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Monster Newsletter #296–Two New Master Instructors!

Monster Newsletter #296–Two New Master Instructors!

Wow!
This morning is like falling in love!
It is that perfect!
It is so incredible.
Don’t worry,
I’m not going to burst into song,
but I feel like it.
La la la la!

Now,
I was thinking about this the other day,
the fact that nobody has made it to
Master Instructor
in the last couple of months.
And,
lo and behold,
as soon as I had that thought,
I had two!
That’s right
two powerful beings
decided to double make my day!

First one to arrive in my email was…

To Al Case,

Subject: Thank so much

I have been meaning to write you for a while. However, been busy with my college courses. I purchased your series of Master Instructor, Power Kicks, Matrix Karate, Monkey Boxing, and Matrix Aikido.

I was shocked to see how fast I picked up, on the system. I am very impressed with the education/art of skill that came through to me. I have a better self-esteem, confidence, awareness, more peace into my life. I have learned to stay focused during conflicts that occur in my life. I do not have to give in during a heated conversation. I stay focused on the real matter at hand. Not those bunny trails that come up. Your rule # one comes into play so often, during these times. What a strategy it is.

I use to have a low self-esteem, before taking your courses, the fact that I can handle myself in a situation, is so nice. I use to hold my head down in crowds of people. No more, I walk with my shoulders back, my head held up. My friends and family have even notice the different air about me. The confidence in myself is a really good feeling.

The videos helped build my self-esteem, and now I give back to others, by sharing what you taught me. The proper mannerism, security, faith to do the right thing,

I will have a black belt in White Dragon next month, your technique has over flowed in to my training in White Dragon. My instructor keeps asking me how I know so much info, motor skills, attacks that he tries to implement, but fails.

I say that I research a lot and that I have a Sensei that I have been studying under. Your teachings have allowed me to advance way quicker than any one in my classes. The instructor is looking to bring me on with him. On the other hand, I could start my own classes using your teaching. Wow, I am happy, I not sure what to do yet. Probably going to carry on with what you have given me on the DVD set that I have. In addition, order the other set of training videos that you offer. You allow me as a student to soak up so much knowledge, along with the proper, correct skill of the Martial Arts.

As I look back though your course I see were you were so correct about the “For the True Art is a spirit that permeates your body and soul and enables you to achieve high abilities. “

Sincerely,

Vernon Paul Harling

Thank you Paul.
Thank you for making my day.

Look,
guys and gals,
Paul has illustrated the heart of the matter here.
You go to school,
and people say,
now…you…do…this…
it…will…take…12…years…
and…only…if…we…like…you…

That’s not the way a human being works!
A human being is the fastest computer in the universe!
A human being does not learn by bits and pieces!
A human being absorbs knowledge wholesale!
He gobbles it!
All at once!

So I give you the Master instructor Course,
I say here’s why.
Here’s the reasons.
dit dot dit!
And,
zingo bingo,
you do it!
THAT’S
what it is all about.
Read the testimonials
they are the proof.
Thanks Paul.

Now,
second win.
It came in an hour after Paul’s…

AL

This is Dennis Johnson the disabled vet. who ordered several of your courses about a year ago. I have torn your courses apart from front to back and points in-between and have come to the conclusion that you’re about 75 years ahead of the rest of the world in figuring out what the masters of old wanted us to know.

Your matrix Karate was a fantastic course loaded with great information and WOW you left out all the B.S. that others add just to sell you something, the KATAS where well laid out with a perfect amount of movement so as to learn the material in a short amount of time with nothing that is needed left out. The monkey kung-fu along with the Aikido course was a perfect example of your true genius, you teach a lot of info in those two courses but what’s so interesting is how you leave a person with the ability to create an untold amount of combinations. In fact, Al, I can’t think of anything that I ordered from you that I’m not happy with.

I have three black belts in different arts which have now been re-opened with a whole new understanding of them. Your master instructor course was a wealth of info and not just on instructing but it was great for adjusting my own movements and fine tuning what I already knew. And to think I spent almost 8 years to get a black belt in PAI LUM kung-fu when it could have been done in a year or so.

Al when I ordered the courses from you I told you that I was hoping by getting back into the arts it would help me get back in focus after Iraq, well AL you have made life and working out worth the living again, well that may be stretching it just a bit.

AL I would highly recommend all of your material to anyone looking to learn a new art or improve on what they already know. In fact I’m going to order a few more in a week or two.

WIN! WIN! WIN!

Again, Al, great stuff.

