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Fantasy Martial Arts!

Newsletter 789
Fantasy Martial Arts!

Happy Sunday morning!
It is perfect,
is it not?
For a Sunday workout.
A time in which to make yourself stronger.
More enlightened.

Okay dokay…
I was thinking about fantasies and the real world.
A fantasy is when you think,
‘I’m going to do this!’
and it bears no reality to the real world.

You practice the martial arts,
you mock up defenses for everything
from rape to atomic wars
and you think you are prepared.

But that’s not what it is all about.

The average person will get in three fights in his life.
That’s the actual statistic.

some people have more than that.
A lot more.
A guy who trains in boxing might have a dozen fights,
A cop might have a dozen fights.
The guy who trains in a dojo
usually doesn’t have any fights.

It’s true!
People who train,
and especially in the classic martial arts,
almost never get in fights.
The fights happen around them,
but somehow they walk the walk…
right out of the confrontation.

You can’t believe how many people have verified this for me.

‘I started the martial arts
and now nobody bugs me.’

And the truth is that they have learned to face their fellow man,
and themselves,
and they don’t have that certain set of fears
that results in fighting


And it lasts their whole life.


And this is what happens when you go through
the fantasy of the martial arts.
Your fears fade
and you are left
with the reality of you.

let me change pace,
if you think about it,
what I have just said is the truth,
and there is nothing more to be said.

Let me bounce around a bit.

Hanakwanmass to you.
Whether you believe in Happy Hanukah,
Krazy Kwanza,
or Merry Christmas,
let everybody around you
feel the joy you have found in the martial arts.

Give yourself a present,
or give somebody else a present,
this year,
of martial arts.

Let everybody know,
just by your calm attitude
and peace of mind,
what you have
by giving it to them.

If we had a planet full of black belts
we wouldn’t have any wars.


That is such a totally inescapable conclusion.

get ready,
next newsletter will be
my yearly rendition of
The Night Before Xmas.

And here’s something I have never mentioned,
every time I recite that Xmas poem,
every year,
I get people jumping the newsletter.
It’s true.
I send out my rendition of
The Night Before Xmas
and people cancel subscriptions at a mad rate.

Makes me laugh.

See there are two responses to the thought
behind this Martial Arts Xmas poem.

You can laugh,
and embrace the insanity.

You can get mad,
and struggle against the insanity.

But the insanity will be there
until you do enough work outs.
Do enough work outs
and the fantasy leaves,
and you are left with the truth of the martial arts.
All I’m doing is showing the way.

The Way.

Have yourself an incredible HanakwanMass.

and a fantastic work out!


After 50 years in the martial arts,
these are the forms I study…


My gift to you.


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The Premium Martial Arts Work Out

Martial Arts Work Outs to Put You in the Best Shape!

I always chuckle when I see people spending big bucks for a martial arts work out. As if spending money is going to change the texture of your sweat. Well, perhaps it will, but not in the way one thinks.

martial arts work out

This guy worked out at home!

I bought my first kicking bag for $2. It was a duffle bag from the war surplus store packed with free sawdust. I kicked it until it fell apart, then had the cobbler sew it back together for a buck and a half, and repacked it.

What is it? $50 or $60 bucks for a monthly membership at your local gym?

Instead of riding on an exercise bike, I had a real bike, put ten or twenty miles a day on it. You can pick up a bike cheap these days, and do without the monthly dues, or the payments for  an exerbike.

Instead of running on a treadmill, I just go out and run. On the rolling belt thing I use the same muscles, on the street, I use a variety of muscles, and I have to stay alert and watch where I am going.

I guess the message here is that the martial arts should be as natural as possible. I have nothing against looking good, or getting a bag, but I think it’s silly to pay money so you can go hang out in a place with people in leotards, obsessed with their bodies, instead of being obsessed with the martial arts.

Heck, save that money and use it for DVD Martial Arts Courses, or karate books, or kung fu books, or something like that.

My first punching board was a pair of rug samples tacked to a tree. I beat the holy heck out of that thing, and it was free. The samples were free, the tacks were free, the tree was free…and my sweat was freely given.

My first home made martial arts dojo was a rug I picked up for free on the street, the martial arts equipment I have described here, and I filled it amazing amounts of sweat and fun.

You don’t need to pay big amounts of money to get in shape, or to learn the martial arts. All you need is the desire. And maybe a few martial arts DVDs from, ahem, me. They are inexpensive, just like a martial arts work out should be.martial arts exercise

Dog Karate; Karate Work Out!

I need a Karate Work Out.
It’s too hot.
I have it.
The dog!

He (125 pound Lab), has the Kong (bouncey toy).
I sneak up on him.
I close on him.
He runs!
I grab for the tail, but he scoots at my grasp.
I walk the other way. Hmm te dum.
He sneaks up behind me.
I spin and pounce!
He scuttles away, laughing!
I grab kibble, tease him, he goes for it and…I HAVE THE KONG!
I run, him at my heels.
I misdirect him and toss the Kong.
He sniffs and smells,
I grab for him, but he squirts out from under my hands like lightening.
And so I get my Karate work out.
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Karate Work Out Enlightens Workers!

When I was a kid I hated work. I didn’t want to mow the lawn, I didn’t want to do the dishes, I was just a lazy bum.

When did I change? When I started Karate.

Karate, and the martial arts, just gives you a sense of self worth.

You start working out, and the next thing you know you’re carryingin the groceries, doing a little vaccuuming for your mom, even asking your pop if he wants help digging that fencepost.

Truth, I got fired from the first job I ever tried. Guy came out, looked at what I had done, and paid me off on the spot. I decided that would never happen again, and it hasn’t.

I work out, I help people, and when it comes time to leave a job, the boss is always asking me to come back, even offering a little extra money to stay.

That’s the value of a work out.

Sure, Martial Arts are for fighting, but that’s just the icing on the cake.

You got to scratch the skin if you’re going to draw blood.

Monster Martial Arts is the site if you’re a worker type.

See ya.