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Just How Violent Are You?

Newsletter 758
Just How Violent Are You?

Good evening!
Rainy and cold,
perfect for a work out,
really warm me up!
Isn’t life great?
Great work outs equal a great life!

Got a great quiz for you.
Go to this link and do the quizz,
then come back.

http://www.gotoquiz.com/are_you_capable_of_killing

If you don’t like the results,
check yourself with another quiz of the same type.
See you in a while…

http://www.gotoquiz.com/are_you_capable_of_killing_someone

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Welcome back.
How’d you do?
On the first quiz I got 44%
On the second I got 36%
So average of 40% capable of killing people.
Hmmm.
I guess that doesn’t make me too balanced.
But that’s okay.
As long as I take my meds and…
just joking.
I don’t like pills.
At all.

Anyway,
I found the quizzes interesting.
I study the martial arts,
it’s all about killing.
I had to think long and hard
about some of the questions,
after all,
if I’m practicing a technique where I rip somebody’s head off…
isn’t that thinking about murder?
Hmmm.

Which brings us to an interesting point.
the martial arts are,
by and large,
a fantasy.
Of all the people I know who know martial arts,
probably one in a hundred ever got in a fight.
They all got calmer, smarter,
were in better shape,
were nicer people.

And,
I haven’t been in a fight since high school.
that’s a long time.

So we come to the crux of it all.

It’s not wrong to be capable,
I would count that as a gained ability.
That’s why you are studying.
But,
it’s probably wrong to act on those impulses,
and I would say that martial artists are much more capable,
but much less willing to act on impulse.
Sort of turns that bad feeling you get
from being so capable and efficient and all,
into a nice feeling.

Yeah.
You know martial arts,
and you can hurt people,
but because you understand the consequences of hurting people,
you are more careful not to.

Heck,
and you thought you’d done badly.
Silly you.

Now,
want to know the art that I do,
that would probably result
in the most damage to somebody?
That would really hurt them?
Tai Chi.

Yeah,
that slow stuff.
Loosey goosey slow as molasses.
Much deadlier than Karate.
Maybe not as deadly as Blinding Steel,
but Blinding steel uses weapons.

Anyway,
want to hear about a weird fight?
The guy who got me into the Kang Duk Won,
his brother was a Hell’s Angel
who also studied Karate at the Kang Duk Won.
Don’t be so surprised,
there were a lot of bikers there.

So this brother,
T I’ll call him,
got in an argument with the head of the school,
Bob Babich.
One of T’s favorite weapons
was a primary chain off a motorcycle.
I don’t know what kind of motorcycle,
but T could wrap it around his waist
and pull it out in a fight.
He could swing it and it would wrap around,
or he could turn it 90 degrees,
and it was like an iron bar.

So T told Bob he couldn’t beat a guy
armed with a primary chain.
Bob said he could.
T said he couldn’t.
Bob told him to try it.
T pulled out the chain,
flicked it through the air.
Bob stepped back and let it pass,
and it cut him above the eye,
a thin, little slit that hardly bled.
Then Bob stepped in after the chain
and touched T’s eyeball.
Didn’t strike,
just touched.
T dropped the chain,
end of fight.

The funny thing here
is that T was a killer.
Certified.
Bob was a martial artist.
Bob was more capable of killing,
but he knew the consequences,
and he was careful not to kill.

True story.

Okay,
enough bushwah.
Time to work out a bit more.

So here’s the link to Matrix Tai Chi Chuan.

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/2ba-matrix-tai-chi-chuan/

This course breaks Tai Chi down,
makes it totally understandable.
Then you can take this course…

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/five-army-tai-chi-chuan/

Or,
if you’re really feeling good,
get them both and save a few bucks.\Right here…

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/tai-chi-chuan-package/

Now,
have yourself a cool and awesome workout!

Al

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Yoga Fixes Body Easily!

Yoga (The Yoga Kata)

Yoga has been around for thousands of years. Yoga asanas, or postures, were being done by people for this period of time for one simple reason: they work. The interesting thing is that they work, in spite of the fact that they are, for the most part, being done wrong.

