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The Advanced Levels of the Martial Arts (Poem)

Poetry About the Martial Arts

There are two sets of three

in the martial arts.

The first set of three

is body mind and spirit.

Before we get to the second set of three,

let me tell you what the first set of three really is.

Body is the flesh

body is the muscles and bones

the vehicle of the I am.

But,

nobody knows the I am.

They just know the body

think they are the body

just as they think

life ends

and the end of body

is the end of existence

nothing more.

How bland and disgusting.

Mind is the memory.

It contorts and throws memory

controlling the person

like a dog runs from fire

instead of putting it out.

Like a person jumping from a shadow.

Like a person

who doesn’t know they are an I am.

They just think

existence is something they remember

and call it reaction time.

Now doesn’t happen,

then happens,

and on the second level

the person is caught by then.

Spirit is I am.

It is the end of the first three levels.

I am.

And,

so many people think

they have made it.

No.

Just the start.

The second set of three is imagination.

The first imagination is

to know that you are not a body,

able only to use hands and feet,

but that you are an awareness

and your real tool is imagination.

So many people figure out they are an I am,

but never use their imagination.

They go back to their day to day jobs

turn the wrenches and are happy,

when

they should be exploding into the universe.

You have reached the second set of imagination

when you can imagine something

and people see it,

react to it.

You imagine a ball,

and others see the creation of your imagination.

This is strong imagination,

but still weak

as far as the spiritual beings true potential.

The third imagination is when you imagine something

and it is real.

You imagine an orange,

and somebody can take it

and bite into it

and feel the juicy juices.

It starts with

you imagine a city,

and people see it

and even start building it.

But,

eventually,

you can imagine a tree,

and people will come to pluck of its goodness.

You imagine a spaceship,

and people can climb aboard

and fly to the stars.

You imagine yourself

standing on afar sun,

and

suddenly

you are on that sun

impervious to heat

enjoying being

in the sun…

or wherever you wish to be.

If you are working on the first set of three,

you need discipine

to unlock yourself as an awareness.

If you are working on the second set of three

you need people to believe.

You need to construct a machine of spiritual beings,

that not just you,

but all,

may travel to the stars

or wherever in your imagination

you wish.

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24 Neutronic Principles…Enlightenment Through the Martial Arts

The Official Way to Martial Arts Enlightenment!

