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The Truth About Classical Karate Kicks

What Do You Do if Somebody Grabs Your Kick!

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I received a great email,
the question it asked was about kicks.
What do you do when somebody grabs your leg?

Now this is sort of funny,
because kicks,
and kicking exercises
have degraded so much,
this is a valid question.
It didn’t used to be valid.
I’ll be speaking specifically of the side thrust kick here.

kick boxing training manualflykickBack in Kenpo,
back in 1967,
we would just twist the hips and pull the kick back.
It required a certain flexibility of leg,
but it was easy.
You got used to pulling with the hips,
and we didn’t know we were training
with a sort of ‘whole body’ technique,
or what I call CBM,
Coordinated Body Motion,
using the whole body as one unit.

And,
another technique we practiced
was to do a shoulder roll away,
because the catcher couldn’t
hang on to the whole body weight.

Now Kenpo is a good art,
lots of fun,
but there are some problems with it.
In combining several types of arts,
they mixed concepts,
so consider how we used to handle a caught leg
a caught side thrust kick,
in the Kang Duk Won.

Near every class
for over three years,
we did something called plant and push.
We did it with a front heel thrust,
and with a side thrust kick.
With plant and push
you and your partner start in the horse stance.
You shuffle forward,
‘popping’ really,
exploding from the tan tien.
Both feet start motion at the same time,
the front leg plants on the partner’s waist,
and the back foot replaces the front foot,
they both land at the same time.
Doing it this way causes the tan tien to explode,
to ‘pop’ with energy.

Now,
you aren’t kicking,
you are placing your foot,
and then you push.
You only push a couple of inches,
but that is the exact area
of muscle and energy needed
to develop the power in a kick.
You push the person’s whole body,
and he gives way,
just enough
so you have to use your power.

Now,
after three or four years of doing this exercise,
an interesting thing happened.
We could kick,
and if somebody grabbed the thrust kick,
we would hop slightly,
jamming weight down the support leg,
and extending the caught leg,
and we could plant and push the fellow away.
Could do a lot of damage,
really.

This is a true ‘chi power’ kick,
a complete CBM training method.
We stomp to create more energy and thrust the hips,
the reverse of kenpo,
but the same whole body principle.

The thing is that this exercise
is the type that many people look down on,
because they think it can’t be used,
and they don’t realize
how much power accumulates,
and how the person changes over time.
People simply don’t practice this exercise,
and,
to tell the truth,
I never saw it outside of our school.

When they kick today,
they use the kicks from Muy Thai,
and they slop through,
no focus.
They use the legs for bashers,
and they don’t develop pin point accuracy.

We would practice our kicks religiously,
hundreds and hundreds and hundreds
of kicks per kick per side.
We got to the point where we used the ball of the foot
like a balpeen hammer,
right in the center of the chest.
Knocked the F out of anybody,
and we were so fast that people couldn’t catch our kicks.
When I got my black belt
I could kick ANYBODY that was a lower belt.
No problem.
But I couldn’t kick other black belts,
and that was where we would get into catching kicks,
and the worth of the plant and push exercise.

BUT,
you have to do it for years.
You can’t be one of these guys
that thinks hitting the bag can be done
with any part of the foot,
and slop doesn’t matter
as long as you kick hard.

You have to focus,
use awareness,
use the ball of the foot,
snap the leg back,
no pause in the cocking position
(when the leg is next to the hip)
sink the weight at impact,
use the whole body
so that the body is like whip.
Takes a lot of work.
But that is the value of the true art.

The world,
unfortunately,
wants the glitter and bauble
the bruises and blood
of the octagon.
They want image,
not art.
But that’s okay.
Everybody has their choices.

Anyway,
hope this helps.
You will find me talking about Plant and Push
every once in a while.
I’ll bet it is in the Power Kicks course,
which is the freebie
attached to the Matrix Karate course.

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/matrix-karate/

Okay,
‘nuff said,
have yourself a GREAT weekend!
Lots of work outs,
lots of party,
and be safe.

Al

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Release of Book Matrixing Bruce Lee!

New Book on Bruce Lee!

