Was Matrixing Ever Done in the Martial Arts Before?

Newsletter 906

Is Matrixing actually New?

I get this question every once in a while.
Some fellow writes in, makes a comment,
and the question is:

Has matrixing ever been done before?

Valid question.
So,
let me give you a couple of instances
so you can totally understand whether Matrixing is new.

In the original hard bound ‘Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere,’
(not the soft bound or kindle)
by Westbrook and Ratti,
there is a fold out which sort of matrixes Aikido techniques.
It is actually quite brilliant,
but it is not a true matrix for several reasons.

One, it pertains solely to Aikido,
therefore, it lacks the viewpoint necessary to the whole art.

Two, it doesn’t provide for a gradient list of techniques,
advanced or basic, you figure it out.
This makes it VERY difficult to learn.

Three,
it doesn’t demonstrate the ‘basic-basics’ of Aikido
(those body motions which construct the basics themselves)
rather it espouses a singular concept (giving way)
this results in a student going down a singular path,
and not being able to develop certain attributes and tendencies necessary to quicker understanding,
if not more thorough understanding.

Another example of ‘almost matrixing,’
is in the book ‘Wing Chun Kung Fu’
by James Yimm Lee.
This book was supposedly authored by Bruce Lee,
but I’ve read nothing to substantiate this,
other than the fact that Bruce was teaching out of Jame’s house in Oakland.
So, who knows on this point?

The specific matrixing would be the ‘four doors and eight gates’ theory
with the resulting drills.
This is quite genius,
explains the blending of hard and soft admirably,
and in a mostly mechanical manner.

BUT…
One, it is, same as Aikido, specific to an art.
It is readily applicable to other arts,
but most people don’t understand the basics of their arts
well enough to understand the how and the why.

Two, it is specific to the Wing Chun method of controlling the contest through the arms.
Thus, several other theories are ignored, or at least not mentioned.

There are other things which influenced me,
but these two were key.
Important to note,
when you consider them,
is that I was studying several other arts at the same time,
writing extensive records (to be books) concerning them,
and really examining them from a ‘whole art’ point of view.

So,
is matrixing new and unique?

It is totally new and unique.

It is not just a new model of car,
it is a new and incredibly faster type of vehicle.

It’s like comparing a Mustang to a Tesla.
Really different.

Of course,
you won’t believe it till you’ve tried it,
and the best place to start is the basics,
as in Matrix Karate.
Not just the basics of karate,
but the basic theories of matrixing,
and a completely different way of looking at the arts,
of being able to combine all arts so that they make sense,
don’t fight one another,
and join into one whole art.

Here’s the obligatory link…

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

Oinkly Doinkley,
Next Monday is HanaKwanMass,
stay tuned for the yearly rendering of a Martial Artist’s ‘Night Before Christmas.’

Have a great work out!
Al

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The Cure for Stupid People!

Newsletter 905

What do you do with people who don’t get it?

Interesting question, eh? Especially since the world is FILLED with people who don’t ‘get it.’

Well, before I tell you the answer, take a look at what Chuck Norris says:

“Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn Karate and become World Champion.”

There’s a little of this quote in all of us, if we can just bring it out.

And the answer to the question? What do we do with people who don’t get it?

Help them.

Here’s the obligatory ad…
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Okay Doggy
HanaKwanMass is coming, so work out hard and be deserving of all your great fortune!
Al

The Burgler and the Black Belt

Newsletter 904

Black Belt Becomes a Burgler!

Supposed to be a true story,
got it off the internet,
so it’s got to be true,
right?

A black belt was coming home from class.
Just up the street from his house he saw a fellow struggling with a TV set.
Being a black belt,
polite and helpful,
he walked up to the fellow and asked if he could help.
‘Sure,’ says the guy.
So the black belt helped the fellow load the TV set
in the back of a van.
It was then that he noticed that the TV set
was from his own house!
That’s right,
his house had been burgled,
and he had,
in effect,
helped ‘steal his own TV set.’

