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How is Kung Fu Power Different that Karate Power?

Newsletter 881

Comparing the Power of Karate to the Power of Kung Fu

The instructors in Karate and Kung Fu
don’t tell you what I am about to tell you.
The reason is simple,
they don’t know,
or if they do know,
they don’t really understand.
Which is to say they surround it in mystical terms.
With Matrixing,
of course,
there are no mystical terms.
There is only the real science of the martial arts.

power in karate comes from:
sinking the weight
thrusting the weight
turning the hips

This is simple stuff,
most instructors might know one or two of these things,
never all three…

But this is covered in depth in The Master Instructor’s course.
For here and now,
let it suffice to say
that every move should have these three items,
and in the proper mix.

power in Kung Fu is similar:
dropping the weight
thrusting the weight
turning the whole body

It’s funny,
the two arts have the same principles
but they are different in a super major aspect.
That aspect is turning the hips (karate)
versus turning the whole body (Kung Fu)

Karate tends to turn the hips in a tight area.
putting the body weight into the strike very efficiently.

Kung Fu turns the whole body,
which includes the hips,
in a larger area.

don’t get me wrong,
there are going to be some arts
some techniques,
which overlap in this analysis.
And there is a simplicity here
which might be misleading.

But if you look at Shaolin on youtube,
and I use Shaolin as the example because it is considered
(by many)
to be the grandfather of the martial arts,
you will often find the body spinning in a large circle.
Sometimes it will end in a stance with an explosion,
but the power was generated by spinning the whole body,
then condensing the power manufactured in the spin
and sticking it into the technique.

I have come across descriptions of Shaolin
which talk about the axis of the body
(the centerline of north and south pole,
or crown and anus)
and the rest of the body being a ‘flag.’
And this then gets real mystical.
I recommend Tai Chi Touchstones,
if you are interested in deciphering this.
Touchstones is not totally scientific,
but being translated by a westerner
(Douglas Wile)
it is couched in terms that can be taken as scientific.

we are talking two different methods here,
but based on the same principles,
with one of the principles expanded.
Which one is right?

They are both right.
You just have to know how to develop each method of power,
and then know when to use them.

I usually just say
go check out the Master Instructor course.
But let me give you the two arts discussed here.
The whole arts on the courses,
forms, techniques, theory, everything.
You can easily develop the two types of power.



Check them out,
they are easy to understand,
because they aren’t written mystically,
but rather scientifically.
Matrixing, ya know.

Have a great work out!






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Online Gung Fu Course a Real Breakthrough!

Gung Fu Video Course Totally Incredible!

The Shaolin Butterfly Gung Fu course has been a real breakthrough martial arts course.

It is inexpensive, and yet it covers concepts from over a half a dozen styles of Gung Fu.

It condenses these systems and makes the concepts much easier to learn and to apply than if one was to take the original courses, which might take YEARS to complete!

First, the footwork is logically thought out. Each form moves in a different manner, enabling the student to rapidly understand motion in any direction from emotionless beginning.

Second, concepts from Mantis kung Fu are explored, from Choy Lee Fut gung Fu, the tiger, the crane, the dragon, and more! These concepts are well thought out, and the student rapidly learns to combine them for the BEST gung fu he has ever experienced.

Probably the most exciting thing about this system is the method of freestyle. It covers basics to advanced motions and drills, but it focuses on the completed freestyle drill called ‘Rolling Fists,’ or Lop Sau. Up to this time Lop Sau has been taught in pieces, and nobody has ever understood how the whole exercise works. There are actually six moves, and when these moves are practiced the student becomes able to do incredibly efficient freestyle within an hour or two.

AN HOUR OR TWO! Here is a clip…

It only took a couple of hours for the student to freestyle on an intuitive level, and as time went on his blocks and strikes became only harder and more combat efficient.

There is NO other style of Gung Fu that can do that!

