Where Do You Look During Combat
It’s great for a work out!
one of the biggest,
most frequent questions I get,
when I’m teaching,
is where do you look
when you are free styling.
and this is really bad,
I get kids who freestyle
Would you like to fight while unconscious?
Let me explain.
If you were in the middle of a street
and a car came barreling towards you,
would you look at the car?
Or would you look at the driver?
Kids and beginners always say,
‘I’d look at the car.’
I make the noise of somebody being smunched,
run over by a car.
Here’s the thing,
the car has no mind.
It is a piece of metal and machinery.
The car has no direction,
except that which is fed into it by the driver.
So you look at the driver.
You look at the person behind the wheel,
you read his intentions.
Read his intentions.
A car has no intention.
Only a human being has intention.
So you must look at the driver of the car.
when you are fighting,
you must look at the eyes.
The eyes are the windows to a man’s soul.
Look at the eyes,
and you can see the intention.
You can see the thoughts.
You can see the intention.
Not at first.
At first you see eyes.
You see flesh and tissue.
with dedicated dedication,
see the thought behind the body.
The spirit behind the flesh.
The ‘I am’ directing the action.
I’ve heard all the theories,
even been told to do them,
and even believed them for a while.
Look at the chest.
Use peripheral vision.
See the whole body by unfocusing.
But you’re still looking at the vehicle,
and not seeing who’s driving.
even without eyes,
you’ll start to perceive
but it will be slow and faulty.
Who do you think is looking through those eyes?
Here’s the funny thing,
I was teaching a kid the other day,
and I made him look at me,
really look at me,
the ‘I am,’
and not the body,
and he broke down.
Went into the giggling hysterics.
Couldn’t look at me.
When I was a child and in trouble,
parents lecturing me,
I’d look down,
and immediately got the:
‘Look at me when I’m talking to you!’
They didn’t want me going unconscious.
I had to stay there and take my punishment.
after a little of that,
I didn’t want to get in trouble.
It was just too hard looking them in the eyes.
This video clip is how you use the blinding steel material…
So that’s the key,
it will help your martial arts tremendously,
it will help your matrixing fantastically.
here’s something simple,
if you can’t look at it,
you can’t fight it.
And that means you can’t fight.
Because if you’re not looking,
then you’re unconscious.
Thanks to all who have purchased
Tiger and Butterfly Martial Arts,
it’s on Amazon.
the system I do,
right after Tiger and Butterfly
is the Blinding Steel course.
I teach the hard stuff with the Tiger/Butterfly,
then I do the weapons,
which is Monkey Boxing,
then I finally go through the Matrix Kung Fu.
Funny when you look at it that way,
goes to show how advanced some of those
four original matrixing courses are.
have a great work out!
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