When I first heard this story,
I wondered:
when the police came to arrest the burgler,
did they arrest the black belt?
After all,
he helped steal a TV,
he was an accomplice.
Right?

So don’t forget to drop by
http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/matrix-kung-fu/
40 martial arts takedowns,
and how to use them in freestyle!

AND,
it’s almost HanaKwanMass.
I think,
instead of Santa coming down the chimney,
we should have zombies coming down the chimney.
Wouldn’t being able to use your martial arts to destroy a horde of zombies
be the best HanaKwanMass present ever?

Have a great work out!
Al

Here’s how to Create the Real Golden Age of Martial Arts

Newsletter 903

The Coming Golden Age of Martial Arts…

Let’s talk about Matrixing,
and how it works.
Before I do,
However,
let me put forth a shameless ad…

Almost here!
I call it HanaKwanMass,
so I can offend the most people.
But,
whether you are offended or not,
you will probably give gifts,
and the best gift you can give
is a course in Matrix Martial Arts,
it not only gives now, but over the years,
for the course of an entire lifetime.

Okay,
the ad officially over,
I noticed something very interesting,
back when I figured matrixing out.

Take a carburetor apart.
Clean it.
Put it back together.
If you have no experience,
you’re going to mess it up.
At the least,
it is going to take you a lo-o-ong time.
It often takes a lot of mistakes
to figure things out.
That’s the story with the martial arts.
You learn forms with no meaning,
nobody shows you the tricks
to make the techniques work.
Higher belts beat the crud out of you,
and don’t tell you what they know.

The problem is that people don’t know how to explain
what they know.
They earned it over time,
by making a lot of mistakes,
and they can’t explain it to you.

What if somebody could explain the mistakes to you,
could give you the knowledge to make it work,
without all the time and mistakes?
And that is the essence of matrixing.

Instead of spending four to five years,
grinding through bruises and even breaks,
figuring it out one step at a time,
what if you could just get the data,
learn the martial arts,
and do them?

So when I started teaching matrixing,
I would show somebody the real reason behind a punch,
I would show them how the lines of energy align in the human body.
Suddenly,
virtually instantly,
their blocks became solid…
and they caused pain.

It didn’t take years of lessons
on how to build the mysterious ‘chi power,’
it didn’t take dozens of forms
and hundreds of techniques,
it just took the actual and real reasons
behind what and how you do the martial arts.

If you understand something you can do it.

If you don’t understand something
you have to suffer through mistakes.
And nobody tells you what the mistakes are,
you just keep doing them
until you accumulate enough bonks on the nose
to figure out you’re doing something wrong.

So why lead with your face?
Why not lead with your mind,
with logic,
with the real reasons behind the martial arts?

I know
(sigh)
I’m an internet scamster,
tricking people for their money.
EXCEPT…
I’ve been on the internet since 2002.
Check the Time Machine if you don’t believe.
And before that I was doing mail order since 1984.
In that time I have received FOUR complaints.
Two of the complaints people didn’t even open their orders,
just sent them back.
One of the guys I have no idea why he wanted his money back.
One guy was highly upset
that I didn’t give him the classical art he wanted.
He apparently didn’t read the ad,
didn’t figure out that I was doing things differently,
that I was fixing the classical.

Look,
here’s something to think about.
People say that the Golden Age of Martial Arts
was back in the sixties.
They are wrong.
That was a period of discovery,
of growth and expansion,
of categorizing various arts into packages.
We have stars exploding,
arts become franchises,
and every week it seemed like something new was happening.

That’s not a golden age,
that’s just discovering something.

A REAL Golden Age is coming,
and it depends not on advertising and movies,
on stars and franchises.
It depends on knowledge.
Look,
before 1970 there were hundreds of people in China
who could too the ‘one finger’ trick.
Stick their finger through a board and leave a hole.
There were people who could break bricks from ten feet away,
just a blast of ‘chi power.’
I even have a photo of one fellow
placing a piece of bamboo across two slices of watermelon
and breaking the stick with a chop,
and not denting the watermelon slices.