Man!
Beginning of the week,
and it is looking good!
I mean,
good for a work or ten.
In fact,
perfect for a work out or ten!
So get started!
The only thing you have to lose is your slovenly ways!
Yee haw!

Okay,
the big news,
the release of a book matrixing Bruce Lee’s art,
Jeet Kune Do
(the way of the intercepting fist).

Now,
I released it,
then decided to change the title,
and released it again,
all within two days.
It should be available on Amazon this week,
probably wednesday.
BUT,
you can always pick up the instant download PDF here…

http://freebrucelee.com/martial-arts/new-book-on-bruce-lee/

Now,
this is a most interesting book.
First,
JKD is an advanced art,
so while I present a few matrixes,
and discuss how Bruce came close
to achieving matrixing on his own,
he was a VERY thorough cat,
I have to go into neutronics
to really give his art its due.

And this is why I released it
and then re-released it within two days.
The word ‘Neutronics’ was in the title,
and I IMMEDIATELY had people saying
‘What? What’s that?’
So many didn’t know what it was
I knew they would be scared off.
People are scared of what they don’t understand.
And,
it reminds me of when Karate first came
to the shores of the US.
It was advertised as Judo,
people didn’t know what Karate was,
so they equated it with something similar.
And,
the same thing happened with Kung Fu.
Kung Fu schools,
back in the sixties,
would advertise themselves as Karate.
People just didn’t know what Kung Fu was,
and,
as I said,
people are scared of what they don’t understand.

So,
what is the book about?
I explain matrixing and neutronics very quickly,
then I go through the JKD system
point by point,
comparing and contrasting,
showing where JKD almost matrixes,
discussing how Bruce created something
that requires neutronics to understand,
and so on.

I also give a couple of drills,
one of which hasn’t been seen,
except in the small book I wrote
‘Amazing Fighting Drills.’
Been out of print for a while.

Now,
the book goes for $19.95.
It is advanced,
deserves a slightly higher price.
BUT,
if you know about this newsletter,
then you know how to score this book
for $5 off.
That’s right,
the instant download,
the digital version (PDF)
is available at this address.

http://freebrucelee.com/martial-arts/new-book-on-bruce-lee/

So,
check it out.
Whether you’re interested in Bruce Lee or not,
it is a real charge to actually see how I use neutronics,
let alone matrixing
in the analysis of what is,
undoubtedly,
a very advanced martial art.

Now,
that all said,
one other thing,
it is a beautiful day for a work out or ten…

Have a great work out!
Al

http://freebrucelee.com/martial-arts/new-book-on-bruce-lee/

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Release of New Book on Bruce Lee!

Bruce Lee Book Just Published!

The name of the book is ‘Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do, and Neutronics.’

Written by Al Case, a martial artist with near fifty years experience in the martial arts, this book takes an outside viewpoint of Bruce Lee, and his martial art (Jeet Kune Do).

Bruce Lee writing

Click on the cover!

Bruce Lee is often considered, specifically as to what drove him to his martial arts theories. The main focus of the book, however, is to compare and contrast Jeet Kune Do to the more classical martial arts, specifically, the author’s art of Karate.

This is a hard core book. While it is respectful, it is obvious that the author holds Mr. Lee in high esteem, there are some very hard questions asked concerning the formation of JKD, and the real purpose of the art.

It is also an intelligent book, going into Matrixing Technology, which is the first and only science of the martial arts, and Neutronic philosophy. The author claims that because JKD is an advanced martial art only advanced methods of thought can be used to analyze it.

Which is to say that if you are Beeavis or Butthead, you may want to avoid this tome. It won’t teach you Jeet Kune Do, and it may hurt your head to actually start thinking about it.

Mr. Case has, as said, near 50 years martial arts experience. He began Kenpo Karate in 1967, quickly became an instructor, and went on to study virtually every martial art that came down the pike during the Golden Age of Martial Arts. He became a writer for the magazines in 1981, and had his own column in Inside Karate. Thus, Mr. Case doesn’t enter the picture as a newbie, but an experienced fighter and writer. His compare and contrast with JKD should provide the most enlightened student with much thought.

Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do, and Neutronics, will be released and on Amazon within the week, and students interested in the paperback version should do a search on Amazon probably by the last week of April 2015.

