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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

Martial Arts Super Powers!

The Actual method for getting super powers from your Martial Art!

Hey, got a great win from Mylan B.

A few days ago, I was practicing my punches using a candle. It’s one of my favorite tools. Anyway, what I would do is practice a form or two, then go to the candle for a bit, do a couple more forms, back to the candle, etc. After awhile, putting the candle out became easier and easier as I began to relax more and sink into my stance. It became near effortless.

sanchin kata pan gai noonThen something very interesting happened; the candle (and a few things around it that were also sitting on the table) began to vibrate. I stepped away, and it stopped. Stepped back up to it, and it began again. I stepped up very softly so I didn’t cause the table to shake from my footsteps. When I was within two feet of the candle, it would vibrate. Very strange.

Have you ever experienced anything similar, or heard of anything like that before? Could I be starting to CBM?

Great win.
thanks Mylan.

And,
a couple of points.
CBM is an ongoing thing,
a bottomless pit of more abilities.
You actually start CBMing
when you read the simple definition.

Start all parts of the body in motion at the same time.
End all parts of the body motion at the same time.

And:
Every part should contribute to the whole.

Once you read this,
once you start looking at yourself,
seeing if the hands and feet start and stop at the same time,
the knees and elbow,
and so on,
then you are starting to CBM.

At Black Belt there is usually a big realization,
but it depends on what system you are doing.
People, systems, training methods,
they are different,
and realizations can happen at different times.
And the realizations can be quite different.
And the abilities that CBMing gives you
can be REALLY different.

Mylan talks about everything vibrating around him.
Yes.
The universe is vibrating,
and something in him
nudged up against the universe,
and all heaven broke loose.
That’s cool.
So he reached a high point of CBM.
He’ll go up and down a bit,
but generally up.
That’s what happens when you apply yourself.

Now,
I’m big on candles,
you’ve seen the video of me
putting out the candle form over a foot away.
And there’s even more impressive stuff
if you look around on the web.

So one day I was working with a few guys,
and one of them was doing the candle trick,
and getting frustrated.
I happened to be walking by,
he turned and said something like,
‘I just can’t make this work,’
and I, from six feet away, flicked a finger.
The candle went out.

His eyes got big.
I kept my eyes from getting big.
And he said,
‘How’d you do that?’
I said,
‘Just keep practicing.’
And I walked quickly away.
Heck,
at that time I had NO idea what I had done.
And later, having figured it out,
I could only do over a foot.
I couldn’t do six feet if my life depended on it.
Yet,
once,
I did it.
And I know that sometime,
somehow,
I’ll be able to do it all will.
It’s just a matter of thinking things through,
getting the discipline,
and dedicating myself to making it happen.

So,
with that in mind,
did Mylan CBM?
You bet your boots.
but how much?
Well, it doesn’t matter.
He’s doing it,
and there’s no end to it,
and it’s just a matter of how far he wants to go.
Heck,
it makes a great goal.
Flicking that candle out at six feet
drove me on to being able to do it
consistently at over a foot,
and I am looking forward to more feet.
So it drives me.

And I know that Mylan is driving himself now.
He couldn’t not drive himself.

And what about you?
i have one student who,
when he was a kid,
would walk down the street at night,
and the lamp posts would flicker.
Man, shades of a horror flick.
But it drives him.
He’s not sure how he did it,
but if he did it once
then he can do it again.

So what have you done
that will drive you?

Or,
what have you seen others do?

Or,
heck,
what have you even seen in the movies?

Look, anything is possible,
it’s just a matter of letting your imagination grab hold,
and then backing it up with good, hard work.

And,
that said,
check out The Master Instructor Course.
It’s got the basic definition of CBM inside it,
but it also has other things,
for instance,
how to CBM to make internal power happen.
And this is interesting,
for it is CBM,
based on hard core science.
It is not a whim,
or crossing tea leaves and meditating,
or wishing your chi power
through the macrocosmic orbit
while sitting in a lotus stance
for ten years.

It is science.
Unarguable.

Check it out.

