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Putting Power in Your Martial Art

Generating Martial Arts Power!

Let’s talk about putting power in your martial arts.
First off,
you have to understand what power is,
and what it isn’t.

Power is not being able to beat people up.
That’s abuse.
That’s domination of your fellow man.
And if you put out domination
then someday you will get dominated.
What goes around comes around,
you get what you create.

Power IS holding your ground.
The body is a motor,
and you connect it to the planet,
and therefore get some of the earth’s power.
So the secret of power is in your stances.

In the end,
you won’t need stances,
your mind will be enough.
but you need them desparately in the beginning.
You will need them to train the body,
and this will train the mind,
and you will get power.

So stand and extend your hands to the side.
Relax and breath to the tan tien.
Your fingers wil likely tingle.
That is a surge of power.
So you know you must breath to the tan tien,
and you must relax so that energy will flow,
but…how do you increase the action of the tan tien?

You increae the action of the tan tien,
you generate more energy,
by taking a deeper stance,
by bending the legs so they work harder.
The harder they work,
the harder the tan tien works to create energy for them,
and the more energy you have.

The shame is when you see an art like Kenpo
and the stances are high,
you don’t have to make them low to make a technique work,
you just rely on hand stpeed.
Because of that, even though you have fast hand speed,
you won’t have real power.
The motor (tan tien) won’t be working hard.

you could make Kenpo into a real art
by deepening the stances.

Same goes for any other art.
Taekwondo could easily be changed,
except that Taekwondo was deliberaately changed to high stances
back when they broke from tradition
and made their martial arts political.

enough time,
and you could overcome this.
Aikido doesn’t practice much in the way of stances,
bu they practice the mind so much,
and they come at the art from a diffeent angle,
so it can be overcome.
deep stances are the fast, best, and most surest way
of developing power.

that’s power,
let’s talk fah-jing.
Mind you,
there are several methods of growing power,
but let’s just talk about one,
and in a specific way.

Fahjing means explosive power.
How do you make explosive power?
By stomping the foot a certain way
when you do the forms.
Stomping the foot causes a quick increase in weight in the leg,
which causes the tan tien to explode with power.
several things have happened to the arts to destroy fahjing.

The stomping techniques were taken out of Karate when it became taekwondo.
And, if you stomp the wrong way,
you could just damage your foot
and not get the power.

here’s a real power killer
that was done to Shotokan,
and other types of ‘classical’ karate.

When you take a stance and point the feet in two ways,
such as in the back stance,
it splits the intention,
you are suddenly incapable of stomping the foot to create power.
The stance is not set up for it.
So in altering the back stance to create the illusion of power,
the Shotokan type stylists have actually forsaken power.
They grabbed the illusion,
and gave up real fahjing.

It really is a shame.
Such a powerful art,
and it is only a shadow of what it could be.
Let me offer one, small point
for anybody who is serious
and wants to fix what has been done to that great art.

Power depends not upon the glow,
it depends on the space,
the silence,
before the glow.

The power of Karate depends on the ’empty’
in the Empty Hands.
And empty refers to an emty mind,
and it refers to the silence in the mind
prior to the technique.

You learn to relax so much that there is no chatter,
no distraction in the mind,
and you can focus your awareness on what you are doing.

there is a lot more than what I’ve said here.
But I’ve given you some tremendous keys
as to how to solve the problem.
The real solution is to take what I’ve told you here,
and either do Matrixed forms,
or an art that came from before Funakoshi
and hasn’t been destroyed too much.
And there are almost none of those left.

Let me explain one, last thing…
You don’t stand on the ground,
you stand in the ground.
Figure that one out,
change your art to match that concept,
and you will have it.

the data I give you here,

it is just a slice of the data I give you on my courses.
So take one fo the courses,
start to Matrix your art.
Get Matrix Karate,
do then take your own art,
fitting it to the template given by Matrix Karate.
Make your art perfect.
If you don’t feel like matrixing,
if you just want the power I speak of here
go to KangDukWon.com.
First course is only $2!
It will go up to $3 in acouple of days,
and it will continue to raise,
so do it now!
Learn the fah jing moves,
how to do the forms so they are liquid and powerful,
learn what the martial arts were like
before political people slanted it for nationalism,
or people interested in money put it on contract,
or people interested in glory slanted it for tournaments,
or people who wanted to teach children so they could make more money dumbed down the teachings!
Or people who were interested in fighting put on protective gear!

Do you see how many things you have to overcome
to develop the real power of Karate?
Or other martial arts that have been tainted and slanted and corrupted?

Oinkey ka Donkey,
nuff said.
I’ve beaten on your ears long enough,
and it is time to go start my holiday workouts
(I’m not working! Whee! I get to work out more!!!)

So head here for matrixing…

Or here if you want the old system,
complete with fahjing and power and…silence.

And I’ll talk to you later!
Have a great work out!


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so excuse if I am slow in responding to email,
don’t fix any mistakes fast enough,
or whatever!


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Here’s The Truth About Tai Chi Power

One of the more delightful Karate books is a martial arts biography by C W Nicol entitled ‘Moving Zen.’ Amongst the incisive anecdotes is one of my favorites, which concerns the authors experience with Tai Chi Power. Following is that anecdote, and then a short explanation of the energy involved.

Mister Nicol, when he was a lower ranking Shotokan student, was sleeping in a rather large Japanese house. A virtual castle, it had a central pillar running up the center of the structure. On that night he was awakened by a booming that actually shook the whole structure.

At first panicked, thinking it was some kind of earthquake or other disaster, he quickly realized that it wasn’t, and that something out of the ordinary was happening. He went searching through the house, and found the source of the booming in the basement. A Tai Chi Master was striking the central pillar.

This was more power than CW had ever seen, and it was different than the power he had been training in Shotokan. The Karate master (Kanazawa, I believe) present merely observed that there is power, and then thereis superhuman power. The Tai Chi Master continued shaking the massive structure with his fah jing strikes.

To create Fah Jing one needs to thrust from a backwards stance to a forward stance. In the movement he must use awareness to focus on the sensation of power going through his legs. The power goes up the lower limbs and into the Tan Tien, which is located about an inch below the navel.

The Tan Tien is the source of energy for a person’s body. One must take the energy coming from the tan tien and push it through the body to the limbs. Again, the key ingredient is to use ones awareness.

Finally, using that same awareness to create a pulsing motion, one concentrates on moving the power through the arms. These three notions, lower limbs to energy generator to arms, must be tied together by using the body as a single unit. I know it sounds contradictory, to think of the body into three pieces, and then use it as one unit, but that is the way it works.

The real truth here, of course, is understanding the worth of awareness. Awareness is the one thing that can’t be seen in this universe, and yet controls the universe. Anyway, that is how it works, and I recommend the book Moving Zen for further conclusions concerning such things as Fah Jing Power.

If you want the whole story on Tai Chi Power you might want to check out Matrixing Chi by Al Case.