Students who would like to save $5 and purchase the instant download of the book should go to FreeBruceLee.com.

http://freebrucelee.com/martial-arts/new-book-on-bruce-lee/

Finding the Truth of Bruce Lee

Newsletter 747
The Difference Between Bruce Lee and You

Good morning.
Awesome day for a work out.
Just fantastic.
Enjoy yourselves!

Okay,
so what is the difference between Bruce Lee and yourself?
Let me list some things,
and we will see how you fare.
Remember,
however,
this is to be used only to point you in directions,
to make you think about your work outs,
and what you want to do in the martial arts.
Other than that,
comparisons between people are sort of silly.
We are each unique,
you know?

So,
The Little Dragon studied a classical martial art.
Wing Chun.
Have you studied a classical martial art?
Bruce Lee wasn’t satisfied with that martial art.
Are you satisfied with your martial art?
Bruce found it not as workable as he wished,
found it lacking in conditioning,
and many other things.
Have you isolated your exact dissatisfaction
with your martial art?
Is it conditioning?
Is it too much freestyle, or forms, or…?
You need to know this so you can decide
what you want to do about it.

Bruce researched some 26 different martial arts.
How many martial arts have you researched?
Not just read an article about,
but delved into and found books and videos
and even talked to people from those arts?

Bruce Lee made connections between various Martial Arts.
He was mixing and matching between not just techniques,
but training methods,
and in this way he came up with his own training methods.
Have you gone through a variety of martial arts?
Looked for training methods that you can import
into your own martial art?

The Little Dragon was not politically correct.
He talked the talk,
and he was willing to put it on the line.
Fortunately,
he only had a couple of fights,
but he was willing to mix it up
with any fellow who came into his studio
and had a serious question.
Further,
he was willing to learn from what he observed,
and even to the point of fixing his own system.
This is an important point:
are you willing to let yourself be proved wrong?
And then learn from it?

The Dragon read voraciously
and his library of philosophical volumes
was supposed to number up to 5,000 books.
And he had read,
and could even quote
from those books.
How many books have you read?

Mr. Lee did what he wanted.
He started and stopped teaching,
had schools,
went to Hollywood,
went around the world,
talked to whoever he wanted.

He was,
in a word,
dedicated.
He was dedicated to finding the truth of his art,
and the truth of himself.
He succeeded by incredible willpower.
Are you wiling to make that commitment.

Interesting questions, eh?
And I’ve just touched the surface.

The thing to understand here
is that Bruce wanted matrixing.
Heck,
everybody wants matrixing.
Everybody wants a logic
that will make sense of their lives.
Everybody wants a method
by which they can understand the world.

Look at the ways he was organizing the martial arts.
He would list all the potentials of timing.
He lacked a matrix,
and there are doubtless still holes,
but this can be credited to the fact
that he was slanting himself
towards a certain combat efficiency.

He tried to list all the potentials for ways of attacking,
he developed new ways of training chi sao (sticky hands),
and on and on and on.

And all because he was dedicated,
and dedicated to learning everything he could
about all martial arts.
He just lacked matrixing
to make sure he got it all,
and to make sure the organization was correct.

Here’s an interesting concept,
when I matrixed time on the Matrix Kung Fu course,
I left out split timing
because it was too obvious.
Yet Bruce’s understanding of timing
doesn’t include what is on my matrix
on that course.

I tell you,
I really enjoy going over what Bruce did,
and comparing it to what I did.
Lot of food for thought there.

Anyway,
think about the questions I’ve posed here,
and consider whether you have sufficiently
compared and contrasted
enough martial arts,
and more important,
whether you have a method
by which you can make sure your art is logical,
and fits together as a whole.

Here’s the link to Matrix Kung Fu.

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/matrix-kung-fu/

It has a matrix for timing
that will totally educate you
as to what timing is,
and how to use it.
The funny thing is,
accept for the fact it is about timing,
it addresses an entirely different subject,
but without that subject
you can’t really understand what timing is.
Odd.
But that’s what matrixing does,
it makes the connections you never would have seen.