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

Okley donkey,
have yourself a funominal work out!

And don’t forget to send your wins to me.

Al

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

The Five Secrets of Martial Arts

Five Secret Martial Art Concepts

One,
practice listening.
Two,
say only nice things about people
Three,
always give more than you get.
Three refers to work for pay.
If somebody gives me something bad,
I just walk away.
and that’s it.
Three secrets of life,
easy squeezy.

you can get a black belt in less than a year

Click on the cover to go to Amazon and find out more…

tekki one

Which of the Five Secrets is is this guy not doing?

Okay,
let’s talk martial arts.
When i was a white belt
I had an obsession.
I would sit back in my head,
and watch my motion,
and it seemed to take forever.
From the start of punch to the stop,
I felt like I could write a 500 word school report.
Slow.

As time went on,
my speed picked up,
but there was always this thing
of being in my head,
and being slow.
I was easy to block.
The funny thing was that
I did okay at freestyle,
so I was fast enough,
but my perception of myself
really ate at me.
I decided upon a punch,
I didn’t want to see it lollygag.

Time kept passing,
and one day I CBMed.
I achieved Coordinated Body Motion.
And suddenly things were different.

Let me change tack to explain this difference.

I went to my instructor,
shortly after I CBMed,
and asked him if he had ever had
anything mystical happen to him.
He knew EXACTLY what I was talking about.

He said,
“I was practicing forms once,
and suddenly I was looking down on my body
through a tube 60 feet long.”

Now,
that wasn’t what I experienced,
and it may be different from other people’s experiences,
but it was the ‘mystical’ experience that defined
when he stopped thinking about doing things
from the viewpoint of being inside his head,
and when he CBMed,
when he lost reaction time,
and started doing things as an aware human being,
and not as a piece of meat type body.

Well,
where did you think the martial arts were going to take you?

Anyway,
Once I broke throughI had a plethora of experiences like this.
All unique,
all expressions of myself
beyond what meat body humans lost in reaction time,
and not possessed of intuitive abilities,
expect,
or understand of themselves.

So,
if you have waded through the mystical of what I just said,
let me give you the EXACT formula
for doing what I have just described:
achieving CBM,
seeing yourself through a tube from 60 feet away,
losing reaction time and becoming intuitive,
or whatever.

One,
breath.

Two,
relax.

Three,
ground.
(sink your weight into the ground)

Four,
fix your body alignment.

Five,
CBM.

Now,
I tell people this in almost every book I write,
it is the one thing I am redundant about,
and thank God,
for it is the secret of the martial arts.
Here’s the problem.

Everybody breathes,
but usually not to the tan tien.

People don’t relax,
unless they are beaten into it.
Unless they are worked so hard
they give up being tense.
Good reason for those big classes.

Usually only the wudan arts
(Tai Chi, Pa Kua, etc.)
understand how to sink the weight.

Nobody understands alignment.
They achieve proper alignment only by accident,
they are victims of the forms that have been passed down,
and the bad teaching that have promulgated with those forms.

Nobody understands CBM,
except in the mystical.
The closest they come is,
‘Use the body as one unit.’

Consider the matrixing definition of CBM.
To start all parts of the body at the same time;
to stop all parts of the body at the same time.
There is more to it than this,
but you can see the scientific bent here.
Not mystical,
something that might happen,
sometime,
if you are lucky,
but something that can be understood,
worked on,
mastered.

Anyway,
those five rules are the secret of it all.
Now,
for whatever reason,
I obsessed on those five things.
I figured them out from reading
ancient martial arts writings,
and translating everything into English concepts.

I would read and think about
‘use your body as one unit,’
until I figured out…
start every part of the body together,
stop every part of the body together.

And I did this for ALL the concepts.
So I broke through the mystical barrier,
and matrixing is my attempt to bring others along.

Now,
if you’re interested,
do the Master Instructor Course,
everything is in there.
A short section on the five secrets I give you here,
but then we start rocking.

I give you the actual rules of alignment,
how to make your form perfectly aligned.