Most of you have never heard of this stuff.
Have certainly never seen it.
And,
you won’t learn it in today’s schools.

BUT,
study the knowledge behind the martial arts
and you will not only understand tricks like these,
you will be able to do them.

The essence of the martial arts is in the knowledge
that is not currently being taught.
That knowledge is in the matrixing courses.
The matrixing courses are the real reasons,
the actual physics behind the martial arts.
All it takes is you,
to understand it,
to study it,
to make it work.
And that’s when we’ll have the true Golden Age of Martial Arts.

Okay,
I talk,
blue in the face,
here’s the link,
and for God’s sake,
I hope you understand the difference between mindlessly practicing techniques,
and understanding the real reasons for those techniques.
http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/4-master-instructor-course/

Now,
excuse me for being overly passionate,
I just love the martial arts so much,
and I so want you to have them,
the real martial arts for the real you.
Have a great work out!
And…
HANAKWANMASS!
Al

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Book About Being Insane Published!

Newsletter 901

An Absolutely Insane Book Published

Good afternoon!
Just finished a book,
thought I’d warn you about it.
And I do mean ‘warn.’
In fact,
you probably shouldn’t get it.
I’m serious.
Look,
you probably think I sound halfway sane,
not a bad guy,
but…I wasn’t always.
In fact,
I was looney as a bedbug.

The book is called
‘Insane: a Memoir.’

It is the story of what I was going through
when I was learning Karate.
It is not a book specifically about martial arts,
it is a book about being insane.
Yes,
martial arts helps me out,
but the bulk of the book
is about what it is like to be insane.
Doing absolutely nuts, crazy things
and getting away with it.
So I don’t recommend it,
unless you want to see just how crazy somebody can be
and still function in this world.
Well,
sort of function.
Most of my so called functioning
is nothing more than
getting away with doing terrible things
to my fellow man.

Anyway,
don’t say I didn’t warn you.
The link is here.

So go ahead and read the write up,
read the cover,
and then stay far away.

Have a great work out!
Al


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The Source of ALL Martial Arts Wisdom…

Newsletter 900

How to Find the Unbelievable Wisdom in the Martial Arts

900 issues of the newsletter!
Holy Stuff!
That’s a lot of writing.
If you want old issues it is really simple.
I publish them at
https://alcase.wordpress.com
So all you have to do is scroll down.
Take your time,
it’s a lo-o-ong scroll!

Okay,
CONGRATS
Kyuss Brooker passed the
Professional Martial Arts Instructor test.
He passed it with the highest score yet,
well done Kyuss!
To take the test go here…
http://www.martialartsinstructortraining.com

And,
I used to put a quote at the beginning of every newsletter.
This was a while ago,
so I thought it was time to put a little wisdom into this frothy thing.
Before I share the pearl,
however,
let me say that what marks a man
is how abstract he is.
The abstract principles he puts forth and lives by.
So here is a nice, juicy one,
one that should make you think,
and hopefully consider EVERYTHING you have ever learned.
It is from my best friend,
Oscar Wilde.

Education is an admirable thing.
But it is well to remember from time to time
that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Sweet.
Nobody says it like the greats, eh?

Okay,
considering Oscar’s aphorism,
I’d like to talk about learning.
When I was studying at the Kang Duk Won,
so many decades ago,
we would do these same old forms,
And we would learn.
One form would say:
handle a front punch this way!
And another form would say:
Handle a front punch this way.
Both techniques were correct,
but we would go to Bob (the head instructor)
and point out the different techniques
and ask him which was better.
He’d frown a little,
rub his chin with one hand,
and say,
“Yeah,
they’re pretty good.”