There is NO other freestyle training drill in the world that can do that!

So the Shaolin Butterfly truly is a breakthrough Gung fu course. Check it out at:


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How I learned The Shaolin Butterfly Gung Fu

The Shaolin Butterfly Kung Fu

I was getting nowhere studying Kung Fu.
I had twenty plus years of Karate, knew aikido and a bit of Wing Chuna nd Northern Shaolin, but I wanted the temple stuff!
I wanted the things you saw in those great Shaw Brothers movies!
I wanted unique training methods wherein Kung Fu would burst over me and I would suddenly know the secrets of the universe!
One day this fellow walks in, gives his name as Richard, and wants to take Karate.
But I knew he knew something. His attitude, the calm in his eyes…he knew something.
So we talked, and it turned out he knew Tai Chi and Pa Kua, and…Shaolin.
Real Shaolin. Fut Ga Shaolin, which is ‘Five Monks,’ and is so named after the five monks who escaped the burning of the Shaolin temple hundreds of years before.
Now, why did he want to study Karate?
Well, actually, he didn’t. I mean, a little, but what he really wanted was a place to work out.
So we ended up trading systems.
I taught him Karate, and he taught me Shaolin.
Form by form, we went through, and the ancient mysteries, well, they didn’t burst over me, they sort of dribbled.
Don’t get me wrong, it was cool, it was exciting, but, it was also not very logical.
Same as any martial art these days, and more than most (it had had a long time to get messed up), the whole thing was made up of random sequences of motion.
Not everything worked.
Took a long time to learn.
I was in heaven, of course, dribble or burst. But I kept looking for the key to the whole thing.
And there, in one of the forms, was a sequence of steps, and suddenly the dribble did burst.
Man, I took that footwork and began matrixing it. Worked it from every angle, and plugged in Shaolin concepts one after the other.
That opened the door, broke the dam, put fireworks in the sky.
I remember spending hours and hours, late at night, working out in the middle of the street. Didn’t have a dojo in the house, so I just went out in the street, stepped out of the way of the occasional car, and worked my way through Shaolin.
Now it made sense!
Now it was EASY to learn.
And I didn’t give up any of the ancient stuff. Same moves are still there, same techniques, but everything is rearranged so that it makes sense, so that the chi still comes from the moves, but the moves come slick and easy and logical, arranged in perfect order.
I renamed what I was doing The Shaolin Butterfly. The footwork, you see, looked like the wings of a butterfly.
And that is how one of the oldest and most respected forms of gung fu, Fut Ga (Five Monks), became upgraded, empowered, and matrixed.

Check it out at MonsterMartialArts.com, or just click the link below.



Shaolin Butterfly Promotion

New Expertin Shaolin Gung Fu

congratulations to Master Instructor Kurt Nelle’
for finishing the Shaolin Butterfly Course.
Here is his win…

Shaolin Butterfly Gung Fu

…Once I was able to start practicing the program physically with a training partner… Things really started to click. I would train the program at my gym, then head home and review the material again. During this process, I would recognize things from all your  other programs that I had previously studied and all of a sudden everything became very clear to me. Matrixing other systems I have learned in the past became quick and simple! I found that I was only applying Matrixing to the systems that I had received from you (mental laziness on my part). As a test, I applied matrixing to the  Chun System that I have been practicing for 20 years and found that I was able to finally make sense to one of my students whom was having some coordination issues. I found that just teaching the system in the Matrix format wasn’t enough, but once I taught the student the actual Matrix system as taught in your Matrix Karate program, the student was actually able to teach herself Wing Chun using the techniques I taught her, and her new knowledge of the matrix chart and process. This truly was a Win!

I have spent almost a year on the Shaolin Butterfly Program albeit somewhat on and off, and feel I have benefited most from this program. Possibly because I spent so much time on it, but it definitely brought it all together for me!

