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Geomteric Analysis of the Whole Martial Arts

Here’s How you assemble the pieces!

All righty and happy work out to all!
A work out a day keeps the doctor away!
And the psychiatrist,
and the marriage counselor,
and the medication,
and the blues,
and…I hope you get the idea
that Martial Arts really works.
Now go work out!

Now,
I actually had a bunch of wins come in over the last week,
I try to give one a newsletter,
so be patient if you’ve got one coming,
and let me know if I miss you…
so here is the win from Brad Wyman.

Mr Case-
     I truly appreciate the KDW levels… 
     I started studying Shorin-Ryu again w/ an instructor from Okinawa in March, & have been using Matrix plot tables to work out the techniques & applications- new & old alike. After demonstrating some of my knowledge & experience to him, a Shodan Black Belt test was scheduled for early July. Nidan is on the calendar for December. I will embark on Sandan material in a few wks & plan to have it ready by then as well.
     When I have trained & studied Arts in the past, the ‘Monkey-See-Monkey-Do’ curriculum has truly taken a couple of yrs to gain proficiency. Using Matrix theory & applying mathematical analysis has not only gotten the multiple courses you’ve supplied “downloaded”, but I’ve also used it to learn other Arts, & other subjects.
     Matrix techniques have allowed me to shave yrs, possibly decades from my own Martial Art studies, & have illuminated some of the next steps I’d already been working through. Soon I may actually begin to accept the inquiries & compliments as to my ‘Mastery’ of Karate w/ out dissembling or denial. We’ll just have to see-
   I’d learned about Matrix tables YRS ago in Calculus. But it took your example & techniques to jump start my brain, to think ‘Outside the Box’ of how to apply/use them in everyday life.
     We’ve not met in person, but I wanted you to know that Matrixing has made an incredible impact in my life, these past 2+ yrs.
     I had still been working on my Master’s this past October, but I fully expect to complete my PhD by Year’s End. That is in part, due to utilizing Matrixing to break down the data into manageable, logical & more easily ‘digestable’ chunks.
     Although you figured this out yrs ago, these’re just a couple examples of how else Matrixing can be used.
Thanks again. Until Next Time- Brad W

Thanks Brad,
I am humbled by your accomplishments.

Now,
for all of you out there,
Brad has quite a few of my courses.
I know,
sounds like a sales pitch,
but the fact is this,
Matrixing is simple,
but you need to get a few viewpoints of it.
You could get
Matrixing: The Master Text,
at ChurchofMartialarts.com,
and that would give you the whole thing,
but that’s more of an easy reference
once you have done everything.
Really, you need to go through a few courses,
get the picture from several different angles.

Sometimes somebody can go through a single course,
he’s ready,
the lights go on,
and zowie!
his life is different.
But,
like I said,
most people need a few courses.

it’s just that people start from different places,
come into this thing
with different experiences,
and they need a few different angles
to really get this Matrixing thing.

The thing is this:
it’s a field of knowledge,
never been explored before,
and it takes whatever it takes
to accumulate enough of this knowledge
to be able to start thinking in it.

Let me give you an analogy.

If you were going to learn mathematics
it actually breaks down something like this…

You learn basic math and you are learning positive numbers.
You learn algebra and you are learning negative numbers.
You learn calculus and you are learning about curves.
You learn trigonometry and you are learning triangles.

Now,
anybody who knows math
knows I have badly misstated this.
There is overlap from one field of math to the next,
my definitions aren’t that clear,
but…it does vaguely represent math.

Now,
that’s how it is in the martial arts.
Karate is a positive line
Shaolin is circles
Wing Chun is negative angulation
Aikido is negative circles
and so on and so on.
Every art has a geometric equivalent.
BUT,
they are all mushed up.
And there is fantastic overlap of technique
from one art to the next.

