How the Martial Arts Went Out of Control!
A glorious work out to you!
One more step towards paradise,
that’s what a work out is.
Make sure you take a couple of steps today.
Perhaps you’ve heard me say:
there is an art to destruction,
but the true art is in control.
When I was first learning
way back in the middle ages,
we took a lot of pride
to be perfect in our techniques.
We never threw a kick,
and missed and spun around,
like they do in MMA.
We threw a kick, and if it missed,
we retracted the foot right back to the ground.
And we never threw boxing punches,
like hooks and crosses and things.
Those thing broke the line of the body.
they were stronger,
but if you had kicks you never worried about a boxer.
It was more important to hone your whole body,
to have good kicks, punches, blocks, and so on,
than it was to put everything into a wild haymaker,
or some other out of control movement.
I remember the first time i saw somebody
who was out of control in the martial arts.
I was at a tournament,
I think it was up at Richmond,
and this white belt,
when the match was begun,
would charge across the ring,
and start pummeling the other guy.
no martial arts.
The shocking thing was that he got away with it.
No referee pulled him and his sensei aside,
and told him he would have to know karate
if he wanted to be in a karate tournament.
Not too long after that,
kickboxing started up.
Which was just boxing with a few kicks.
because it was easier
(required less art,
less attention to detail)
and more effective.
Well, of course it was more effective,
it was the ring,
and you couldn’t kick somebody in the balls.
over the years,
there has been this continuous push
away from the fine tuned attention to detail,
the retraction of the kick and
the focus of the punch,
and now people just bang away
and call it karate,
or martial arts,
and it is.
Not by a long shot.
Doesn’t look like the stuff I learned
near fifty years ago.
went from art,
to beating people up.
And instructors found it easy and mindless
to let people,
to encourage people,
to just throw hooks and jabs,
instead of learning how to generate energy,
and focus it precisely.
I recommend my courses
if you want to resurrect the art.
I don’t box,
I don’t bang,
I get into the art,
the discipline that forges the spirit.
Here’s a link…
This link will get you going on the true art,
show you how to make karate,
Then the door to the real you will open.
Have yourself a great work out!