At the end of all print material included with your courses, you request an email describing any wins that may occur during the learning of the program. Well this is one I wish I could have sent sooner but better late then never. I use quite a bit of this program, if not all, with my regular student as well as in some seminars I have done. I just hope I am doing it justice but people I teach really do seam to enjoy it. It fills the need many people have for a traditional martial art while providing sound useable defense.

Respectfully, Kurt A. Nelle’

Thank you Kurt,
you really make my day,
and for several important reasons
that really need to be mentioned.

people miss the fact
that I offer promotions at the end of many of my courses.
The conditions are simple.
Do the Master Instructor Course,
and do the course you wish to be tested in,
and send a video in.
If that isn’t easy enough,
I don’t charge for video testing
(first two videos)
and have even been known to waive the condition
if the person has experience,
is running a school
or otherwise actively teaching,
and so on.

I want people to get better at the martial arts.
Do you understand?
I want to help people get better.
That is the sole motivation
behind Monster Martial Arts.

there is honest revelation in Kurt’s win.
He has obviously understood matrixing on a larger level.
Some people,
a large number,
understand Matrixing right from the get go.
They charge right in,
go through the courses,
and they are pulled along.
The logic of matrixing pulls them.

Some people don’t get it,
a very few,
and that is fine.
They either have other things they should be doing,
or there is something going on with their mind
that they refuse the logic.
They don’t understand that Matrixing
would fix that part of their mind,
and they don’t trust the courses,
or some other mental quirk,
and they quit,
and that really is too bad.

The thing is
if you don’t get matrixing right from the get go,
take an honest look at yourself,
you ARE getting better.
Your understanding of the martial arts,
the way you move your body
the way you do forms and techniques
HAS improved.

So keep going.

You WILL have realization as you proceed.
If you do the work,
and don’t quit,
your realization is pretty much guaranteed.

You simply can’t have such an influx of pure data
and NOT have a realization.

And the realization is as Kurt outlines above.
It may take different form,
people are different,
and it may even look different.
if you carefully exam the Master Instructor wins,
or the unique wins after somebody does a course,
there is a manifestation of understanding
that cannot be denied.

your realization will be stronger,
will mean more,
if you are teaching.
Kurt had a student that wasn’t getting it,
until he matrixed the student,
and now the student is matrixing.

It’s just that powerful.

It’s not just the system…
it is the matrixing that puts logic into the mind.
The logic of matrixing is the software,
once the software is plugged into the mind,
the mind matrixes.
It is that simple.

as Kurt indicates,
it takes work.

The first person who did the Shaolin Butterfly over the net
Stephen D
a while back,
worked at it for years.
I didn’t know him,
he didn’t even have a video,
just the original book
before I put the whole course together.
He didn’t quit.
That is the secret.
Don’t just do the forms
and move on,
do the forms day after day,
that’s when things happen.

The second person who did Shaolin Butterfly over the net,
Justin H.
He worked that system over,
worked it with the Butterfly Pa Kua,
and he did it day after day.
Do you understand?

I promise fast results,
but don’t think I am not preaching hard work over time.

you have to get excited,
and become convinced,
and really DO the martial arts.

Not just dabble.

in speaking with Kurt,
he said something else.

I did enjoy all the forms but found the six step forms useful for teaching others. The two man practice gave me great ideas for doing two person Pakua practice. As a matter of fact, the Shaolin Butterfly program gave me much better insight of the Butterfly Pakua program. I also feel that it was the amount of time I spent on the program that made the difference.

Do you understand?
The Shaolin Butterfly is built
to plug into the Butterfly Pa Kua Chang.

He says ‘more ideas,’
his awareness is growing,
and fast!
he says it right here,
‘the amount of time!’

I don’t know what else I can say.
I offer not just complete martial arts systems,
but the method for understanding them FAST,
don’t just do them,
take the time,
do them day after day,
invest yourself in them,
they will invest in you.