And here’s the cruel thing…
I tell this to people
and they say,
‘Oh, we have that.’
And they are thinking that
in their kenpo or taekwondo or whatever,
they have elements of circular angularity,
or negative circles,
or whatever.
Well,
of course they do,
but it is all mushed together.
And,
not to be brutal here,
it means their mind is all mushed together.

Until Matrixing,
you see,
there was no way to separate the arts,
make them pure,
put them in their assigned geometry,
and even if they know of this analogy I have just stated…
they are going to stay mushed up.
Thinking they are right,
and not understanding that
you have to go through enough arts to understand
how to straighten it all up,
and separate the mush.

Somebody does Matrix Karate.
They get it,
and I know who they are because
they suddenly start ordering everything I’ve got.
They are drinking the data,
guzzling it down wholesale,
straightening up the mess in their mind
as fast as they can.

Or,
somebody orders a course and goes away,
it is because he didn’t get a big enough chunk of info,
or he got the wrong course and information,
or,
more likely,
he didn’t apply himself and actually DO the material.
And,
except for insanity,
that’s it!
That’s about all the reasons there are
for somebody to not want their mind to function
about a 100 times better that it has been!

Now,
the message is this,
to learn how to matrix,
I suggest you start with the first course,
and just go down the courses
as they are listed
on the front page of Monster Martial Arts.
And actually DO them.

Not just peruse them and think you’ve got it,
but DO them.

That list of courses on the front page
approximates the order I discovered them in,
and it is the order I teach them in,
and it seems to work best.

Simply,
it is arranged like math,
the simplest subject first,
and each subject a different viewpoint,
a different way of arranging the matrixing tables.

And take the time
to actually DO every course.
If it’s not your cup of tea,
that’s fine,
but at least go through everything a few dozen times,
search to make sure,
look for the subtle points and the nuances,
and make sure you understand
and see the connection
between the matrixing table
and the art taught.

You do that and you’ll end up with wins like Brad’s…
guaranteed.

Oinkey dokely,
I’ve got to run,
I will be on the road starting next Wednesday.
I will have a computer with me,
and should be able to stay current,
except for a 3-4 day stretch when I am in the wilderness.
But,
if I don’t answer an email,
be patient.

And thanks.
Thanks for being martial artists.
You are the finest,
most intelligent,
most important
people on earth.

Have a great work out!

Al

Here’s the first course on the list…
http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/matrix-karate/

Martial Arts Gets Rid of the Monkey Mind…Rejuvenates Mankind!

 Warrior Mind? Or Monkey Mind?

Everybody in the world is engaged in struggle.

Thus,
everybody in the world is a warrior…
whether they know it or not.

Even if they don’t learn martial arts,
study martial arts or do martial arts…
they are still stuck with being a warrior.
Unfortunately,
a sadly inefficient warrior.

Joe Citizen struggles in the workplace
to bring bread home for the family.

Charlene Fatcells struggles in the gym
to get her weight down.

Even little Jimmy Nogood,
he struggles with teachers who should know better!

Now,
here is the problem,
the ability to fight is being bred out of us.

Did you know that sperm counts are going down
in the American male?
He’s been losing the struggle with GMO,
and his actual DNA may be changing!

And how about all those obese people?
Tons of them laying on the couches of America!
They lost the struggle with potato chips and ipads!
No real life,
just eat and tweet…eat and tweet!

Or,
if you want a real good example,
how about them politicians?
They lost the struggle with…their Monkey Minds!

That’s right,
you see,
the real struggle is not against DNA,
or some boss who has his own struggles,
or the politician or even against Lays Chips.
The real struggle is against your Monkey Mind.

The Monkey Mind is that chatter in your brain.
It is static…
meant to distract you from actually living!

Now,
there is one way to end the Monkey Mind,
to cease the endless static that says things like…
should I go to Mickey Ds today?
With things like…
I AM A LEAN, MEAN WARRIOR!
A PERSON WHO GETS THINGS DONE!
IF YOU’RE LAZY…
GET OUT OF MY F WAY!