Have a great work out!
Al

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/matrix-kung-fu/

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New Paper on Neutronics in the Martial Arts

The Initiation of Motion in the Martial Arts

This is an interesting thing: where does motion really come from?

The answer to this is in a rather comprehensive and weighty epistle i just pub listed on Academia.edu. Here’s the link.

https://www.academia.edu/11194218/Moving_the_Body_in_Martial_Arts_with_Neutronics

neutronic martial art philosophy bookThe concept behind this paper deals with the simple question, what makes the brain tell the nerve to tell the muscle so that the body can have motion?

The answer is simple, and yet requires an in depth bit of writing.

Still, wallow through this bit of work and you will find yourself capable of better and more efficient motion. Which is to say your martial arts will be better. You will understand where they come from; you will understand the source of the martial arts.

But, you better get out your big word dictionary, I don’t take prisoners, this is the real skinny and I can’t use words with one syllable to describe it all.

That said, here’s the link again:

https://www.academia.edu/11194218/Moving_the_Body_in_Martial_Arts_with_Neutronics

Have a great work out!

The Secret of Motion/SPECIAL ‘START YOUR OWN SCHOOL’ OFFER

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Hope you got everything
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If you didn’t,
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Okay,
got an interesting email the other day,
the essence of the question
had to do with
when do you teach CBM.

CBM,
Coordinated Body Motion.
Moving all parts of the body at the same time.

The answer is that you start teaching it on day one,
and if the guy is still your student
50 years later,
you should still be teaching CBM.

CBM is the motion between stances.
You should be striving to improve motion
your whole life.

Here’s a neutronic datum:
That which doesn’t have motion is dead.

Study the motion of everything in life,
if you want to be alive.

And the interesting thing about that
is that even if you are dead,
you will still be studying motion.

There you are,
floating,
without a body,
figuring out how to move the viewpoint that is you.

Of course,
if you have matrixed your martial arts,
then you know the truth,
do an opposite motion to create motion.
But everybody knows that.
Grin.

What?
You didn’t?
Let me ask you a question
that you never thought of:
How do you walk?

I mean,
you are standing there
balanced,
unmoving,
and you decide to move,
what is the actual mechanism involved?
how do you unbalance yourself,
so you can fall forward,
and catch yourself with your legs,
and actually move?

The answer is that if you have CBMed
you have to fall forward.
Only forward.

But if you haven’t CBMed,
then you have to tilt your body
in both directions,
to fall in one.

It’s awkward,
it’s not efficient,
but it sure is an argument for CBM.

Odd thing is,
I’m probably the only guy in the world
that ever asked this question.
(‘Oh, no,’ says Joe Belt, ‘we have that in our art!’)
Right.

But the question is valid.
How do you make motion?
And the most uncoordinated guy in the world,
has to throw himself in both directions,
to tilt himself off balance,
and thus walk,
or make any kind of motion.

But,
you CBM,
or have an inordinate amount of martial arts,
and you just go forward.
You just…do it.
No pre-motion unbalancing act,
just move in a direction.

The end of telegraphing your motion.

And,
do this for every single motion,
in every single form,
and you will be more than enlightened.

Anyway,
thought I’d throw all that out for you.
If you really want to explore the concept,
just matrix your forms.
Explore your forms,
the key is redundancy and repetition,
until you are uniquely aware.

And, that said,
I want to go into something
that is a bit different.

Some people think the economy sucks.
They work for a living,
they get a good wage,
when they can work,
when they have a job,
when their hours aren’t cut,
and so on.

But the economy doesn’t actually suck.

What sucks is that you are working for somebody else.
If you are working for yourself,
then you can control your income.
If you work for yourself,
the economy slowing down
is ridiculous.
It won’t effect you.

You see,
as soon as you see less money,
you just put in a little more effort,
and you have more money.

Read those last four lines again,
that is a truth in this universe.

Don’t have enough money?
Work harder.
But you can’t do that
if you are relying on somebody else
for your job,
for your income.

I went into business for myself
at about age 30.
So for over 35 years
I have never had a slump.
Sure,
I’ve lost work,
but I just go out and get some more.

Now,
why am I telling you this?
Because I want you to break out,
to go into business for yourself.
I want you to have as much money when you want,
whenever you want.

