Three Interesting Things About the Martial Arts
what a great Saturday!
glow all day.
I want to say something,
you might find it interesting:
Everybody on this planet is insane
because there is war on this planet.
If ONE person understood this,
war would end,
and the planet would be sane.
I came across this idea many years ago.
Found it interesting,
thought I’d pass it along.
Let you guys think about it.
I want to say something else,
I’ve been working a lot,
newsletters are fewer,
if I don’t answer an email,
or say something that doesn’t quite work,
let me know.
I make mistakes.
But a mistake is wasted if I can’t learn from it.
while you’re thinking about that,
let me talk about the point of this newsletter.
The most important thing you can do is practice.
I’ve been practicing for near 50 years.
I do forms for maybe fifteen minutes at a time.
So let’s say 15 minutes a day,
365 for 50.
So I have done 273,750 minutes of forms.
Or over 4500 hours.
Now it helps if you are doing the forms matrix style,
with perfect form.
even if your form is all messed up,
that is 4500 hours of controlling my body.
Which means 4500 hours of learning to control my mind.
Or 4500 hours of refining my spirit.
Of polishing myself.
I have so much more to go.
But it’s a start.
I just wish I had matrixed forms right from the get go.
Now here’s an interesting thing.
People stop doing a form,
stop repeating a form,
because they feel they aren’t getting anything out of it.
But a form is how you control your body,
which takes control of the mind!
So you are getting humungous amounts of benefit.
It just takes a while to feel it.
To understand and appreciate it.
People stop at Black Belt.
Martial Arts are not a quick school,
you graduate and never have to do them at all.
They are a long school.
You might learn them fast,
but that should be to teach you how to do them
for the rest of your life.
When I was having shoulder surgery.
I couldn’t do my forms.
But I visualized them.
Doctor’s ready to cut me,
and I am far away,
occupied with important things.
With the control of my mind.
With learning to be me.
people stop doing forms because they think they know them.
You might know what a glass looks like,
but that’s not the same as pouring liquid into it every day,
appreciating all the different tastes of life.
I could go on forever.
For a form opens the door to you,
and you last forever.
I need to go do them,
not just talk about them.
have a fantastic day
and a great work out!
Next book is almost done.
‘How to Matrix the Martial Arts,
and the universe and life and everything else.’
get this one…