The way to end the Monkey Mind,
and this is written in one of the oldest texts in the history of man,
is to learn how to concentrate your awareness.
To focus,
and eliminate the monkey chatter,
and replace it with accomplishments.

The easiest,
most fun way
to learn how to focus your awareness
is to do the martial arts.

That said,
the fastest way to do the martial arts
is to matrix them.

Well,
of course!
Everybody knows that!

How long can you think of one thing?
Go on,
try it.
Look at a table, or a pen, or something that is not a TV.
How long can you stay focused and have your attention
on only that one thing?

Chances are,
not long.
Within 30 seconds your mind is thinking of other things.
Bye bye awareness,
hello Monkey Mind.

Now,
some people can read this,
and just do it,
focus their attention,
bye bye monkey mind.

But 99.99 per cent of the people,
and this certainly included me when I first started out,
can’t do this.
Can’t focus their awareness
for more than 30 seconds.
If that.

So,
you need to do something
that is more fun,
has more point to it
than just sitting and meditating your way
through the Monkey Mind.

Most people need an activity that focuses their attention
if they wish to increase their awareness.
A fun activity with a point.

So,
you do your forms,
focusing your attention on each move.
You mock up villains,
and you mock up yourself as a warrior.

And,
as you focus on your opponent,
your awareness grows.

Do you understand?
Do you understand why
people who do martial arts are smarter?
More aware?
More responsible?

Because they have put the Monkey Mind on hold,
and grown as Aware beings.

Look,
people with the Monkey Mind in full gear,
they are on endless welfare,
can’t get a good job,
are constantly crying in their beer.

People without the Monkey Mind
are relaxed,
have good friends,
and enjoy life.

And,
here is the question of the day…
would you like to live half your life with a Monkey Mind?
Taking 3 decades to get rid of it
through traditional training?
Or do you want to get rid of it now!
Inside of a few months!
Then you matrix.

You matrix,
and that means you organize your mind,
by organizing your martial arts,
and getting rid of mental chatter,
becoming able to focus your awareness on anything you want!
For as long as you want!

Okay,
I’ve said what I’ve said.
I’ve either convinced you to kick out your Monkey Mind
by having a ball
working out more,
doing the martial arts,
and enjoying life more,
or…
you are paying attention to that clutching beast on your back…
the Monkey Mind.

So what’s it going to be?
Thirty years of work outs,
if you manage to stay in good health,
not get waylaid by bad marriages (the result of a Monkey Mind)
Changing one bad job for another (the result of a Monkey Mind)

Or get there quick.
The Matrixed Way.

For me,
it was never a choice.
I saw the martial arts and I ran towards them,
laughing and having the time of my life.
And,
getting rid of my Monkey Mind
I am a warrior.
Good health,
good times,
making the world happen,
and I slew my Monkey Mind.

And that’s what I want for everybody…
especially you!

I want you to be a warrior
and slay your Monkey Mind.

All righty tighty…
I’ve done my work out,
my awareness is on
and yours will be too
of you look at this page…

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts-articles/internal-karate-can-be-made-out-of-any-style-of-karate/

Simply, you will learn about transforming your karate,
or any art you’ve got,
and making yourself more aware.

And when you see how simple it is,
head for this page.

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

This has all the data
so you can focus your awareness
the right way.
Not some mythical Bushwah way
that happens when your martial arts teacher
makes up stuff
for when he doesn’t know the real reasons.
(Bad case of Monkey Mind, you know?)

And,
that said,
you guys have an AWESOME week!
LOTS of work outs!

Later.

Al

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Do Martial Arts to Get Rid of the Monkey Mind!

 Martial Arts and the Revenge of the Monkey Mind!

Took a break from martial arts and went on a trip last week,

went to inspect some property
to see if it was a possible place
for a Martial Arts temple.

The fellow driving
happened to be one of the first people
I ever taught how to matrix the martial arts.
Way back in the early 80s
we locked ourselves in the dojo
and did nothing but martial arts.