You can take a horse to water,
but in this case,
you can can take a martial artist to the door of understanding,
but you can’t make him go through it.
That is up to him (her).

That is up to you.

Get the idea?

Here’s the link…

And thanks again,
Master Instructor Kurt Nelle’,
expert in the Shaolin Butterfly.
You really made my day.



On Shaolin Butterfly Kung Fu!

On the Shaolin Butterfly!

Let me start this article on the Shaolin Butterfly Kung Fu
by telling you that
my introduction to energy was through
the classical karate forms.
and I recommend to all.
I know that not everybody is a karate enthusiast.
Karate has been pretty corrupted,
there is more mystique to Kung Fu,
and I was actually thinking about this
when I put together the Shaolin Butterfly.
The Shaolin martial art I used
to develop the Butterfly
was Fut Ga.
Fut Ga is hard core Shaolin,
similar to Hung Gar and Choy Lee Fut,
and that style of art.
karate ki power

What Can You Really Do with Martial Arts Chi Power?

I had learned a lot of forms,

spent some intense time going over them,
looking for applications,
and that sort of thing.
I didn’t get the same type of power from Fut Ga
that I got from Karate.
I got power,
but it was more healthy power,
not explosive power.
So I ransacked Fut Ga,
found the basic footwork pattern I wanted to matrix,
and set about arranging the concepts I learned
in a more powerful and cohesive fashion.
The end result of this,
the benefit of Shaolin butterfly,
is that the power comes faster and harder,
yet the healthy body aspect remains.
I could condense the concepts
and make them easier to learn.
I could adapt it to freestyle better.
I was a little shocked at how Fut Ga
did not approach freestyle
in a more concentrated fashion.
I guess I watched
a little too much David Carradine.
I have had absolutely tremendous wins
from people who have done the Shaolin Butterfly.
One of my first big wins
was from a fellow who was
totally discouraged with the martial arts,
and the Shaolin Butterfly ‘revived’ him.
He bought the original book,
and it changed his life.
Made me very glad.
So I have a win for you.
it is more of an analysis of the Butterfly.
Here it is.
Thought I would give some feedback on the course:
1.  Liked how each move in the form is demonstrated.
2.  Like how each move is progressed into a take-down.  It seems you are very interested in that.
3.  Like the variety of concepts involved here.
4.  Don’t understand why neither you or your assistant never have your hands up.  It’s so basic.  Seeing your assistant’s arm just droop like that is hard to look at.
5.  Having hands up would affect timing and the ability to commit on some strikes and take-downs. So I have to be selective.  However, I viewed dvds from respected lineage instructors and felt the same way.
6.  Like how forms have a focus and each form is a different focus.
7.  Like the concept of forms being launch points.
8.  Like the variety of moves.  Found the dragon form most interesting.
9.  The book adds very little to the dvds.  I thought this would cover a more theoretical discussion.
This is part of a project to survey some different martial arts and see what I can take from each and use what I’m happy with.  My hopes is that this can replace some of the workout time spent in the gym, but be grounded in reality at the same time.   I value your course because it covers a lot for $30.   I’ll probably order a few more courses as a part of my study.
Thanks Jim,
I appreciate your analysis.
Jim had a lot of good stuff to say,
and a few points which he considered weaknesses.
the book was written first,
the DVDs were done later,
just to illustrate the book,
show how to translate the art into freestyle,
and so on.
the hands down.
Tell the truth,
I have thought about the hands down thing
much over the years.
I remember my instructor doing it,
and I watch people on the tube and various other places
when they do it.
Jim is right,
it is a weakness,
it is something some people do
when they are done.
Technique done,
all done,
no need for the arms to be up.
Lower arms.
no excuse,
remember his point when you do the course.
And make sure you send me your wins,
or your analysis,
or whatever.
Maybe I can share,
and what somebody says
might be what somebody else needs.
here is the URL
Check it out
and I’ll talk to you later.
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