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Sanity and the Martial Arts

Newsletter 801
Sanity and the Martial Arts

Good summer to you!
It’s almost here,
and do you have a plan?
Have you selected what martial art
you want to master this summer?

Hey,
I was talking to this fellow today,
He was a pilot,
used to push B1s around.
that’s right,
he was carrying the biggest bullets known to mankind.

We talked about a lot of stuff,
and veered into politics,
and it was refreshing.
He was from Arizona,
told me about gun laws there,
concealed carry,
the incredible border war that is going on
and that the news media doesn’t cover.
I told him about sanity.

He made the remark,
the old saw about:

insanity is when you keep doing the same thing
over and over,
and expect different results.

I told him that sanity was when you could observe reality.
He blinked,
and said I was right.
Never thought of it,
but I was right.
And I am.

When you do the martial arts,
you practice for some guy coming down at your head with a knife,
and you have to observe the exact reality of it all.
Observe something other than a knife
coming at your head,
and you get cut.
Blood spurts.
You know?

And here is what it all means,
most people deal in opinion.
Opinion is talk without the facts.

Most politicians do this.
They pay no attention to the fact
that every state that has fewer gun laws,
has less crime.
They call for more gun control,
which,
if you observe the reality,
is asking for more crime.

Simple but true.

So on one side we have the relative insanity
(all sanity and insanity is relative)
of opinion.
On the other side we have the relative sanity
of observation.

The thing is,
it is actually pretty easy to be sane.
Just practice your forms,
and practice the techniques in your forms,
and toss out the bushwah,
the stuff that doesn’t work.

But,
and this is an example of insanity,
many people don’t do that.

Look at the chat rooms,
everybody has an opinion.
One or two have the facts,
and the other 98 or 99 has an opinion.

That,
incidentally,
is why I don’t bother going to chat rooms,
and have even,
thus far,
eschewed a chat room of my own.

So,
here it is again,
if you can observe what is real,
you can be sane,
and the martial arts help you observe what is real.

If you can’t observe what is real,
you can only speak in opinion,
and the more opinion you have,
the more insane you are.

Well,
think about it.

And think about getting the Outlaw Karate course.

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/outlaw-karate/

I was doing the Outlaw Karate course,
and tossing out bushwah techniques,
and trying to find EXACTLY what worked.
It really helped me to discover matrixing,

And,
what martial art are you going to learn this summer?

Have a great work out!

Al

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/outlaw-karate/

http://www.amazon.com/Matrixing-Tong-Bei-Internal-Gung/dp/1507869290/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423678613&sr=8-1&keywords=tong+bei

Man Uses Martial Arts to Take Shotgun Away From Mugger!

Martial Arts vs Gun Control, and the Winner Is…!

I have always been a proponent of martial arts. And, while there are some that disagree, I have been friendly towards the second amendment. On April 27th of this year all my arguments were proven. People should know martial arts, and gun control should be taken off the table and replaced by…the second amendment.

On the aforementioned day there was an attempted armed robbery on the 1900 bock of Burgundy in New Orleans. The time was 5 in the AM, and a solitary fellow was walking down a lonely street.

Suddenly, another fellow appeared, you can hear him cocking the shotgun as he comes up behind the first man. He points the shotgun in the man’s face and words are barely heard.

Suddenly, the Lone Walker executes a high block, shoving the shotgun aside. He continues the arm circle and takes the shotgun away!

The robber is now running for his life, the Lone Walker turning the shotgun into the firing position!

This is true, it happened as I describe it, and the video is on youtube

Simple type in ‘Man turns tables on shotgun-wielding attacker’ if the above link doesn’t work.

Now, my points are this: in areas where there is no gun control there is a lowered crime rate. This a totally true statistic, one that is brushed aside by people who don’t want you to be able to protect yourself.

And, the fellow who turned the tables most likely studied martial arts. It looked like he knew what he was doing. Maybe studied some Krav Maga, or Systema, or something like that.

Yes, some idiot will argue that he should have just given his money to the Shotgun Man, but why?

The fellow did Martial Arts, they worked, end of story.

And, my conclusion is this: people who study the martial arts are strong, competent people. They get things done. They can deal with dangerous situations. Everybody should study martial arts. Heck, i even think that people should study martial arts before they pick up guns. Martial Arts are about control, not destruction, and if you are going to pick up a potentially destructive tool, you should know how to control it.

And, last conclusion, gun control sucks. It doesn’t work. It makes people victim for other people who do have guns.

Yes, you can argue with me, but some day, when you are walking down a lone street, or perhaps are pulled from your car by an irate cop or punched out by an out of control bus driver (instances such as these have been recorded and are easy to google), then you are going to wish that you had a real, working gun, or at least knew some good martial arts.

If you want to learn some fantastic martial arts, and how to deal with real,, live weapons, check out the Blinding Steel course at MonsterMartialArts.com.

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