Afterwards,
he came down to Los Angeles,
walked into a classical Shotokan school,
and was promoted to third black belt.
True story.

Anyway,
we were talking,
discussing the price of beans,
whether mankind should be treated like a crop,
and how to retain awareness after death,
and stuff like that.

At one point
he made reference to
the ‘Monkey Mind.’

Now I knew the Monkey Mind by a term term.
I call it surface thoughts.
A surface thought is when you think
‘got to go to the movies,’
‘what’s for lunch,’
‘drive car to store,’
and so on.

These aren’t real thoughts,
they are surface thoughts.
And I have been calling them surface thoughts for years,
or just mental chatter.
But his phrase,
‘Monkey Mind,’
really stuck.

Now,
a real thought is when you make the decision
to launch the body,
a real decision is when you finally

QUIT THAT JOB
KILL SOMEBODY
DIE
HAVE A BABY
DO SOMETHING!

Not figure out whether you want a number 2 or a number 3 at MickeyD.
That’s surface thought.

A real thought is that whim,
that moment,
that urge
that makes it all happen.

As martial artists
we are one of the few peoples on earth
that can understand that.

We do our forms,
concentrating on one thing
and we ignore the surface thoughts.
In doing this we create space,
and we come to the point
where we can recognize a real thought.
Where we can generate a thought ourselves,
or see another person generate a thought.

This is the blessing of our discipline,
this is the true benefit of the martial arts.
Focusing on what we are doing,
putting aside the Monkey Mind,
creating space,
see our own or others actual thoughts.

This,
incidentally,
is why people get better doing forms
with a little freestyle,
and they don’t get better just doing the freestyle.

Freestyle doesn’t eliminate the Monkey Mind.
The disciplined doing of forms does.

Now,
that all said,
my conversation in the car
impacted upon me.

I always push Matrix Karate
as the point at where people should start.
And I realized the real reason I do this.
The quality of the Create Your Own Art Course.
It is blurry and the sound is fuzzy.
It is the victim of ancient technology.

But,
quality of recording notwithstanding…
the CYOA course
is the actual original material.
I’ve been treating it like history.

But it has the actual graphs
the original matrixes
for the footwork and handwork
of the martial arts.

Now,
to tell the truth,
I should really redo the thing.
Film it clear and crisp,
polish up talking points,
go into the actual doing of the thing.
And,
one of these days I will do that.
I get to Monkeyland,
get my shoulder fixed,
and that will be one of the first things I do.
And, at that point the CYOA course will become history.
Still valuable,
but history.

But,
right now it isn’t history.

So,
if you feel like braving the grainy video
and the crackling sound,
that is the original material.
It is what led to Matrix Karate,
and all the other matrixing courses,
and to Neutronics,
and will lead to Monkeyland.

Now,
you have been warned about the quality,
so let me soften things up
and throw something else into the pot.

Anybody who orders in May will get a free copy of

‘Surviving the Mobs!’

This is a prepper manual.
It is 80 pages long,
and it is a checksheet
for how to prep
from the ground up.
It covers…

The kind of events we might face (a bomb, terrorist attack, bio/chem/whatever, etc.)
The choices you will face for each type of incident.
Basic preparations (basic stockpiling of prepper gear)
Potential for Martial Law and what to do about it.
Bugging out or staying home.
Potential for Civil unrest (mobs) and what to do.
How to fort your house.
Getting fresh water.
Waste treatment.
Clothes.
Guns.
MARTIAL ARTS
and so on and so on.

As I said,
it is written simply,
like a checklist,
so you can just go through the book and do it.

Now,
the reasons I offer this as a freebie
(I think it was selling for $20?)
are several.

One,
the country is at a weird spot,
I believe that if you prepare for something it won’t happen.
True.

Two,
If something does happen,
Martial Artists,
people who can keep their cool
in the middle of the alligator pond
are the ones who are going to keep this society together.