I stumbled across this fact as a result of my studies in the martial arts. I studied martial arts for years and years, for decades, and finally realized that I was trying too hard. I was using all my muscles, all my energy, and it was a waste.

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It was a waste because how tense your muscles are doesn’t have much to do with how hard you hit. What matters is how relaxed you are. For when you are relaxed you can deliver the punch more efficiently.

If you are tense you are actually working against yourself, against your own body and mind. You are locking up muscles and actually stopping the flow of energy that results in efficient motion.

The problem was that nobody understood this. Instead, karate instructors would train people and wait for them to get tired of using so much effort, would wait for them, after some years, to start relaxing when they executed the moves.

Waiting for a student to get tired is not very efficient. Especially when compared to instructing them on when and how to relax.

In Yoga people are put in postures, and they stay that way, and the instructors, often sadistic animals, chuckle as the student undergoes the effort and the strain and the pain. Heck, we’ve all heard them chuckling and expounding on how easy it is.

But they don’t tell people how to make easy. Even if they do understand, they are often so filled with their own cleverness that they don’t take the time to make the simple explanations.

It’s one of those things of: ‘We’ve always done it this way!’ And no real understanding.

The truth is that effort, strain and pain can actually result in injuries.

The correct procedure should be to encourage the student to relax. Not to put him in difficult poses and wait for a year or two until he finally relaxes, but to educate him as to how to relax individual muscles.

When an instructor does this the student suddenly gets better. He enters more and more difficult poses not by trying harder, but by relaxing his body, by learning that his muscles are fighting, and he must give them commands to relax.

The interesting phenomena is that the student’s mind will not clear out until he has relaxed.

Well, of course. A straining mind is not empty, is not clear of distractions, it is filled with one, huge distraction.

The author will tell you more at Yogata.

What Matrixing Actually Does in the Martial Arts

Newsletter 755
The Source of Matrixing

Good morning!
The sun is shining
and it is THE day for working out!
Think I’ll start with Yogata,
then the warm ups from Tong Bei
and
finally
I’m going to work on blending the Tong Bei
into Monkey Boxing.
Gonna be fun.

Okay,
The Bruce Lee Book is out
check it out here…

http://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Lee-Classical-Martial-Arts/dp/1511910585/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1430584062&sr=8-2&keywords=bruce+lee+vs

Interestingly,
I’m still playing with the title.
I can’t find something that I like,
that sums it up,
so I put it up for a few days
change it,
and I’m thinking of changing it again.
But the title doesn’t mean much,
it is the matrixing and analysis inside,
that stays the same.
So I’ll keep you updated.

Now,
here’s a great win I thought I’d share…

Hey Al, I just wanted to give you an update on my progress and of course to say hello. I have been spending a lot of time going over your material DVD’s. At least five years and every time I go through the Matrix Karate material, I always get a another peace of knowledge. Even though I have read the same sentence a thousand times. I do have just about all of your courses,  missing just on or two. Matrix Karate is really the core, it is where the knowledge of the physics, concerning the martial arts, can be understood and where you can really experiment with your own structure. It enables you to move so fluidly from technique to technique effortlessly. As a matter of fact, there was a time when I would do the Matrix form one and then slip into form three. At first, I thought it was my Awareness slipping into unAwareness, I have also been studying Neutronics as well. But, something interesting happened, even while maintaining the focus, I found that I had purposely slipped into form three. There was something during the accidents, that felt as if the energy had intention. Since I was focusing my intention, I realized I had slipped into the energy flow. Now, what came of this, was  understanding the motion through space and that, at that time my intention was directed towards the thought of effortlessness, enabling me to find the energy that emanates from me and flow along those intentions.. That was two years ago and I have sense continued on with my studies and have gone thru KDW and Butterfly. Love the Blinding Steel course. I am currently working thru Pa Kua, enjoying it tremendously.
Well, I have yaked  enough. I just wanted to give an update and to say thank you, really. Your teachings have improved many aspects of my life. A humble bow Master Founder.
Michael
Thank you, Michael,
and a humble bow to you.
Well done.
The is to delve deep enough to understand
martial arts as a manifestation of energy.
Not blocks and counters,
not how fast you can beat up somebody,
but yourself,
the energy you manifest as an artist.
Well done.