Dennis Johnson

P.S. The e-mails are also full of neat tidbits also, keep them coming!

Man oh man oh man!
Make my day twice!
Thank you Dennis.
And…
what did I say about
a human being’s true speed of learning?
I rest my case.
I need say no more.
Dennis and Paul
have said it all.

Look,
guys and gals,
do you remember when something was giving you problems?
Maybe you couldn’t ride a bike,
or fix a car,
or just understand something the teacher said.
Then somebody told you…
‘The Why!’

Look,
relax a bit,
I’ll push you off…

Twist those bolts to the right.
Righty tighty…lefty loosey.

The word cornucopia means ‘having plenty of something.’

And,
suddenly you were smart!
You could do it!
It wasn’t hard at all!
And then you turned around,
and somewhere along the line,
you got to help somebody else out!

Do you understand?

The Master Instructor Course
tells you all the things you need to know,
it gives you…
‘THE WHYS!’
of the martial arts.

I tell you what it really means,
I tell you which way to turn it,
and I give you a little push,
and the result is wins like the ones
from Dennis and Paul!

Thank you
Master Instructors Paul Harling and Dennis Johnson,
and congratulations!

And,
everybody,
I dedicated a section to Master Instructors,
nothing but their wins,
here’s the page…

Master Instructor Wins!

I tell you this…
I want these kinds of wins
for every single person
in all the martial arts.

I want everybody to have all the knowledge!

We have to matrix the world,
we have to make it a better world,
and you guys are not only
‘The Why,’
you are
‘The How!’

All right,
guys and gals
get those stances low,
grind out that energy
and have a super work out.

Al

:o)

Here’s a great article if you want to beef up your punch or kick!
Supercharging For The Most Powerful Punch!
Leave a comment, it helps my statistics.

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Thomas Carlyle

The Cruel Trap Of The Martial Arts And Fah Jing

I’m going to tell you about Fah Jing, and Matrix Martial Arts, and what it really is, but to do so I have to push your face into one of the cruel traps of the martial arts. This cruel trap has bedeviled martial artists since forever, and it really is time to break out of the trap. It is time to find out what holds up the progress of the martial arts, makes them long and hard to learn, and makes them even ineffective.

The cruel trap of which I speak is the lack of adequate language. This trap comes in two specifics, yet is easily broken. The strength to pick up a dictionary, however, is more than a student seems to have.

Many martial arts instructors come to this country, and they don’t always speak the language of the people they wish to teach. Thus, the students are left with memorizing terms which are poorly understood. Thus, the student must learn not just the surface meaning of a term, but the reality behind the term.

The second specific, in this matter of languages, is that ancient languages do not describe a science. But the martial arts are a science, and they must be understood as such. To demonstrate this concept, let’s consider Fah Jing.

Fah Jing means explosive power. But where do you explode from, and how do you channel the energy, and what do you do with it? Simple practice will show you, but it takes ten times longer than it should, and it would take ten times shorter to understand if the language was adequate and scientific.

Pretend the arm is a hollow tube. Take a firm stance and move the tube so that energy shifts the length of the tube and impacts upon the far end. This is Fahjing.

Now explore the physics of the matter. What kind of relaxation is necessary to enable you to move the tube properly, so that energy runs the length of the tube. How is the tube connected to the body, and what must you do with the body so as to best and most efficiently move the tube?

When you get past the misunderstood language, and the terms that might mean something to an ancient culture, but which lack scientific relativity, you will find that tai chi, and other arts, open up like the doors of heaven. It is physics, you see, that will enable you to master the mystical arts, and to truly delve deep into them. It is physics that we study and master when we Matrix Tai Chi Chuan.

Any Martial Art can be an Internal Art!

It takes three things for a martial art to be an internal Art. If these three things are done, virtually any art will start manifesting Chi, and those abilities that are peculiar to an internal art.
The first, and least important item, is it takes a good student.
The second, and very important item is it takes a good system. This is a system that has good physics, and in which the student is drilled endlessly in the basic and physics of the system.
The third, and most important thing, is the instructor. A good instructor can make a bad student into a good student, or at least drive him out of the arts. A good instructor will insist that physics and basics be drilled and understood; he will make sure the student understands the why and the how behind every single thing he does.
Here’s the freaky thing about this. People often compliment me on my understanding of the internal arts. Man, great Tai Chi. Where did you learn your Pa Kua, and so on. What they don’t understand is that I learned the internal side of the art in Karate. My physics and basics were drill into me by a very great and magnificent instructor. Once understood, it was simple dimple to utilize these internal concepts in any other art I chose to learn.
Three things, good student, great system, and fantastic instructor, that’s the key to success, and that’s you make any art into an internal art, that’s the key behind Monster Martial Arts.