Think about it.
People who stay cool,
and who can grin and laugh
when the bad guys are dropping bombs
and screaming for us to pick up our weapons
are our best defense.

I want the guys,
the martial artists among us
to survive.
I think it is imperative.

Three,
I want everybody to check out the new site.
It is looking good,
but I am still madly fixing links.
One of the links was the free books for newsletter sign ups.
which you can find here…

http://www.monstermartialarts.com/free-martial-arts-books/

Four,
it’s almost my birthday.
And,
my sincere apology
for anything I’ve done,
didn’t address you right in an email,
didn’t get back to you,
your order arrived in a ripped package.
ANYTHING
that I can take responsibility for,
I do.
I do apologize,
and if you need more than apology,
please let me know.

Allowing me to do this
keeps my world clean,
allows me to function
without the chatter of the universal monkey mind.
No bad things holding me back.
You know.

So,
May
order anything,
and especially the CYOA course,
and get the

‘Surviving the Mobs’ book.
And,
if I forget to send it to you in me thank you email,
immediately write and remind me.

Oinkey doinkey,
time to go,
Monkeyland is around the corner,
got to get ready!

Al

This has been a page about Martial Arts, and if you liked it, you should zip over to Monster Martial Arts!

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Doing Martial Arts Over the Edge

Doing Martial Arts the Right Way

I want to talk about making things effortless.

I talk about effortless,

about how it is so important,

but how does one actually make

physical activity effortless?

Let me explain the how and the when.

I used to be the beginner,

the newbie,

and I was always in awe

of these guys who made everything look easy.

I was working like a dog,

but it never looked easy.

I remember one fellow,

a skinny, tall fellow,

looked like a hippie,

and he had the strongest kicks

I had ever felt.

He used to say

that he did a couple hundred kicks per kick

every day

without fail

and that was just the start of his workout.

Too much for me.

I eventually left the school where Ted trained,

started with the Kang Duk Won.

These guys were even more fanatic in their training.

Still,

I would do ten kicks per kick

in the beginning of class,

do the forms,

and I was tired.

And this went on for years.

I was,

I’ll be honest,

pretty wimpy.

Still,

I kept going,

doing my wimpy work outs.

i think the big break through came

from doing the horse stance.

I would do the horse stance

deep meditation,

for a minute,

then shake and ache

and quit.

One day,

I was near black belt,

I decided that I had to do something about it.

I knew the horse stance wasn’t going to kill me,

I just had to do it

and get through the pain.

My first step was to do the horse stance

through the commercials

while i was watching TV.

Man,

that was brutal,

two minutes.

Yikes!

And I did that for a few weeks,

and realized I was going to have to step it up.

I would have to do the horse stance through the programs.

So I did,

and quit around two minutes,

and then I got pissed off at myself.

I turned the dang tube off,

hit the horse stance

and decided that I was going to stay there no matter what.

Heck,

it wasn’t going to kill me.

I could do it.

I just had to do it.

A minute passed,

and the legs ached.

Two minutes,

and the shaking started in.

Three minutes,

and the pain was unbearable.

I had to quit!

I had to!

But I didn’t,

and suddenly something weird happened.

The pain totally went away.

My mind suddenly went calm.

I was possessed of a clarity of thought

I had never before experienced.

I was there.

I stayed there for a few more minutes,

realized that I had done it,

that there wasn’t any more to prove,

so I decided to stand up.

But what I didn’t know

was that I was a little out of my body

and I couldn’t figure out how to make my body work.

I lurched,

tried to make the legs do something,

and they wouldn’t.

I was frozen.

So i tried to lean.

I leaned forward

and suddenly my body fell over.

Bang.

I hit my nose.

But I could move again.

Now i had a little pain,

but not much.

I wasn’t scared of pain anymore.

Now,

at that time

I worked in a big plastics factory.

Made heat shrinkable tubing.

I would work like the dickens,

get my machine running,

then,

while I was supposed to be watching it,

I would stand behind some big cable spools

and work out.