Here’s the funny thing,
before I went into business for myself,
what got me to the point
where I could break out,
and go into business,
I started teaching Karate
all by myself.
I did that,
and suddenly I thought about
doing other things!
Hey,
if I can make a few extra bucks
doing what I love,
why can’t I start a business?

You don’t have to invest money,
you just get passionate
in talking with people,
and do what you love.

So,
here’s the deal.
Order a course,
Any course worth $30,
then email me at
aganzul@gmail.com
Tell me you want the teaching package.
I’ll send it to you FREE.

The package consists of
How to Start Your Own School
(from the Master Books package) (40 pages)
How to Teach Martial Arts (49 pages)
How to Put on a Seminar. (56 pages)
And,
BONUS
500 of my articles. (616 pages)

That’s four things,
Crucial things if you want get started right now,
and FREE if you get a course.

So,
want to make a few more bucks?
Maybe start your own business?
And you love the martial arts?

Or,
how about this…
you don’t really learn the martial arts,
until you teach the martial arts.
And THAT is the real truth.

Okay,
That’s about it.
Can’t do much more,
Except tell you to have
A GREAT WORK OUT!

Al

Here’s the link for the Tong Bei book,
and thanks to all those who already have it.

PDF download
http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/tong-bei/

Paperback at Amazon

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Bruce Lee, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan Decide Who is the Best Martial Artist!

Bruce Lee, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan fight to the Finish!

What many people don’t know is that Bruce Lee, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan got together to decide who was the best martial artist of all time.

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You think I’m gonna get fat, my friend?

bruce lee kenpo trainingI know, you think this is a crock, that Bruce Lee is dead, so this couldn’t happen.

But the truth is that Bruce Lee is actually alive, his death was faked, and he has been living in a government compound with other people who have gone into hiding. This compound houses such entities as Judge Crater, Jimmy Hoffa, Elvis, Jim Morrison, Marylyn Monroe, and so on.

You know, people who have become so big, so iconic, that they pose a threat to the government.

So just last month, because of concerns raised in an article written by Al Case in his FreeMartialArts website, ‘Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li: Who is the Best Martial Artist?’ Bruce, Jet and Jackie came together to decide, with fists, who was the best Kung Fu fighter.

Mind you, the fact that they were so willing to come together in the first place proves that these three legends have thought about this on their own.

To be honest, they respect each other, this was obvious to this writer, who was the only invited spectator, but they also have a bit of disdain for each other. After all, they have all seen each others movies, and they all have their legion of fans calling them the best, all of which stokes their personal ego

Jet Li arrived first at the Chinatown warehouse selected for this one of a kind Martial Arts tournament. He sauntered in, swathed in sunglasses and a fancy, white scarf. Every inch the movie star, the youngest of the trio, he puffed on a thin cheroot and had a babe on each arm.

Jackie arrived second. He is the second youngest, or oldest, depending on whether you are half empty or half full, and he hobbled in on a pair of crutches with both of his arms in casts.

With a friendly sneer Jet stood up and helped him to a seat.

“Thanks, Jet,” murmured Jackie. “Did you know I have broken every bone in my body? I’ve got so much arthritis I could bottle it.” He struggled to bend his knees and sat down in a chair, wiping his brow and trying to shrug off the pain.

Then he pulled out a quart bottle of whiskey and drank the whole thing. Canadian Mist, I believe.

Then the grand old man, the Little Dragon himself, Bruce Lee was rolled into the room. His chin overlapped another chin, which overlapped another chin, and it was fortunate that he had his own motorized wheel chair, for he couldn’t get up if he had to.

“Hi guys,” He wheeled to a position facing Jet and Jackie. “Elvis has been cooking for me. He makes these great peanut butter and banana and bacon sandwiches. He slathers them with mayo, first, then slices up cubes of butter, and he makes sure he soaks the white bread with the bacon juice. I tell ya, man, nothing goes to waste with E. Sort of makes up for all those years of drinking that stupid vegetable juice i did.”

He moped the sweat off his forehead.

“Okay, so we gonna fight, or what?” asked Jackie, ending the pleasantries.

