How to Tell if A Martial Arts School is Any Good!
Perfect afternoon, actually,
because I get to work out!
how about you?
Sorry i am getting behind on the newsletters,
just have a lot to do.
I was thinking the other day
about how people can tell whether a martial art school
is good or bad.
how do you tell?
Trophies don’t mean much,
loud mouths don’t mean much,
And i realized there was one way to,
if not tell how good a school is,
at least to elevate it to good consideration.
Simply go in and chat,
and look around,
and see how many injuries there are.
Do students talk about getting their fingers broke?
This is the sign of a bad school.
A good school,
with the techniques practiced properly
will not have many injuries.
lots of bruises,
maybe a bloody lip,
maybe a mouse,
but no broken bones.
No hip replacements,
or other signs of people out of control.
The martial arts are all about control.
Can you control the other fighter?
Or do you have to hurt him to control him?
Hurting to control is not control at all.
Here’s the thing,
you practice the martial arts not to beat people up,
but rather to learn how to control yourself.
Once you learn how to control your own body,
the second stage is to control the other person’s body.
That’s what the martial arts are really all about.
When I was practicing Kenpo,
back in 67,
I broke a toe,
I broke a finger,
and I was always going slow
because of pulled muscles,
and other sorts of things.
When I joined the Kang Duk Won
we fought three times harder,
and I never broke anything.
I got more bruises,
but less injuries.
The students knew they could hurt each other,
so they didn’t try,
they tried to control themselves well enough,
so that they could control the other person.
It’s not about fighting.
It’s about the discipline of self control.
You don’t fight,
you scientifically analyze,
you break down the techniques,
and apply them carefully,
so the other person is not hurt,
but is controlled.
That’s the whole thing,
in a nutshell.
So think about it,
stop lusting for power,
and start searching for control.
It is so much more satisfying,
and will take you to the true martial arts.
check out The Master Instructor Course
Only one of its kind,
the actual physics
of how to control your own body,
or somebody else’s body.
I keep pushing this,
because it is so unique,
and will change your martial arts,
and all martial arts.
have a great work out!