And,
now that Michael has brought it up,
it is called Matrix Karate for a reason.
Do you know what a matrix is?
It is a mathematical grid.
Most people don’t know where on the grid they are.
So they don’t tap into any of the energy they truly possess,
they just do blocks and punches,
get all excited as they skim the surface of their potential.
But that is all they are doing,
skimming the surface.
Once you matrix,
once you locate yourself on the ‘grid,’
so to speak,
everything changes.
You start to understand the rest of the grid,
and then you start to slip from move to move intuitively.
Logic has made that intuitive.
And the matrix,
the grid,
that I am speaking about is not
a physical chessboard you are standing on,
it is the visualization of potentials unleashed.

Matrixing is a logic which reveals all your potentials
and allows you, pushes you, into intuitivity.

It is different than anything else.

Sometimes it is subtle,
sometimes it is lightening in a bottle,
but it constantly and consistently changes you,
because it keeps uncovering new potentials.

As I said in the original ads…
If I gave you 3, 6, w, watermelon, and 8,
how long would it take you to count to ten?
But if I gave you 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
how long would it take you to count to ten?
And that is what Matrixing does,
it provides the logical structure,
puts the martial arts in the proper order,
and then you can’t not count to ten,
and then you can’t stop yourself
from finding new ways to use
the ‘numbers’ of the martial arts.
Which is to say the basics and technqiues,
making new forms,
and all sorts of other stuff
that is obscured by the classical method.

And the start is in Matrix Karate.
That is the crucial course.
So go read the page on it…

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

Now,
again,
I thank you Michael,
for setting such a great example,
for being dedicated,
for sticking with it.

And for everybody…
have yourself a great work out!

Al

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

http://www.amazon.com/Matrixing-Tong-Bei-Internal-Gung/dp/1507869290/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423678613&sr=8-1&keywords=tong+bei

George Washington’s Martial Arts

Making the Martial Arts List

I first got this idea from George Washington.
The 9th president of the United States.

Now,
what made Georgie so much better than the first 8 presidents,
and all the others after him?

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Is this really the way to solve problems?

To understand that question
you have to understand one neutronic datum:
what you do comes back to you.
This is an absolute truth of the universe.
If you throw a rock at somebody’s head,
then sometime,
somewhere,
you’re going to get hit in the head with a rock.
And if you compliment somebody,
somewhere,
sometime,
you’re going to get complimented.
That’s the way this universe works,
and for a simple reason:
you create it.
And what you create will do what you say.
That’s the truth of:
what goes around comes around.

Okay,
so why was Georgie the best?

Because he made the constitution work.
There was no constitution for the first eight presidents.
But George made the constitution work,
established this country so it wouldn’t fall on its face,
and that made him great.
BUT,
what,
inside George,
drove him to be great enough
to do something that great?

And here is the little known fact,
George read, and apparently acted upon:

Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation

This is a list of how to ‘behave’
first written by Jesuits in 1595.
George had to write them down
as a school exercise.

Here’s a couple of the rules…

1st Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present.
11th Shift not yourself in the Sight of others nor Gnaw your nails.
40th Strive not with your Superiers in argument, but always Submit your Judgment to others with Modesty.

65th Speak not injurious Words neither in Jest nor Earnest Scoff at none although they give Occasion.

Interesting tidbits, eh?

The interesting thing
is that even the ones that seem dated,
have far reaching conclusions.

You can find this list on the internet,

http://www.history.org/almanack/life/manners/rules2.cfm

And it is well worth going over
and considering whether you break those rules,
if any of the rules don’t count any longer,
and how you can better yourself using these rules.
Just translating those rules into modern language
can be positively enlightening.

The point is this:
there is a neutronic maxim:

Politeness is the Greatest Strategy.

These rules of civility
make you consider this maxim.
And then you start living with a bit more quality,
being more careful of the things you do,
how you treat people,
and then the universe starts becoming kinder to you.

It worked for George,
didn’t it?