“I sorta thought we’d talk about it, first,” said Bruce, reaching for an oxygen mask he kept hanging over the back of the wheelchair.

“You’d like that, wouldn’t you, old man,” snapped Jet.

“Jet, baby, can we go back to the hotel room?” whined one of the babes on his arms.

And, at this point, this writer must point out that it didn’t look like Jet had his arms out for the girls to hold, rather, it looked like they were holding him up by the arms!

“Are you all right?” this concerned and solicitous writer asked Mr. Li.

“Yeah, man. Just a little tired,” he sagged in the girls’ grip, and this writer knew the cause: Jet had been exhausted by the two girls prior to coming to this meeting!

Jackie responded with, “I think we could do without the physicality if we just counted fans, people who have seen our movies, that sort of thing.

“You’ve got more movies!” protested the Little Dragon.

“You’ve had longer for people to see your movies,” countered Jackie.

Jet laughed. “A communist, and he wants to vote!”

“Hey!” protested Jackie. “No need to insult! you got a better idea?”

“You guys could get wheel chairs and we could have a race,” gasped Bruce, then drawing deeply on his oxygen tank.

This writer, observing that these three men were too old, too out of shape to really fight, said, “Maybe we should forget about a fight. I don’t want anybody to get hurt.”

“Don’t be an idiot!” rasped Bruce.

“You idiot!” shouted Jackie.

“Guy’s not very smart,” opined Jet.

“You stupid,” said Bruce with a look of disgust.

Then they began to really insult your faithful correspondent. They called him a dope, said he sat on his brains, and would flunk as a paperweight.

That he was a bad writer and a lousy martial artist.

That he voted for Barack Obama.

And Bruce said, again, “You stupid.”

Finally, outraged all, these three incredible martial artists, Bruce Lee,Jet Li and Jackie Chan, shoved this writer out of the door.

Jet snapped, “We’ll have our own fight, and you aren’t invited!”

Jackie chimed in with, “We’ll let you know who wins!”

And Bruce merely rolled his head back and forth on his huge and blubber laden frame and said, “You stupid.”

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Hey! What about me? don’t I count for something?

The two girls who had escorted Jet into the warehouse held my arms, their lithe but momentous frames immobilizing me, and I could not get free to return to the warehouse. I struggled, I sear I struggled, but they must have known jujitsu, or MMA, or something, for they held me firm, and even giggled as they did so.

And there I stood, outside the door to the secret warehouse, chagrined and disappointed. Held in place by pulchritudinous and bodacious females, one of which whispered in my ear “Wanna go to our hotel room? and who I could smell whiskey on her breath, and the other who chewed and snapped gum and looked bored.

Silence stared back at me, and then, suddenly, sounds exploded from the warehouse.

“AIEEE!” Bruce whooped.

The sound of furniture breaking.

“You fat—“ more furniture, sounding like it wasn’t just breaking, but actually exploding.

“Call me a commie you capitalistic warpig!”

“AIEEEE! AIEEEE!”

I swear, in my mind, I could see what was happening. Jet turning a somersault, Bruce rolling his wheel chair into Jackie’s chins, Jackie yelling “Ow!”

Bruce doing a straight blast in between pushing on the wheels of his chair, Jet flipping through the air while doing Tai Chi yang long form, Jackie bent double and breathing hard.

Bruce’s JKD lancing into the martial arts defenses of Jet and Jackie.

Jet running up a wall, across he ceiling, and down the other wall, then collapsing before he could strike Bruce in the back of the head.

Jackie rolling across the floor, holding his groin, saying, “Oh, my arthritis hurts!”

For long minutes, at least twenty minutes, the fight went on, the damage must have been incredible, the amount of pain these three warriors could inflict, and take, must have been incredible.

It was a fight that only Wong Jack Man could have survived.

Finally, however, it was over. Whatever had happened had happened, and the damage had been done.

It took a few minutes – this author had to threaten Dim Mak to the bodies of his gorgeous captors – but finally I broke free and pulled open the door to the warehouse.

Every single stick of furniture had been broken. Rugs that had been nailed down were now overturned, and even the paint on the wall was bruised. Doubtless from the massive amounts of secret chi that had been generated by these three superheroes.

