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Extreme Martial Arts That Are Real and Brutal and Hard Beyond Belief

Extreme Martial Arts are Built During War!

Extreme Martial Arts are a top Google search these days. People, especially those interested in MMA training, are going outside the traditional martial arts academy to learn martial arts training methods that are ever more brutal.

The funny thing is that if they studied their history, immersed themselves in the classical martial arts, they would find all the brutality they would ever want.

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Martial Arts taught for Extreme situations!

If you want extreme martial arts you need look no further than taekwondo some sixty tears ago. I am speaking, of course, of the early taekwondo–Korean Karate, actually– taught in Kwans during the Korean War.

To begin with, Korea is a brutal place. Cold sweeps down from Siberia and the Arctic, monsoons sweep across the peninsular country, and during the summer there is blood boiling heat.

Add to that, a war, and you have the most brutal conditions possible for learning your basic self defense.

Imagine standing on a dojo floor. It is built of rough planks that are filled with splinters, and you have bare feet. There is no heater, and you must rely on body movement to stay warm. Then, of course, you have the sound of distant gunfire.

‘Pinan Five!’ the martial arts instructor yells over the din of approaching shell bursts.

Students move fast enough to stay warm in near freezing weather.

‘But Sensei,’ asks one of the younger students, one who has just begun this extreme martial arts training and who doesn’t know better. ‘The shells are getting closer! Shouldn’t we be leaving?’

There are snickers through the class, and the Instructor asks for quiet. Then he turns to the younger student. ‘We are a hard target, and those shell bursts aren’t even a mile away. When they get to a half mile, then we leave. Now, take your mind off the coming death by concentrating on your forms!’

And, when the front is a half mile off, the old instructor tells the students to lift up the floorboards and leave.

Lift up the floorboards?

Yes. There was a shortage of all materials, and a dojo floor, even one rough cut and filled with splinters, is of extreme worth.

Dutifully, the students put on their shoes (snow filled from sitting on the front stoop) and carry the floor of the dojo away. They will hide it, and when the fighting has moved on, they will reassembled and learn martial arts again.

Now, as I said, people are looking for more extreme martial arts. They want fitness and self defense, and they tend to look towards Mixed Martial Arts Training methods, and to forget classical martial arts like Kung Fu and Taekwondo and karate.

But beyond the extreme martial arts youtube supplies and the octagon brings, there are the movements honed during war most violent and brutal. Remember that, the next time you put on the pads and drink the designer water; remember, the next time you want something that makes hard the body even as it uplifts the spirit; remember, even as you merely sweat what only feels like blood and guts.

There is a huge difference between fighting for gold and glory, and between fighting for one’s life, and this is the core of extreme martial arts training that makes up the classical styles of today.

Outlaw Karate is a wonderful example of an extreme martial art that remembers the brutality of its beginnings.

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The Truth About Impossible Martial Arts

Impossible Martial Arts

I have been told

that it is impossible for a bumblebee to fly.

His stubby,

little wings,

his fat body,

it’s impossible.

Go ahead,

get out your slide rule,

divide the weight of the fellow

by the area of his wings,

toss in a few other factors,

and you’ll quickly agree,

that it can’t be done.

A bumblebee can’t fly.

Of course,

without him

there wouldn’t be any sex between plants,

animals wouldn’t have anything to eat,

and neither would we.


The point is this.

We live in a scientific age.

We don’t drink water because we are thirsty,

we ‘hydrate,’

because scientists measured

the h2o capacities and usage.

That is why you never see a gal

walking down the street

without a water bottle

in hand.

Scientists have told her,

you see,

that you can’t just head out

for the next drinking fountain,

she must be prepared to hydrate

at a moments notice,

to forestall h2o starvation.

And scientists have become priests,

and science has become the catechism.


if your name is Roger Bannister,

you can forget about running.

Four minute mile.


Can’t be done.


Mount Everest.

That’ll never happen,

especially by those natives

without oxygen bottles.

And we can’t fly faster than the speed of sound,

and we will never walk on the moon.


fer the Lard’s sake,

don’t even THINK

about breaking bricks and boards

or doing anything weird like that.

So let me give you the neutronic principle:

When people tell you you can’t do something,

don’t believe ‘em.


let’s rephrase it:

the body is limited by science,

but when you plug spirit into the body

nothing is impossible.

I had studied karate for some six years.

Done a couple years of kenpo,

a few more years of traditional karate,

and I cam across the form Bot Sai.

‘Entering a Fortress,’


‘Defending a Fortress,’

or something like that.

In the first few moves

there was this weird move.