Good morning!
Great Tuesday.
Or wednesday or whenever you get this.
But whatever day,
have a gr-e-a-a-a-t work out!
Now, you may wonder,
I missed a newsletter,
and this one is late,
so what’s going on with Al?
Eh?
Well,
two things.
One is pain,
and the other is enlightenment.
Let me tell you about the pain,
and then I’ll tell you about the quick and fast way
to Martial Arts enlightenment.
That’s right,
I just wrote the ultimate instructional guide
to enlightenment through the martial arts.
The pain is a shoulder injury that flared up,
and it gets sort of funny.
The shoulder is going south,
I try chiros and acupuncturists,
no good,
and the medical doctor has no clue.
So I go to Doctor Pain.
She is about 105 pounds
laughs a lot,
and she is a deep tissue massage therapist.
Now,
Doctor Pain takes one look at me,
glances at my shoulder,
sees everything there is to see,
and is irritated.
She is irritated because she puts my shoulder together,
and I abuse it apart.
Sheesh!
You’d think she liked all the business I bring her!
Anyway,
I lie down on the table,
and she sticks her thumbs into my muscles,
and it is all I can do not to cry.
She know where it hurts,
and she goes for it.
I have high pain tolerance.
I don’t like it,
but I can take it…
at least I thought I could.
Within seconds I am gasping in pain.
Now,
you ask why I take this abuse?
Because she literally forces my body back into the correct positioning,
and makes it stay there.
It’s like the accident in reverse.
And,
after a couple of minutes she says,
“You cry all you want,
I pay no attention.”
And then she starts laughing
at how funny she is.
I am not kidding.
Those were her exact words.
I didn’t cry,
but it was close.
I really wanted to.
Anyway,
that was the pain.
A shoulder Injury,
Vicodin,
and Doctor Pain.
So I can move today,
not on Vicodin,
pain greatly reduced,
shoulder actually resembles a shoulder.
And,
during all the pain leading up to Doctor Pain,
I was writing a small tome called,
‘The 24 Principles of Neutronics.’
The 24 Principles
is a step by step guide
as to how to become enlightened
through the martial arts.
Now enlightenment is a funny thing.
Everybody wants to get hit
by the bolt from the blue,
see the universe as it really is,
perhaps have a heart to heart chat
with the Divine Presence.
The thing is,
it usually takes immense dedication,
fanatical workouts
for seven years
with no other thought in mind,
giving up all the pleasures of the world.
At least,
that is the way it has been described.
Funny thing,
it didn’t happen to me that way.
Yes,
I studied a couple years of Kenpo,
a little over four years of Kang duk Won,
and I had my enlightenment.
I read a little bit,
but not a lot had been written.
I had to sort of slide things over
from my readings on Yoga and various other practices.
There was just not a lot,
almost nothing,
written on achieving enlightenment
through the martial arts.
And that actually made this book easy to write.
Thank goodness,
cause I was going through a  lot of pain at the time.
Anyway,
the 24 principles
are based in Neutronics.
They start with a description of the universe
and how it works,
describe the human being
and how he works,
goes into some general discussion of virtues and such.
If you study the martial arts
and especially matrixed martial arts
and you do this book,
one principle at a time,
thinking about the principles
as you learn and go through your forms,
you will make it.
Now,
I can’t guarantee a bolt from the blue,
cause enlightenment isn’t always like that.
Enlightenment is the accumulation of knowledge,
until the human being glows.
That’s the best way to describe it.
I’ll be honest,
some of you guys out there
are already glowing.
The martial arts work like that.
You do enough practicing
and the things you learn on the mat
change the way you look at the universe,
and you are suddenly and always happy,
and more then competent.
You have unleashed the inner you.
So,
bolt out of the blue or not,
that’s what I want.
I want to unleash the inner you.
I want you to achieve enlightenment through the Martial Arts.
The book is 113 pages,
and there are four sections.
The first section deals with the 24 principles.
It lists them,
then goes through them one at a time
so there is no misunderstanding
as to exactly what each one means.
The second section has to do with
the structure of the Church of Martial Arts.
It lays out all sorts of things
like what a postulant is,
and a novice and a monk and an abbot.
How you get there.
The exact things you need to do to become a monk
in the Church of Martial Arts
is quite interesting.
There are a few of you out there,
who are already monks
and don’t even know it.
The third section is a brain buster,
and I mean this quite literally.
It is titled
‘The Two Halves of the Human Mind.’
It describes the two halves of the mind,
and once you understand this,
I trust you will no longer be human.
A human,
you see,
is embroiled between the two halves of his mind.
Once you understand the two halves,
stop considering them as enemies,
and start looking at them as a scale of evolution,
you will be in charge of both halves,
and be capable of having a unified mind
that is no longer trapped.
The fourth section is a detailing
of the eight Matrixing courses.
Some people will understand some of this,
but this is pretty tight,
and explains some things
so you can understand
how the eight courses fit together
to make one path.
The Url for the book is…
And I would appreciate anybody letting me know
if the links don’t work,
or there is any problem with the download.
Yes,
instant download.
Inside of two minutes,
you could be reading the single and only work
that lists out the exact steps to achieving
enlightenment through the martial arts.
So,
to sum up,
the concise data
as to what the universe is
what you are
what life is.
And,
with the discipline of the martial arts
you will be able to achieve enlightenment.
Some will pop and glow.
Others are going to have to work a bit,
but no matter the shape of your path,
you know the martial arts
and how fun they are,
so it is going to be a fantastic adventure
that will change you forever.
Or you could just go to ChurchofMartialArts(dot)com
and look in th bookstore.
Now,
you have yourself a PERFECT work out.
And thanks for making my day
just by being martial artists.
When the world changes,
when it grows up and puts aside war,
when people become responsible
and know the truth that is inside every man…
martial artists will be the first to understand all this,
They will be foremost in making it happen.
You have a great work out.
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Tai Chi Chuan Enlightenment in One Easy Step