Jet sauntered past this writer and into the hallway, my head turned, my eyes wide, to follow him.

A sound from inside the warehouse, and I quickly looked back. Jackie brushed by, quick on his crutches.

My gaze followed him, and Bruce rolled his wheel chair over my toes.

I turned and stared at the three iconic and even legendary martial artists. They stood…well, Bruce sat…and stared at me.

Jet sneered, his arms supported…uh, supporting his babes.

Jackie breathed hard and was bent double and even moaning a little.

Bruce merely looked at my toes and grinned.

“We had our fight,” stated Jet Li.

“And we know who’s best,” said Jackie, straightening up to speak, but immediately bending back over and gasping.

“But we aren’t going to tell you,” said Bruce. And then he added. “You stupid.”

And then they walked…Bruce rolled…away. Into the legends of time, into the myth of history, to hide in government sponsored warehouses to await a time when the world was ready to be influenced by their glory.

And this writer was left with one, and only one, conclusion.

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Can a person get a black belt in one year? Here’s the answer…

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The author, age 25, 1974. We were all young once, hopefully, we will all grow old.

There are two type of people in this world.

First, there are those who think their art is best, and everybody else is a loser; who take umbrage at this article as being disrespectful to the greatest martial artists of all time; who probably didn’t even finish reading the article before mouthing their opinion as the nefarious and scurrilous nature of the author of this piece to the world.

Second, there are those who chuckle and grin; who might even laugh as hard as Bruce, Jet or Jackie would should they read this article; who order courses from Monster Martial Arts to see if the author actually has some substance behind his disrespectful and loathsome thoughts, and to see if there really is some meat behind this matrixing thing.

Which kind of martial artist are you?

Bruce Lee, the Little Dragon, was born on November 27, 1940. He would have been 74 at the time of this article, and he has been missed by EVERY martial artist in the world.

Jet Li was born on April 26th, 1963, and he was 51 at the time of this article.

Jackie Chan was born April 7, 1954, and he was 60 at the time of this article.

Both Jet and Jackie have stated that they were inspired by Bruce Lee.

About the author: Al Case was born in 1948, and was 66 at the time of this article. He never met Bruce Lee, Jet Li, or Jackie Chan. But he did see their movies, and was blessed by that experience. You can read more of his work, inspired by such as Bruce, Jet and Jackie, at MonsterMartialArts.com. You can subscribe to his blog at Matrix Martial Arts (https://alcase.wordpress.com)

Chuck Norris Puts Out Line of Pink Martial Arts Gear!

Chuck Norris Wore Pink to Beat Up Bigots!

It’s true, a whole new line of pink martial arts gear, and it’s pretty obvious Chuck Norris is coming out of the closet. At the very least, coming clean about a not so honorable period of his life.

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Reson and the Age of Kenpo Karate

Apparently, many years ago, before he became more famous than Rock Hudson, Chuck used to tend bar. He would wear a pink apron and pick fights with anybody who made a remark.

He was young, and he excused such behavior by saying, ‘I just want to rid the world of bigots.’ On the side he would say he was just looking for ways to practice his martial arts.

And, you can believe the above is true because…I read it on the net!

Actually, a fellow wrote into a forum I was on and wanted to read an article on this thing he had heard about Chuck Norris wearing pink and picking fights with drunks, so I thought I would oblige him.

The fact of the matter is that I was learning martial arts, I was a new instructor at the local Kenpo school, when Chuck was making  a name for himself on the martial arts tournament scene.

Every week, it seemed, Chuck was winning a tournament, taking down some of the biggest names, taking home the biggest trophies.

Then, a couple of years later, when I was a black belt and out teaching at my own martial arts school, he became a movie star!

Man, we would flock to the movies, watch him beat holy heck out of uunsavory charcters, and we would cheer!

My particular favorite fight scene of his, more even than the battle with Bruce Lee in ‘The Way of the Dragon,’ is in the martial arts/horror flick ‘Silent Rage.’ There is a reality in the barroom fight with the bikers that is so darn nifty it takes the breath away.

Now, over all the years of Chuck Norris, all the movies and the TV show, I have never heard anything scurrilous said concerning him. In fact, people would always remark how he was the most polite fellow they had ever met, how he went out of his way to be kind to people.