How to align your techniques so they ALWAYS work,
the real physics of technical application
that are the ONLY rules that can be followed,
if you want perfect techniques.

How to CBM so that you achieve internal power.
True internal power,
through a step by step method.

And there’s a LOT more.

That’s why I always insist that people do The Master Instructor Course
before I will video test them.

People who don’t have this data
look sloppy
are inefficient,
and don’t understand why.

People who have this data
self-correct.
instantly.
They become their own teachers.

They get the course,
and suddenly they change those old forms,
and they start moving differently,
and you can feel the power POP out of them.
Just from having the correct information
on how to do the martial arts.
Information that has been unknown,
or done by accident,
throughout the history of man.

And,
here is the funny thing.
Why do you think I teach so many arts?
Because people start learning so fast they NEED more arts.
True.

Anyway,
don’t mean to rant on you,
but here’s the link to The Master Instructor Course,
so you can check it out for yourself.

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

Check it out,
get it,
make your own body start functioning right,
get out of your head,
start fixing those old martial arts
so they work the way they are supposed to.

Okely doggy,
it’s time to start the party,
time for my first work out of the day,
so you have a great work out, too.

Al

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

Special Martial Arts Xmas Present!

Newsletter 721
A HanaKwanMass Present to You!

Hi.
Thanks for being a martial artist.
Wouldn’t it be a better world
if everybody was a martial artist?
Strong, calm, competent…
able to look their fellow man in the eye,
fulfill their purpose on earth
without all the bushwah?

Well,
in that spirit,
I’m going to explain Hanakwanmass,
then offer you a deal.

In the last few years it has become politically incorrect
to offer a Merry Christmas to somebody.
Heck,
if they are Black, or Jewish,
or purple or have feathers instead of hair,
or something else,
you might offend them!

Oh,
horrors!

So I started saying
HanaKwanMass.
Which stands for
Hanukah/Kwanza/Christmas
and that way
I could offend EVERYBODY!

Specifically
I could offend everybody who doesn’t understand
that Merry Christmas,
or Happy Hanukah,
or Kool Kwanza
is a good wish to all,

And if somebody is so stupid to get offended
just because somebody gave them a well wish
then they should move to a war zone,
or a prison,
or maybe just go to the movies and chill out.

So..
Hanakwanmass to you all!

And,
in the spirit of Xmas,
and in the interest of making everybody
into calm and capable martial artists,
Two for one until Jan 1 2015.

Get one course,
email me with your choice of a second course,
and I will send it to you.
(Please make sure they are of equal value)

And,
for anybody who doesn’t understand,
Buy one and get one free.
Two for one.
You can get one for yourself,
and one for your friend,
your mate,
your son/daughter
aging grandpa who can’t get up out of the rocker
but, man, would he like to learn the martial arts!

Remember…
TWO FOR ONE
(Please make sure they are of equal value)
and…

HANAKWANMASS TO EVERYBODY!

And have yourself a mighty, fine work out!

Al

(email is: aganzul@gmail.com)

Learning Tai Chi Sword Secrets

The Tai Chi Sword Illuminated

As far as swords go, it is a loser. It is skinny and thin, not able to take the bashing of force like a sabre. It only has curve at the tip, not able to slice through armor like a samurai sword.

Yet, in the skinny is the strength. And in the lack of curve is the art. Indeed, the tai chi sword may be the ultimate weapon.

taichisword

Learn Five Army Tai Chi Chuan

Learn Five Army Tai Chi Chuan

Skinny, it is light and quick, more like a knitting needle than a sword. Yet a knitting needle carves the most beautiful garments. And to watch knitting needles in the hands of a practiced granny is to see the twinkling of art come alive.

Down the length of steel the tip curves, a mere inch of cutting surface. Yet, who among us has not experienced the scratch of needle tip. Indeed, a mere scratch can leave jagged wound that is unwilling to readily heal.

The real point here is that such a delicate instrument is not meant for bashing or massive slicing any more than a doctors scalpel. It is meant for reaching in and tipping. It is meant for the delicate move which slides in under, over and past the basher and the cutter.