So why wouldn’t it work for you?
And,
if you think this whole exercise is silly,
consider that the samurai
had a huge and penetrating code of honor.
Bodyguards MUST act a certain way
if they are going to be allowed to function
in certain areas.
And you need to know this stuff
if you are going to be any kind of real warrior.

Remember this one incredibly important fact:

who you are spiritually
is the most important thing in the universe.

Okay,
if you want to tap into the inner you,
work out.
Don’t stop,
day after day,
and you will wake up.
You will become the real you.

And I suggest doing Matrixing to make it happen faster.

Why spend thirty for forty years,
risk dropping out because of injury,
school,
career,
marriage,
kids,
getting old,
and all the other distractions of life?

Do matrixing now,
and you can pack forty years of wisdom
into a year or two of streamlined,
efficient,
logical
martial arts.
Martial Arts that work,
and not on just the physical level,
but in the heart of hearts level.

Here’s the Kung Fu package,
so you can save some money,
and get the whole line up…

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

That’s Shaolin,
Pa Kua Chang,
Tai Chi Chuan,
and even How to Create Your Own Art…

Okay dokily,
you guys and gals have a fantastic time,
and start thinking about reading and doing
The Rule for Civility,
and changing your whole life
from a spiritual point of view,
this summer.

Have a great work out!
Al

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

http://www.amazon.com/Matrixing-Tong-Bei-Internal-Gung/dp/1507869290/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423678613&sr=8-1&keywords=tong+bei

Turn Up the Heat on Chi Development

Newsletter 740
Turning Up the Chi Heat

Listen,
here’s a bit of data that not many people know,
and don’t understand if they do.

The word tan tien,
the hieroglyphics that make that word,
have to do with a fire giving off heat.
Some linguist can take me to task,
but that’s my understanding.
The tan tien is an oven giving off heat.

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New Gung Fu book!
Click on the Cover!

Now,
here’s the funny thing,
most forms of martial arts
do not cause the tan tien
to generate heat.

It’s true.

Yes,
a little heat.
But there is so much emphasis on correct posture
that people miss the ‘incorrect posture’
that is necessary for giving off heat.

I know Karate is that way,
most Kung Fu styles are that way,
and I know that even I
sometimes misrepresent it.

But the reason I misrepresent this fact
of the tan tien giving off heat
is because learning proper alignment
is more important.
At least,
in the beginning.

So let’s assume you aren’t a beginner,
and want to learn about
the real alignment necessary
for your tan tien to give off heat.

Be subtle when you do what I am about to tell you.

Tuck the hips,
and round the back.

In pa kua I refer to this as
‘turtle backing.’

And,
you will find this posture
in arts such as pa kua and using i.
Not so much Tai Chi,
though some instructors will note it,
but not normally the Yang instructors.

Now,
do your form with tucked hips
and rounded back.
Make sure your body is relaxed,
and you tighten only your fists.
Make sure you are properly grounded with your feet.

After doing a half dozen forms,
or repetition of a form,
go sit down somewhere and wait.

Sure enough,
if you’ve done it right,
you will feel a sensation of heat
rising up through your body.

And,
the sensation can get QUITE strong.

So,
what do we do with this?

Well,
heat is a manifestation of energy,
so if you are generating heat,
you are generating energy.
Simple dimple.

Now all you have to do is think of your fists
when you strike from that ‘back rounded’ position,
and the energy will start to go into your fists.

And,
a note,
proper body alignment,
taking into account
that it is now okay to round the back
and learn how to line energy through it,
will increase energy to all parts of your body.

Okay.

Want more?

Check out
Matrixing Chi
on the Monster website.

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/4c-matrixing-chi-power/

And,
a good bet is the book on
The Punch.

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/hard-punch/

Okely dokely.
I’ll try to get in some kind of groove here,
I’ve been late and missing on putting out the newsletter,
but I can only get better,
eh?

Now,
have a great work out!

Al

http://www.amazon.com/Matrixing-Tong-Bei-Internal-Gung/dp/1507869290/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423678613&sr=8-1&keywords=tong+bei

Another Paper on Neutronics in the Martial Arts

Neutronic Handling of Emotion Through Martial Arts

Yes, another academic paper on the martial arts. This one approaches the subject of emotion.