Tough guy? Maybe. Certainly a tough karate fighter.

Bad guy? Not to my knowledge.

Wear pink and beat up drunks? Negative.

In spite of all research, in spite of my sleazy talents as a yellow journalist, I could find no mention of Chuck Norris wearing pink and beating up bigots.

All I heard was good things.

And, the Chuck Norris line of pink Martial Arts gear? Made it up.

About the Author: The author began martial arts in 1967, and does not use a pink pen when he writes. He has written over a dozen martial arts books on such subjects as Pang Gai Noon, Kenpo Karate, Marine Corps Martial Arts, the One Year Black Belt System, and, of course, Matrixing Karate. You can find these books at AlCaseBooks.com.

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What a Platoon of Taliban Did to a Lone Marine…

Atrocities Committed on a Lone Marine by the Taliban…

survivalist martial artA platoon of Taliban were on patrol one day, when they spotted a lone marine standing on a large boulder.

“Quick!” shouted Mohammad to two of his jihadists, “There’s only one devil dog, so go kill him!”
The two soldiers ran for the boulder, yelling threats and shooting their rifles in the air.
The marine jumped off the boulder and disappeared from view.
The two Taliban ran behind the boulder, and suddenly the air was filled with screams and gunfire. Then there was silence.
“You five,” commanded Mohammad, “Go find out what happened!”
The five Taliban ran to the boulder, yelling that God was with them and shooting their rifles in the air. They circled behind the boulder, and suddenly the air was filled with screams and gunfire. Then there was silence.
Mohammad turned to the rest of his command and screamed, “Go find out what happened!”
The Jihadists all yelled that they were ready to go to Paradise and shot their rifles in the air and charged the boulder. They ran around behind the boulder, and suddenly the air was filled with screams and gunfire.Then there was silence.
Mohammad pulled out his radio and started to call for more troops when a lone Taliiban soldier crawled out from behind the boulder. He was beaten half to death, bayoneted several times, had many bullet wounds, and was near death, but he managed to call out to Mohammad… “There were two of them!”

Okay, no booing, this is a good one. And if you want to find out why the marines are so tough, maybe even try to be tough like them yourself,  then head over to ‘Fixing MCMAP.’

 

Did Bruce Lee Really Know Gung Fu?

Bruce Lee Gung Fu Lives

Bruce Lee was the martial arts icon of the last century. Ask people what the first thing that pops into their mind when you say gung fu, and they will say Bruce Lee. An interesting question about the Little Dragon is how much gung fu did he really know?

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I know gung fu better than you, my friend!

Well, he knew some Tai Chi Chuan, his grandfather taught him when he was a child, that is on record.

And, he was accomplished at Wing Chun Gung Fu, under Yip Man, though probably not a master. He knew the first half of the system, the hard half, but had not delved into the soft half.

And there you go, that’s all the gung fu Bruce knew.

Whoa! You say. That’s all? But…but…but…

So here’s the thing, he grew up in China, and he was immersed in the culture, so he knew ABOUT lots of gung fu.

And, as time went on and he researched, he was familiar with some 26 styles of martial arts. Which is not to say he knew them extensively and in depth, but he was familiar.

But, what people don’t get is the depth of his drive. He was obsessed. He didn’t do ten kicks and think his kicks were good, he did thousands of kicks, and likely thought they were bad!

Thus, he dug deep, and in the depths was where his real gung fu was born.

So it’s not how wide your knowledge is that is important, but how deep.

Now, that said, here’s something else to think about. Bruce was not always using eastern martial arts.

If you look at his movies it looks like eastern stuff, but the fact of the matter is that he was much interested in such things as western boxing and fencing. And, he was a very accomplished cha cha dancer. And he put these things into his moves, and he used eastern discipline to make them shine.

Watch him. When he dances around an opponent, is he using a cha cha step? Think about it.

And when you read his books, like The Tao of Jeet Kune Do, isn’t he extrapolating fencing principles into the classical martial arts moves of the east?

An extremely interesting fighting system is Pan Gai Noon.

There’s a good website called FreeBruceLee.com.