A delicate insertion, a quick flick of the wrist, and art is attained. This art is an appreciation of the space around the practitioner. This appreciation of space is at the heart of the art.

Cutters and bashers are fence painters, splashing indiscriminately, and ruling by force. The wielder of the tai chi sword, however, is a an artist, a sculptor, a doctor. He rules by intelligence.

For he who holds the tai chi sword must hold sway by exercising the intelligence to perceive, and thus undo, the force of the basher and the ruthlessness of the cutter. He must undercut brute force with intelligence to prove himself. Therein is the striving, the accomplishment, and the art, for the true artist to behold.

Matrix Tai Chi Chuan is the quickest and most combat ready Tai Chi Chuan art in the world.

Using Martial Arts to Boil Water with your Bare Hands

Chi Power and Boiling Water with your hands

I was watching the news,
murder and stabbings
crime and politics,
at risk of becoming sad,
which is,
after all,
the intent of most news programs,
I turned the tube off,
cursing myself for turning it on,
and go work out.

boiling chi with your tan tien

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

lop sau rolling fists freestyle drill

Complete scientific analysis of Kenpo Karate

Silence greets me,
I listen to the complaints and reliefs of my body,
and all becomes sacred.

Don’t you see it?
The world goes away,
and I am left with me,
and that knowledge that I am alive,
and,
thus,
life becomes great.

Listen,
here’s something you might not know,
the old classics
concerning the martial arts,
actually say some of the things
I say in Matrixing.
They just say it in words from another time,
another place,
a time and place without a science to accurately describe
what the martial artists are going through.

I get a kick out of the old classics,
read them every once in a while
and change the language into English and physics,
and it all makes sense.

Here’s one,
the tan tien boils the chi…

Well,
the body is a motor,
the legs are leads,
and the tan tien is actually an energy generator.
Shift and twist back and forth
through the stances,
make energy go up and down the legs,
and you excite the generator.

Don’t my words make more sense?
And yet they are nothing than an accurate interpretation
of ancient writing.

Writing by the uneducated who were doing their best
to describe the experiences they were going through
and what they had discovered.

Well,
to move into the future a bit,
try this exercise,

Close your eyes
stand in a horse stance,
start shifting side to side,
front stance to back,
twisting the energy up and down the legs.
After a while you become aware only of your legs,
now,
having reached that stage, do this:
imagine the space between the top of the legs as a table top.
Place a cup on the table top,
imagine your motion as an intent
to swirl the liquid
within the cup.

Do this for a while and you can boil water with your hands.
Of course,
it depends upon how unlimited you can imagine yourself,
which means,
it depends upon the strength of your visualization,
and,
ultimately,
it depends on the strength of your discipline.
Have you done your forms enough to control your form?
Unloose your imagination?
Be you?

Now,
I know a lot of people,
upon reading these instructions
will nod their heads and say,
uh huh,
yeah,
and go on about their lives.

And there is the tragedy of those who set up a work out time,
practice as I have indicated,
do it for a while,
and get bored and stop.

And,
I know a few of you are going to go somewhere with this.
Cool.

Now,
I encourage you all,
and even if you don’t go all the way,
even if you just nod your head and move on,
what I have said will be good for you.

But,
for those few who make it all the way
and boil water in their hands,
I want to say something to you…
I know that only people who can make water boil in their hands
will understand these words…

be redactive in your elementalizing

Wow,
I could hear somebody a hundred years from now,
sighing in relief.
You’re welcome.

Now,
pop over here if you want to see my system,

Five Army Tai Chi Chuan!

Not only do you get a system,
you get data on how to set up drills,
the matrix theory of push hands,
and 90 minutes of hard core applications.

Form is useless without function,
and this puts the function back into Tai Chi.

Okey dokey, amigos,
now leave the TV alone,
and get back to working out.

Or maybe just boil up a little tea using my martial arts hands.