The Greatest Training Device in the Martial Arts Isn’t So Great!

I’m going to tell you something that you have never considered. The old guys, a hundred years ago, they didn’t know what they looked like. They had no means of self inspecting their forms to make they were right.

Odd, eh? But it’s true. Back a hundred years ago, especially in some of the third world countries that the martial arts flourished in, they didn’t have mirrors.

Nowadays we walk into training halls with mirrors covering the walls. We do our forms, and we inspect our movements, and we know what we look like. Sometimes this is good, sometimes this is bad, but at least we can see ourselves.

The good is that we can adjust our forms. We can see our postural mistakes. The bad…well, let me explain.

There is this thing called narcissism. Falling in love with yourself…and the image of yourself. But image often doesn’t have anything to do with workability.

The martial arts rely on energy that is not always visible to the eye, and in using mirrors we start looking at our glorious form, and neglect to create the energy that the form, without obsessing on one’s self image, can create. We are not always able to perceive the depth to which we should sink our weight into the ground. We are not always able to perceive whether the tan tien is glowing and growing, and being used the way it should.

A punch should not be a polite line of turning fist, it should be a belly busting explosion of weight and emotion and the hell with the world! A block should not be a wave of flesh and bone, it should be a staunch stance with world shaking focus! A kick should not be the ability to do the splits vertical, it should be a sinking of the weight, a balance while tremendous energies are coursed through the leg and into the foot and…beyond.

A mirror is a great thing, it can impart a myriad of detail, and make us look incredibly pretty, but it doesn’t always generate the energy it takes to win a fight. Looking good might be great for evolution into video and hollywood, but it has limited value when it comes to the true martial arts. In the martial arts one must give up the image of self to find The True Art.

The Combative Strategy of the Five Animals of Shaolin Kung Fu

The Martial Arts, and this includes Shaolin kung fu, are passed on by oral tradition. They are, at heart, a mythology created to represent a unique universe. They are the science of the times, passed down to us.

Thus, to understand the martial arts, we must ask ourselves what science were the ancients trying to describe. Science is science, however, and I think you will find that the real reasons for the five animals is empirical in nature. Also, you will find that there is a distinct combat reasoning to it all.

The tiger is an aggressive animal, and he is designed to go forward. Claws and teeth, he drags down the runner and rends him fiercely. Thus, the direction of the Tiger is forward, and he charges and charges and charges.

The Crane is a lighter animal, giving way as he parries and kicks. He does not run, but rather manipulates and deflects to set up his kicks. He does not charge, but fights on the edge of a perimeter, never letting that perimeter close.

The Snake coils and twists and allows the attacker to enter his perimeter. The artful deflections of the crane become full blown enwrappings, trips and locks under the deceptive practices of the snake. Thus, the snake gives way without giving way, allowing the enemy to fall into various tricks and traps he sets up.

There is some argument whether the fifth animal is a leopard or monkey, and I opt for the monkey. Whichever animal you choose as the best representation of Shaolin Kung Fu, the attribute of the animal is tricky footwork and the ability to acrobat and gyrate out of the fight. Thus, the Monkey (leopard) has the ability to extract himself from the fight and reset the whole thing to whatever animal characteristic he is strongest at.

The fifth animal is the dragon, and this is an imaginary animal which represents the best of the previous four animals. The dragon is the embodiment of understanding and employing all animals so that they work together. Run, manipulate, trick or flee, the dragon does them all, smoothly and at the right time.

The five animals of Shaolin Kung Fu represent motions in space, and a distinct distance of combat. Practice each animal until you have mastered the talent, then blend them all together. This is the fighting strategy of the Five Animals of Shaolin Kung Fu.

Kang Duk Won Korean Karate Research Engineer

I remember a class mate of mine named John. He worked over at Ames Research center as a research engineer. Imagine that, a geek, sweating and punching his all for the knowledge of the Kang Duk Won.
One day he showed up at class all glum. “There going to fire me,” he said. The college I got my degree from said I hadn’t really gotten my doctorate. I owe them one thesis.
It was one of those bureaucratic snafus. Nobody was at fault, but John was going to lose his job, stop his Kang Duk Won studies, and have to travel back to the east coast to do one lousy thesis.
The next day he came in all happy. “My boss said it was stupid. He declassified some of my work and told me to send it in as a thesis!”
The upshot of it was this, and we of the Kang Duk Won knew it to be true: he didn’t want to stop studying the Kang Duk Won, and he moved the universe to fulfill his dreams.
Those were the kind of people I studied with at the Kang Duk Won.

