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These are crazy times we live in.
People rioting in the streets,
criminals being encouraged by the courts
to rob, pillage, steal…
Even the cops go crazy some times!
There never has been a time
when you needed martial arts more.
if you’ve read my book on
‘The Science of Government,’
you know where this society is going,
and you need to learn all you can,
practice to make it work,
and stay away from crazy people.
what do I recommend?
if you’re hard core
and are going to do the martial arts
for the rest of your life,
you don’t need this advise.
You understand that you should study everything,
select what uniquely works for you,
and create your own method of self defense,
and that you should practice
for hours and hours
every single day.
there are a lot of people
\who aren’t interested in that immersion.
I recommend a basic course in Karate.
build your muscles with body calisthenics.
Weights are good,
but body weight calisthenics are better.
You can argue with that at your leisure.
spend some time stretching.
Yoga is recommended.
get a bag and work on it.
You need to feel the weight
when you punch.
Learn a few forms
and practice them.
But not the way it is commonly taught.
I talk about this in some of my books,
‘How to Fix Karate.’
but change the basic blocking move
that is repeated through the form
into a slap and a grab.
The slap/grab is more efficient,
as it is more efficient
to simply slap something aside,
then grab it.
It is intuitive,
and it reveals a basic weakness
that has been instilled into Karate.
Karate was developed by a woman.
Do you think she bashed forearms endlessly?
Or did she practice slipping and slapping,
and getting out of the way?
But for hundreds of years we guys
have been obsessed with bashing our arms.
Oh, I don’t disbelieve in blocking methods.
I think they are necessary,
so learn to block,
but focus on the slap grab method.
‘How to Fix Karate’
if you want to see it,
and there are lots of hours of video
through links in the books.
But to continue…
Get a few friends
and go over the applications
until they are second nature.
work on your freestyle.
When you can apply the techniques of the forms
then you have mastered karate.
And that’s about it.
You don’t have to kill yourself,
although the more dedicated amongst us
are encouraged to do so.
You just have to set aside an hour every day
and be serious.
Here’s the link to the book with videos…
Make sure you get both volumes,
it’s a big, hefty piece of work!
Have a great work out!
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How to Fix Karate! (volumes one and two)
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And volume two is at…
‘The Last Martial Arts Book’ has 11 ratings for 5 stars.
(There is a video version of this book with no stars yet)
My two yoga books have 9 ratings between them for 5 stars.
‘The Book of Five Arts’ has 7 ratings for 5 stars.
‘The Science of Government’ has 6 ratings for 5 stars.
‘Chiang Nan’ has 5 ratings for 5 stars.
My novel, ‘Monkeyland,’ has 5 ratings for 5 stars
That’s a lot of good ratings
so hopefully you’ll find that useful
find the book/course that is right for you,
and matrix your own martial arts.