Stand in a front stance,

and do an outward block with the forward hand,

then do it with the reverse hand,

then do it with the forward hand again.


while I was doing this,

some durned black belt

all hyped up on power and speed and being good

was throwing three lightening strikes at me.

Heysoos Xristo!

It was impossible!

I couldn’t twist my body three times

fast enough to keep up with three strikes!

He only had to move his fist!

I had to twist my body and hips

and move my hands

twice as far as he had to move his!



something was wrong with me,

I loved this karate stuff,

you see,

so I kept trying it.

I would do the form,

I would practice that sequence,

all the time knowing,

I couldn’t do it.

No way I could get my defense fast enough

to keep up with the attack.

Let alone get ahead of it,

which is what I really needed to do

to make it work.

A few months passed.

I got a little faster.

But there was no hope.

Seemed like even though I got a little faster

the guys I was practicing with,

were also getting faster.

And then,

one day…

The fellow threw his punches,

and I backed out of my head

and watched my blocks move.

They didn’t seem fast,

seemed lazy,

but they were like Neo in the Matrix,

they were REALLY fast,

and it was easy to block the guy

throwing three punches at me.

Really easy.

So I had done something that

I thought was impossible.

I didn’t even believe I could,

or have any real drive…

I just doing the form,

until the form did me.

It drove me out of the body,

and I stood way, way, way back

watching without eyes

these arms that I knew were mine,

but which I couldn’t really feel,

but which were moving like liquid lightening.


Now that point here is this.

You can measure the body with science,

you can prescribe it,

describe it,

and proscribe it

You can limit it with your thoughts.

You can buy into other people limiting it with their thoughts.


once you introduce spirit,

all limits are off.

Once you understand that you are spirit,

that you can’t be stopped,

then the body

can’t be stopped.

Bumblebees will fly,

plants will have sex,

and you will become capable of the most amazing things.

Breaking boards and bricks

and stuff like that,

that’s easy.

But what is even easier

is appreciating yourself outside the body.

Coming to grips with things like



and a whole realm of sixth senses.

Things you can do

beyond sight and smell,

that don’t need touch and hear.


how do you make the break?


You need a discipline.

Any classical martial art will do.

Practice it for twenty years,

and you’ll be there.


matrix it,

and get there in a few months.

Matrixing is logic,

and logic speeds things up.

Go on,

count to ten.

Here’s the numbers…

1, 6, tie, for, 6, watermelon…

having trouble?

Try 1, 2, 3, 4…

that’s what matrixing does to the martial arts.


don’t believe me,

but believe this neutronic equation.

body + spirit > body

There it is,

that’s the neutronic mathematics

of the thing.


and have a great work out



Here’s the URL

for the basic course on Matrixing.


It includes a whole art,

can be plugged into any other art,

and opens the door

to more and more matrixing,

until nothing is impossible.


if you’re interested in the form Bot Sai,

it’s in the Evolution of an Art course,

and a hyped up version

(more matrixed)

is on the Temple Course.


have a great work out,


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Extreme Martial Arts are Another Form of Mysticism

I know, I’m (choke) old. But the trick is real, and I’ll tell you about extreme martial arts and mysticism and all that stuff right after the video.

Extreme martial arts covers a lot of territory: the best martial art, the secret martial art, and so on. And it is bogus.

Think of it this way. A fifth grader sits in a 2nd grader’s class. He knows how to multiply, so he has this big inner chuckle when he sees all these second graders adding 2 + 2 and getting 5.

Would you call the fifth grader a mystic? A sage? An extreme mathematician?

Well, to the second graders he is.

To the 9th graders, however, he is a knothead.

The martial arts are like that.

Some guy knows karate,or taekwondo, or kenpo, and the fellows who know Tai Chi or Pa Kua or Aikido…they have a big inner chuckle.

But, to a guy who knows Matrixing…we won’t use the word knothead, but you get the idea.

The Kenpoka or karateka or taekwondoka is blcoking and kicking and punching.

The taichoka or Pakuakoka or aikidoka puts his arms in the same positions, but he does different things with the energy inside.

The Matrixer, however, knows why.

It’s all about science, you see. The hard style martial artist is watching water boil on the stove. The soft stylist is turning on the stove. The matrixer knows why.

And, because he follows a science, instead of a bunch of random moves with some loose theory, the matrixer learns faster.

Not twenty years to mastery, or even ten. No, no. A matrixer learns at a glance, intuitively, so once he has understood matrixing principles, his rate of learning is usually three times faster, but can be as much as ten times faster.

Science, man. Not mysticism. That’s the secret of Extreme Martial Arts. Drop by my website and pick up a free book on the Science of Matrixing.