A Martial Arts Weapon for the Making

I was over at my work out partner’s house, and we were discussing martial arts, weapons, and that sort of thing.
“Hey,” he suddenly said, “Let me show you a weapon. Come on.”
I followed him out of his house and across the street to a large orchard.
“Find me a rock,” he asked.
I did so. “What, we’re going to throw rocks?
“No,” he said. “I’m going to show you how to make a weapon so fast your pants will drop.”
I blinked.
He undid his belt and whipped it off his waist. He held the ends and placed the rock in the fold, and within three seconds he had sent the rock whistling away, three times faster than I could have thrown it, and three times the distance.
He hit a tree limb, which limb cracked and hung.
“Did you plan that?”
“Nah. But a little practice and I could have.”
I stared at him, then looked down at the ground. A million bullets, and a sling nobody would have ever thought of.
There’s a million ideas like this one at Monster Martial Arts.

Where Matrix Martial Arts came From

I was living in a house in Mt. View at the time. It was shaped like a horse shoe and in the center of the horseshoe was a patio.
At the time I had spent seven years studying the martial arts. Kenpo for a couple of years, Kang Duk Won for about five, Sticky Hands from Wing Chun, and I believe a smattering of Aikido.
Anyway, I was sitting on a cinder block on the patio. and tapping a piece of rebar on the cement. I wasn’t drunk, hadn’t taken any drugs, was just sitting there tapping the rebar and listening to music. I believe it was The Horse with No Name, although it could have been anything from the album that contained that song.
So I’m tapping the rebar, not in time with anything, dunk…dunk…dunk. Bob my head in time with the music. Dunk…dunk…dunk. Feel pretty good. Dunk…dunk…DONG-G-G-G-g-g-g…
Everything was golden. The sky, the air, the trees, everything, and I couldn’t tell where the music was coming from. The music wasn’t coming the speakers, it existed everywhere, was omnidirectional, was…omnipresent.
I was forever, and I knew one thought.
‘For something to be true the opposite must also be true.’
That was the beginning of Matrixing.
That was where Monster Martial Arts had its beginnings.

The First Time I Ever Used Karate to Hit Somebody

I had trained in karate for near seven years. I had thrown a million punches, caused bruises and split lips, made people fall down gasping, even made them hold their, uh, cahonies.
But I had never hit anybody.
My body had hit other bodies, but me, the ‘I am,’ had never actually struck anybody.
One night we were doing two on one. One fellow grabbed one arm and held tight, the other fellow pummeled me in the ribs.
It was a massive problem, every time I turned to shake loose I got hit. Again and again and again, and my attention was split, and there was no solution and…several things happened so quick and fast in the world, and yet so incrediblly slow to the ‘I am’ that is me.
My foot felt heavy, it felt like somebody had stuffed a car in it.
I couldn’t move my foot. The guy hitting my ribs was coming in to thump me again. I couldnt’ move…I couldn’t…
I was far away from my body, looking at it. something happened, and then I was back in my body.
The guy who had been hitting me was lying ten feet away, crumpled up in a heap. The other fellow was jumping away fro me, his arms up, palms out…he didn’t want any part of this action.
And my foot,it felt light again. I dimly remembered, it had been heavy, and then…I remembered kicking.
I had gone out of my body, I–the ‘I am’–had thrown my foot, and knocked my opponent twelve feet into a wall, and then he had collapsed on the floor.
I had always known what the martial arts were about, but this was the first time I had ever experienced it. This was what, thirty-five years later, I was trying to get people to be able to do with my Monster Martial Arts courses.

The Value of a Martial Arts Certificate

“There’s my name.”
Teddy was a new instructor, who had known the head instructor for years. He was a Green Belt.
He was pointing at the head instructor’s bBlack Belt certificate.
A Green Belt had signed a Black Belt’s certificate?
WTF?
There was more to the story of course, and that more was purely political in nature.
My instructor did deserve his Black Belt, and he had had to leave his school, and organization, and promote himself to get it.
But, though I knew the value of my instructor, I had just learned the value of paper.
Paper doesn’t matter, ornate certificates don’t matter. What matters is the competence of the instructor.
I always chuckle inside when people relay their lineage…as if it matters.
And I make sure that my signature means something when I put it to a piece of paper.
Competence, honesty, ability…those are the things that matter at Monster Martial Arts.