Al

=o)

How to Matrix Meditation

This is how you Matrix Meditation in the Martial Arts

I want to give a win from Justin Harris.
Justin is one of the best martial artists I have seen,
and he really understands the matrixing.
For instance,
here is his win,
his matrix
on meditation.
I have always sidestepped meditation,
except for some specific advice on just learning
not to be distracted,
to extend intention
as a manifestation of awareness.
He goes a lot further than I
and in a lot fewer words.
Here go…

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Hello Al,

I hope everything is well with you. I have studied the mind and self hypnosis and meditation and qigong and other such mental disciplines since I was about 9 years old. Well after going over the Master Instructor course again in a very thorough fashion it hit me to solve these meditative disciplines and well. It worked. I identified three basics of all meditative disciplines.
Focus, Visualization, and Receptivity (Better Known to most folks as Relaxation or Letting Go).  Every meditative practice (including qigong and martial arts) uses these three basics.

Focus is simply holding awareness on a given thing.

Visualization is creating a thought or image

Receptivity is relaxing and listening or trance state work etc.

For example in martial arts as meditative practice one could:
Focus on an aspect of the practice
visualize energy, applications, etc.
Or practice the forms and be aware of the body and how it moves.

This demystifies meditation in an incredibly useful way. There are three skills to work on. No more saying I focus on my third eye and chant the proper mantra because this is how we meditate. Rather a clear precise aim for gaining the benefits and skills of meditation without needlessly being lost in the mire of traditions and forms. A Western Hermeticist can focus on Kabalah, the Daoist can do Qigong and martial arts, or the Christian can meditatively read the Bible but the inescapable truth is all these seemingly disparate arts only differ in focus and intention NOT in the skills used.

Well I’ve chewed on your ear long enough. I’d like to hear your take on all this stuff. Take care and thanks again for all the help and education!

Chewed on my ear.
Ha!
I love it.
If you are into meditation,
take a look at his words again,
he sums it up perfectly.

And,
as a martial artist,
if you do forms,
you are meditating.
Many people don’t realize this,
think they are just exercising,
body building,
and so on.
But the truth of the matter is
when you are doing a form,
you are focusing awareness
on precise moves.

You are therefore meditating.

You have to invest your body with intention,
which is the focus of awareness,
and you have to make the transition
from posture to posture
without losing sight of the focus.

That is all meditation.

Perhaps you understand what I mean
when I say martial artists are a hope of the world.

Through this meditative practice
they become more focused,
more aware,
which is to say smarter,
more able and competent.

So I thank Justin for his win
and his way of putting it in words,
and I hope it helps.

Oklay dokelay
Here’s a link

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

Tai Chi is one of the best of the arts
to learn and understand the process of meditating
through martial arts forms.
Takes a LOT of focus
to do a Tai Chi form.
In Matrix Tai Chi Chuan
there are 25 different ways to assemble the basics of Tai Chi.
These qualify as ‘silk reeling’ exercises,
and they give a LOT of understanding
as to how to use Tai Chi for combat.

Interestingly,
learning how to focus awareness,
even in the middle of combat,
is a very high form of meditation.

S,
enjoy,
and,
Have a great work out,
and…

Hanakwanmass!
Al

 

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

Using Aikido to Control a Mob

Control the Mob Mind Using Aikido Guiding Principles

The essence of Using Aikido must be based upon harmony. Harmony is to go in the same direction. Thus, to use Aikido to control a Mob one must go in the same direction as the mob.

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If you go into the mind of a serial killer…you might become one!

So the mob decides to hang somebody. Make sure no video cameras are on you when you yell out, “I’ll get the rope!”

You have now gone in the same direction as the mob, and, here’s an interesting thing, they now rely on you for something. So you have not only gone in the same direction, but you have taken the first step in putting them in another direction.

Don’t let go of the rope. As long as they want the rope, they will follow you. So lead them down an alley. Or suddenly stop and say something really weird. “I have to have a hamburger.”

I know, sounds funny, but somebody is going to laugh and go, “WTF?”