When a fight starts there is a lot of emotion. One of the main things a fighter has to do, or perhaps I should say a martial artist, has to do, is dispense with emotion and get down to business.

martial arts lawHe has to dispense with emotion because emotion tends to obscure motion, makes it harder to analyze and handle force and flow (direction).

So that’s the topic, and the meat, of this paper. how to dispense with emotion and get the job done.

Here’s the link

https://www.academia.edu/11245196/How_to_Handle_Emotion_in_the_Martial_Arts_Through_Neutronics

The interesting thing is that there is almost nothing known about emotion on this planet. It just isn’t in the book of knowledge. Haven’t seen any comprehensive and logical definition of emotion. While i don’t approach that directly in this article, I’m sure you will be able to figure it out from what i say. And, if you don’t, just keep doing your martial arts, keep matrixing them, and consider delving into neutronics.

Have a great day!

Al

How Martial Arts Defines the Ethereal Plane

Martial Arts and the Ethereal Plane

Just published an article on Martial Arts and the ethereal plane. Here’s the link:

https://www.academia.edu/11166002/Using_Martial_Arts_to_Achieve_the_Ethereal_Plane

The Ethereal Plane is that universe which is constructed of Prana, or Chi, or the substance which is the life force of the universe. It is an actual place, but difficult to define, let alone find. Until now.

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How to analyze and handle Kenpo Karate

In this article, ‘Using Martial Arts to Achieve the Ethereal Plane,’ are given a succinct definition, a reason for why it is so difficult to find the ethereal plane, and instructions for finding it.

This is pretty important stuff because it gives you the real reasons for the martial arts, defines the martial arts as a science, and offers an introductory education to the ethereal plane.

Most people haven’t even heard of the ethereal plane, yet it is the goal of all mankind’s strivings.

BTW, I don’t know if you’re a follower of academia.edu, but i like it because I get to stop writing in tenth grade and can allow myself the freedom of a higher grade level of expression. I can express myself with large words and intricately crafted sentences, which allows me to be ever so much more discerning and definite.

That said, it’s free to join, hope it’s your cup of tea, and I’ll talk to you later. Here’s the link again…

https://www.academia.edu/11166002/Using_Martial_Arts_to_Achieve_the_Ethereal_Plane

Have a great day!

Al

New Master Instructor and More About Tong Bei

Master Instructor and New Book on Tong Bei

Good morning!
Bright and shiny,
isn’t it?
Perfect day
for a perfect work out!
Start!

New Gung Fu book! Click on the Cover!

New Gung Fu book!
Click on the Cover!

Lots of things happening,
but let’s toss out everything
but the truly important.

Congrats to new Master Instructor
Craig Ing

Here’s his win!

Mr. Case,

I’ve finished your Master Instructor course and I have to admit, I am beyond impressed.  I found your concepts to be well organized and described in such a manner that one has no choice but to gain a better understanding of the martial arts.  In studying the course material, more than once I found myself inspired by the simplicity yet completeness of the principles presented.  For me however, the real proof of the efficacy of your work came when I [used your material to correct] my own students’ stances.  Doing so enabled many of them to understand how to correct their stances and their own alignments.

I wish I had studied your course sooner.
Thank you,

Craig Ing

Thank you Craig,
and well done!
The key here is that
his students were able to
correct their own stance and alignment.

Do you get it?
By themselves!

How would you like to be able to take your students
and get them to understand what they were doing,
and why,
so well that they could fix themselves?

Man,
this simple thing.
So difficult.
Yet…
then you can move your classes into
advanced teaching,
and know that everybody truly understands
what you are saying.

That is the essence of teaching,
you know,
to get the idea out of your head
and into his head.

Used to be
you had to drill a guy for three to four years
before he got it.

But using the methods Craig just used
you can do it easy.
One shot teaching.
No need to repeat yourself endlessly,
waiting for the guy to get it.

Once you have this down,
then you can move into advanced stuff.
Start teaching other arts,
show things like one finger takedowns,
intention throws,
and so on.