And,

having fallen on my face out of an eternal horse stance

I upped my work out.

No longer ten or twenty kicks per leg per kick,

I started doing a couple of hundred kicks per kick for each leg.

This was what Ted had done.

This was what I read about in the mags and books.

This was the level of fanaticism I knew I needed

to really make it in the martial arts.

And,

the kicks became effortless,

I didn’t think about them,

I just did them.

This was when I finally realized

that i needed the strength of my legs in my arms,

and the agility of my hands in my legs.

Anyway,

the point here is this…

you need to make up your mind,

and do it.

Maybe not in the horse stance,

or for kicks,

but in some area that you know

would make you a better martial artist.

You need to go beyond yourself,

put aside the designer water

and everybody’s ideas

about scientific limits.

You see,

the body doesn’t define the spirit,

the spirit defines the body,

and unless you aren’t willing to invest the spirit,

go beyond the body,

then you aren’t going to make it.

That is the secret of how to be effortless

and a whole lot more in the martial arts.

Okey dokey,
the above all said,
my recommendation
is to put yourself into punching.
Because punching is crucial to the martial arts.

Here’s the URL
http://www.monstermartialarts.com/The_Punch%21.html

Learn the truth about punching,
set yourself up a schedule,
and go for it.
Maybe breaking five bricks every day every day.
Or,
Iron and Silk, (book and movie)
punch a metal plate a thousand times a day.

Whatever you do,
don’t settle for being less than a fanatic.

Now have a great work out.

Al

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How to Do Martial Arts the Quick and Simple Way

Learning How to Do Martial Arts the Fast Way

There are a lot of reasons why you should learn how to do the martial arts the fast way. You can’t take a long time to learn real self defense, martial arts contracts are so long that people end up getting married, going to school, the mugger won’t wait, and all sorts of other things. In this article, however, I want to look a little more in depth at this problem of how to do the martial arts fast.

how to do martial artsMind you, I am not talking about learning how to do martial arts moves, or how to do martial arts kicks, or something like that. I am talking about learning a complete and total system. I am talking about learning how to do taekwondo, or do kung fu, and all within a few months.

I know, common opinion is it takes four years to black belt, and a dozen or twenty years to master karate or kung fu, or any other single art. And the reason people thought it took a month to cross the country by stagecoach is because cars hadn’t been invented. Let alone planes.

But the United States army teaches a person how to be a soldier within a few months. That’s high tech weaponry, how to move as part of a unit, how to do all the things that a highly trained combat specialist must know to survive outright war. So why can’t somebody learn how to do the martial arts in a few months?

Or, if you really want to get into it, how long does it take for a child to learn how to work a computer? Heck, you give a kid a computer, an ipad or iphone, and they will have those things singing and dancing within a couple of minutes! So why can’t we learn martial arts the way kids learn how to do computers?

What we are talking about is intuition, and not the mindless, rote drilling of martial arts techniques you probably won’t see in a fight. Intuition is the grasping of a concept, and if you grasp the concept it takes very little karate drilling or taekwondo drilling, or whatever your martial art drilling, to make it work. Even things like Dim Mak and Golden Bell Kung Fu training, if you understand the concept it takes very little time to learn.

Heck, when you learn something, it’s always difficult, until you suddenly understand the concept, then it all becomes easy, so easy it is almost magical. So why not learn in the conceptual way, and bypass all the confusion and delusion that goes with not understanding what the heck you are doing? Why not just leap to the head of the class, get the Martial data, and then do it?

In this martial arts teachers experience people are able to learn in this fashion, the only problem is figuring out what the concepts are, and how to present them so the karate practitioner or the aikido student understands them. Heck, any martial art can be broken down to concepts, the only reason we haven’t done this thus far is that people have become enthralled and enchanted with the slower, classical martial arts methods. But we can break free from the ‘classical mess,’ we can learn concepts fast and intuitively, we can learn how to do martial arts the fast way, and make it look easy.

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