Used to drive us nuts.
We wanted answers,
and he would just agree with us,
and say nothing.
What kind of instruction is that?
Well,
it turns out it was the best kind of instruction.
We were left to our own devices,
we made up our minds on our own.
And,
over time,
that proved to be the biggest blessing.
And Bob would just keep teaching those same old forms
and people would keep learning,
and nothing ever changed.

I teach those same old forms.
I teach the matrix ing so that one can understand the truth of what they are doing,
and then I teach the same old forms that I learned.
But I never try to tell people that my way is the only way,
or that one technique is better than another.
If somebody has to tell you which technique is better
then you haven’t learned the technique,
you have learned what somebody else learned about the technique.

It’s sort of Socratic Teaching.
Don’t give the student answers,
give him questions.
But in the space of fine teaching
we don’t even have to give the questions,
the student will give himself the questions.
Just looking at the forms,
doing the forms,
will do that.

So here’s the forms I was taught.
I have made VERY few changes to them.
And those changes were always the result of MUCH introspection,
and MUCH examination of what works,
and whether the thing is aligned with matrixing principles.
Here…
http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/temple-karate/
And if you want the unchanged,
exactly as i learned them forms,
here…
http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/evolution-of-a-martial-art/
Three complete arts in this last one.
OR,
if you really want the gold,
and for an unbelievably cheap price,
go here…
http://kangdukwon.com

And,
speaking of principles,
I had an interesting email the other day.
A fellow wanted me to give him the matrix ing principles.
But there are no principles.
There are only graphs.
These graphs appear throughout the matrixing courses,
and help one define and design
the whole art.
From that whole picture one can then distill
what is perfect for oneself.
If one wants written principles
the best place to look is the books on Neutronics.
‘The Neutronic Viewpoint’
‘Prologue’
‘Neutronics’
‘the 24 Principles’

These four books are available on Amazon,
you just need to do an Amazon search for ‘neutronic books.’

Okaladokala
I’ve said enough,
I hope I’ve given you enough questions to make you look.
Have a great work out!
Al

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The Secret About What the Martial Arts Really Are…

Newsletter 899

People Don’t Understand What the Martial Arts Really Are…

A way of fighting? Yes, but no.
A form of exercise? Yes but no.
And the answers come and go.
Here’s the truth:
the martial arts are a tool.
They are a tool for discovering oneself.
This totally destroys the idea that one art is better or worse than another.

We used to go to my instructor,
Bob,
and ask him which art was best.
He would say:
‘There are many roads to the top of the mountain.’

Or we would ask him which technique was best.
He would say:
‘They’re both good.’
But that didn’t answer our question!…we thought.
It was the right answer,
but we were too shallow to understand it.
No art is better than any other art…
they are different tools for plumbing the depths of a man.
No technique is better than another,
they are just different ways of finding out what works for the individual.
Different techniques work for different individuals,
so how could one be better?
You have to understand all the techniques
so you have the right tools
to teach everybody
according to how they need to be taught.

So I teach a dozen different arts.
I have to,
because an aikido technique might be perfect for one guy,
but another guy might need that technique translated into kung fu,
and for another guy that technique won’t work until he’s seen the karate variation.
And so on.

Which is better?
Depends on what you’re doing.
Who is better?
that’s the question of an immature person,
a person who isn’t even a real black belt.
Here’s an article on what a real black belt is.
http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts-articles/black-belt-you-might-not-be-one/

And here is a link to Tai Chi.
http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/tai-chi-chuan-package/
I didn’t understand karate until I studied Tai Chi.
I understood Tai Chi instantly because I had studied karate.
So what tool is best for you?
What art?
Go ahead,
choose one,
study it until you are numb and enlightened and thoroughly educated,
but don’t think you understand it
until you have studied some other art,
or two.
Or three or four.
That’s just the way it is.
A guy who teaches ballet doesn’t understand hip hop
A guy who teaches hip hop won’t understand ballet,
and vice versa.
But once one has a few dance styles under his belt
he will understand dancing.
Have a great work out!
Al

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