Thanks, Craig,
for showing the way.
And here’s the link
for those who want to understand the martial arts,
and especially for guys and gals
who want to streamline their teachings,
and make their art and students perfect.

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/4-master-instructor-course/

Okay,
one other important thing I should be saying.
The Tong Bei book.

You can find it in the store on Monster
if you want to save a couple of bucks,
get it instant download PDF.

BUT,
if you want the book,
here’s the amazon link…

http://www.amazon.com/Matrixing-Tong-Bei-Internal-Gung/dp/1507869290/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423672907&sr=8-1&keywords=tong+bei

I like books.
I haven’t gone to ereading yet,
I know it is the wave of the future,
but I love the feel of a book.
I like to know that I can’t lose it
in one computer blip.

You can read the intro to the book
if you go to the store on Monster.
But,
of course,
there’s more to the story
than what I politely say.

Tong Bei is very well known in China,
not so well known in the US.
The thing that I stress
is that it is a concept.
A bunch of concepts
tied together
and it results in the most
efficient motion possible.

The first time in my life
that I ever moved efficiently,
I was bowling,
and I saw a pencil rolling off one of those slant desks,
and I grabbed it.

Except,
I didn’t lurch forward and flail,
I somehow moved out of my body,
and watched my hand
move faster than it had ever moved before,
and it was lie I was moving outside time,
nothing stopped me,
or slowed me down.
It was me moving my body
without adverse influences effecting me.
An anomaly,
didn’t know how I had done it,
until decades later,
through matrixing and martial arts.

But,
the point here is…
‘Adverse influences.’
Never heard that one,
at least not in this respect.
So here goes.

Your body is prone to influences.
Things that effect it from within and without.

When you’re a kid,
you aren’t effected,
your motion is free,
but your body is not formed
and so you don’t understand how it works.
You grow,
your body matures,
and…it slows down.

The cruel trap is that at the same time
you come into a fully functioning body,
the adverse influences kick in.

So,
what are a few of these adverse influences?

Well,
each muscles connection to each other muscle.
That’s a big adverse influence.
Simply,
you go to physical education class,
and you struggle in contest,
baseball or wrestling or whatever,
and your body learns to resist.
And the exercises are designed to build muscle
and not to work the muscles
as one coordinated unit.

You end up resisting yourself.

That’s a heck of an adverse influence.

Here’s another biggie.
Gravity.
Yes,
you move against gravity,
and the constant repetition of struggle,
of getting tired for exercising
over and over again,
it teaches the body to struggle against gravity,
and it trains it to act in a certain
‘gravity resistant’ mode.

And there are other things.
Perhaps incidents,
like you get clocked in a fight,
and your body doesn’t want to fight again,
so it resists you.

And so on.

So when I finally found out
what some of my roots were,
and came across the tong bei connection,
I was interested.

When I started doing the exercises
I list in the book,
I felt a thrill go through me.

These simple exercises,
they worked directly against
adverse influences.
Not by being complex,
but by being easy.

For instance,
in an exercise I might give a simple instruction
mentioning gravity.
You do it,
and you feel what I’m talking about
and you do the exercise,
and a few weeks later,
bingo,
you are minus one adverse influence.
By addressing gravity in a certain way,
you are suddenly shed of the adverse influence of gravity.

I started doing the exercises,
and within couple of weeks
I found my arms loosening up,
moving at speed.
And I realized that
some of the methods I had used
to achieve freedom of motion,
were bypassed
and made inefficient
by these tong bei exercises.

Look,
major concept here.
As I say in the book,
the body is compacted every day.
Gravity
(and that’s just one influence)
hammers it
so that you are an inch shorter
at the end of the day.
Then you elongate during the night,
while you lay horizontal
and the body stretches back out.
So your intent
is to find exercises
which will undo gravity and other influences,
and return the body to its
more efficient mode,
to when it could move quick and easy
unhindered by things lie gravity.

Okay,
I know I’ve been babbling a bit.
It’s that way when I am trying to put things into words,
that aren’t commonly known,
aren’t currently in
the database of human understanding.

So forgive me,
but get the book.
Good Lard,
it ain’t much more than
the price of a MacDonalds meal.

It isn’t a bunch of egghead stuff,
it is simple instruction.