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This is so easy, I’ve mentioned it before, but didn’t really emphasize it, but there is a one step method to achieving enlightenment through Tai Chi Chuan.
Actually, you could do this for any art. I discovered it in Karate (evolved to it in Karate), but it is strictly tai chi in nature.
You go slow and watch your body move.
That’s it.
You don’t do the movement, you watch the movement.
And you go slower and slower, and suddenly you’re half outside of your body, the world is glowing, and your art is getting better by leaps and bounds.
I know, it sounds like I am just saying do good TaiChi Chuan, and, in a way, I guess I am.
But, the trick is to stop moving your body, and just look at your body moving. I know it sounds like I’m splitting hairs, but I’m not.
You end up feeling like you’re driving the car from outside the car. Or,in this case, driving the body from outside the body.
Well, I just thought I’d share that with you guys and gals. Enjoy, let me know if you have good fun with it, or whatever.
And if you want more than Tai Chi Chuan enlightenment, or if you just need to learnenough tai chi chuan to do this trick, drop by my website and pick up a free book. It’s called Monster Martial Arts.

Martial Arts and War…Am I One of the Ten?

free martial artsWhen it comes to the Martial Arts and War there is a vast misunderstanding.

Actually, there is a truncation–a chopping off, if you will–of the true purpose of the martial arts.

The original purpose of the martial arts was to survive, and this often meant killing. Some tribal chieftain wants your wife, pick up your spear and gut the sucker first. We all understand that.

As time progressed, the purpose changed. People who practiced the martial arts realized that that discipline could lead to realization of the self–enlightenment.

With todays current beliefs, the martial arts have been driven down to their original purpose, and the elevation of the spirit has taken back seat.

Consider the cheers and screams at an UFC match. Consider the trash talk and general disrespect that lead up to many matches. Is this not sixth grade behavior?

Even when the  fighters have a show of respect, this is a revelation that the fighters are working from a low level. The idea of demanding respect when you are about to beat somebody head into a pulp is not a high level of humanity.

This attitude of might makes right runs through our society. Countries are at war, and honest discussion of differences, discussions which should lead to amenable behavior where both parties win, are absent.

Look, the simple truth is that we all know it is better to be happy than angry. Anybody who doesn’t know this is…angry. Angry stops your thinking, makes the solving of problems impossible, except through the most Gordian of decisions.

On the other hand, a lifetime of good, healthy martial arts leaves one happy and satisfied.

The fact of the matter is that there are actually four paths which lead to this happiness of which I speak–this happiness which is at the core of revelation of the human soul. Here are the four paths…

The fakir is an ascetic, refusing the world, and negating his desires.

The monk studies scriptures.

The yogi follows a body discipline to control the facets of his life.

And then there is the martial artist.

The Martial Artist follows a body discipline.

Now, in all four of these methods there is the foundation of discipline. It takes discipline for the fakir to refuse the lure of the senses. It takes discipline for the monk to bow head to scripture. And we have already acknowledged that the yogi and the martial artist need discipline.

War is the expurgation of all discipline. It is a return to the basest of instincts. It is a return to survival for survival’s sake, and often even undertaken under the guise of humanity and help and higher and altruistic motives.

Lies. Lies to foster that dragon which slays us. Us.

So the young fellow learns martial arts to fight, and in so doing, he gives up the higher path to spirituality. At best, he learns to fight, becomes calm in mind, and then stops learning, stops his path to enlightenment.

But society is as we create it, and thus the dogs of war are let to run loose.

If as few as ten men realized the enlightenment of which I speak, there would be no war.

Yes, learn to fight, enjoy fighting, but only to give up fighting.

Seek structure through discipline, learn war to understand–and thus subjugate–war.

Seek out the scriptures and sense negation which lead one along the martial path.

Combine the four paths into one, and realize the truth of yourself.

Remember, if only ten realize the truth about Martial Arts, then the whole planet will realize happiness. Thus, you must always ask yourself this question: am I one of the ten?