Now, a mob isn’t a bunch of individuals, it is a bunch of weak minds melded into one mind. As long as there is rage in the mind it is going to hang somebody. But if you can get one single person to laugh, then you have splintered one person off. You have brought this individual out of the rage and back to his own mind. So look at him, shove him away, and he will be glad to go.

What you are trying to do here is to splinter individuals off the mob mind. Do enough of this and there is no more mob. These things have a curve, and you have to supplant the mob mind with the desire of the individual to be himself.

Another thing you can do to try and mess up the mob is introduce another thought. Remember, the mob has one loose mind, and it can only hold one thought. So if you can introduce another thought, the mob will begin to self-destruct.

Marching down the street, looking for Johnson, you suddenly yell, “Wait a minute! It’s Smith we want!”

Argument bursts out. Excellent, the mob is now arguing with itself.

The point here is that you use the flow of the mob, take it over, and change the direction. Or, you split the flow of the mob. Or…you can actually come up with a variety of methods for derailing a mob using the concept of Aikido to first insert yourself, then alter the path of the thought.

Now, if you tried Karate, or Kung Fu, or some other martial concept you would end up fighting somebody.

But Aikido is unique in the application of harmony. The trick is to study it enough so that you have a larger mind tan a mob. Not just large enough to splinter from the mob by yourself, and stand back and watch, but large enough to encompass the mob with your own spiritual harmony.

And, here is the great thing, you can use the aikido principles outlined here to control any number of things.

A company is a bunch of individuals come together to a common purpose. You can derail or alter that purpose.

A government is a bunch of people come together, and governments are always being swayed this way or that depending on the person who guides it.

A marriage is a couple of people in common purpose.

Any of these ‘groups’ can be controlled by simply hijacking the purpose or somehow altering the path, and the easiest way to do this is with nothing more than a bit of simple harmony.

Find out more about using Aikido and harmony in your life at RealAikidoDojo.com. Here’s a great article to get you started on understanding how to use Aikido…

http://realaikidodojo.com/aikido-power-based-on-one-simple-physics-rule/

Shoot ‘Em Again! It’s Only a Stun Gun!

The Problems of Stun Gun Self Defense

Stun guns became popular for self defense a number of years ago. People touted them as a more humane way of taking bad guys down, and now they have had a number of years to become tried and tested. Unfortunately, their are a few problems with using a stun gun for self defense.

survivalist martial artFirst, let’s address the human angle. No bullets, no surgery, you can zap the hell out of a guy!

Well, not really, shooting somebody with 50,000 volts is rough on the body. If that body has a weak heart, or is even weakened from excess drugs or drinking, it could be killed.

And, having said that, there have been a couple of videos on the net where police sit back and zap the hell out of some poor shmuck. Grinning, and secure in the knowledge that they can torture without worrying about leaving bullet holes.

Humane? No. Dangerous? Yes. Period.

Another point we should take up is the use of a stun gun by Joe or Jane Citizen. Do you know how long it takes to get a stun gun out of holster or purse? And is Joe or Jane a sure shot? They haven’t practiced, so can we be sure they will hit the target first time every time?

So the conclusion is obvious, stun guns are not excellent for self defense, and they do have drawbacks and dangers.

Is it better than shooting somebody?

Maybe, if you actually manage to get a shot off and the bad guy doesn’t have a heart attack.

So what is the alternative?

I personally believe that all police officers should have martial arts training. I believe Tokyo had its police officers all study Aikido, and I think that a study of Aikido, or Tai Chi, or any non-aggressive martial art would be a hundred times better than excessive force and the use of deadly force weapons.

Look, here is the brutal fact, if the police feel they have to arrest somebody they won’t let up. This has the consequence of making police into bullies.

The counter argument is if they let somebody go, and that somebody kills somebody, the police are then responsible.

But martial arts training, especially if it is not aggressive, gives better reactions, and a variety of non-deadly force responses.

So, make the police learn something that will soften their approach, without softening their purpose to arrest bad guys.

And, as for Joe Citizen, maybe if he took a little martial arts he would end up with the self-respect and attitude that drains the bad out of bad guys.

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