And,
BTW,
there are a lot of matrixes.
I show a lot of the matrixes I used
to understand motion,
how the body is used,
and especially how I finally broke through
and understood internal power.

Okay,
nuff said.
Here’s the link

http://www.amazon.com/Matrixing-Tong-Bei-Internal-Gung/dp/1507869290/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423672907&sr=8-1&keywords=tong+bei

Check it out,
get yourself a real book,
with real knowledge,
and get rid of some of those
adverse influences.

And,
that all said,
once again
WELL DONE CRAIG!
Now have yourself a GREAT work out!

Al

http://www.amazon.com/Matrixing-Tong-Bei-Internal-Gung/dp/1507869290/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423672907&sr=8-1&keywords=tong+bei

Publication of Tong Bei Book

Newsletter 733
Announcing the Release of Tong Bei!

Hi guys and gals!
A happy work out to you!
Every morning and every night,
and even in between.
That’s the secret of getting somewhere
with your work outs.

matrixing tong beiSo, busy week,
second book published.
This one is called
Matrixing Tong Bei Internal Gung Fu.

In the past
I’ve matrixed chi power,
set up various forms
for your edification,
but this is something unique,
even for me.
So I’m not going to yak your ear off,
I’m just going to send you to the page.
Here go

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

So check it out,
see if it is something you might be interested in.

Remember,
this is the download deal,
a couple of bucks off,
that I offer people
who follow the site,
take the newsletter,
and so on.

The paperback version will be out
in a couple of days
on Amazon.
I’ll give you the link
as soon as it is available.
Maybe write an article or something on Tong Bei,
give you more information.

But,
for right now,
have a great week end,
and I’ll talk to you later.

Al

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

PS
if the order doesn’t work,
or the download messes up,
let me know at

aganzul@gmail.com

The Difference Between Zen and Chi

Zen and Chi are Different, Here’s How…

Let me give you some fascinating data
about zen and chi and stuff,
but let me start out with a basketball analogy.

I was shooting baskets the other day
and really got into the zen of it.

If you look at the rim,
you miss.
If you look at the backboard,
you miss.
If you look at the space inside the ring,
swoosh.

Zen karate training manualIf you try to use muscles,
you miss.
If you push the shot,
you miss.
If you let it roll off the fingers effortlessly,
swoosh.

If you think about your body,
you miss.
If you think about the space in the ring,
until you forget your body,
swoosh.

It’s actually very interesting to do this,
and you learn something.
Do things effortlessly,
keep your mind on the goal,
and life works.

But,
since we are about martial arts,
and since my understanding of zen
came form martial arts,
let’s consider a few things.

On the ‘Matrixing Chi’ page
of Monster Martial Arts,
I put out a candle from over a foot away.
That took a lot of zen.
I had to empty my muscles.
I had to focus on the candle
until I forgot my body.
This is just a thumbnail of what I did,
there is a lot more in the book,
but it gives you an idea
of the direction I was taking.

The point here,
however,
is can you do that type of mentality
for every move in every form and every technique
in every martial art?

The candle trick is a trick,
but it has long reaching,
all encompassing effects.

What is a perfect kick?
Can you look at the target hard enough
so that you forget your own body,
and just let it happen?

Most people are into muscles,
and they miss the effortlessness required
for a perfect kick.

Don’t get me wrong,
the beginner should use muscles,
he needs to build up a certain amount of muscle,
but at a certain point
he should give up muscle.

Many people say that when you don’t use muscle
you are using chi.
They wouldn’t be wrong,
but zen is different than chi,
though there is often overlap.
Definitions and descriptions are different,
makes for confusion.
Zen is empty.
Chi is energy.
You can’t have one without the other,
but the process of creating nothingness with the mind (zen)
is different than creating the energy of chi.
But you can’t have some degree of one
without the other.

Okay,
here’s the page again,

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/4c-matrixing-chi-power/

Let me know if you have an luck with the candle trick.
And remember,
every time you fail,
you are one step closer to success.
But you have to keep working at it
to make it work.

Have a GREAT work out!

Al

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/4c-matrixing-chi-power/