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New Book Sets New Standard for Martial Arts

Newsletter 867

Professional Martial Arts Instructor Manual

Good Cinco de Mayo morning!
I love the US…
we get to celebrate independence twice!
July 4th and May 5th.
And that means we have twice the freedom
to work out twice as hard!

Now,
got a new book coming out.
I’ve been working on this for a while.
If anybody has wondered where I’ve been,
I’ve been sitting at the computer
pounding the keys madly,
making…
THE BEST AND MOST AUTHORITATIVE TOME
ON THE SUBJECT OF TEACHING THE MARTIAL ARTS
EVER!

In fact,
when you see what I’ve done
you will understand that this book sets a new standard.
Far beyond Black Belt,
far beyond Master,
and even…FAR BEYOND MASTER INSTRUCTOR!
Heck,
it’s even better than a Founder.

Let me give you a few facts on this book.
The book is 8 1/2 by 11.
Those are big pages,
especially compared to normal books.
There are 232 pages.
The book is JAMMED full of stuff.
There is a lot of old material,
pieces of the master instructor course,
the art of matrix karate from the matrix karate course,
drills and exercises from out of print books,
and a sh*tload of new stuff.

What the book is
is how I teach a person
from white belt to black belt.
All the tricks I use,
all the drills,
all the extra drills and how to make more.
and all in the right order.

Yes,
this is a very creative book,
it is not a MSMD book
(monkey see monkey do)
but rather a how to book that shows how,
and encourages one to create their own drills.
Use mine as the template,
configure to your art,
make new drills.
You’ll see how I do it,
how I break out of the same old same old
of the classical method,
to make the best martial artists in the world.

Now,
the inspiration for this book.

About twenty or so years ago
I had a few students
and no place to teach them.
So I walked into World Gym
and asked if I could rent a room.
They said no,
and hired me as a personal trainer.
A martial arts personal trainer.
I was a bit shocked,
to say the least.
They were paying me a couple of hundred a month
to teach students who were already paying me
sixty a month.
Sweet, eh?

So I taught for a while,
then I went and did other things.

A couple of years ago I decided to do this again.
A gym is a perfect place to find students,
and even dedicated students.
The people at a gym want to get fit,
they are more than willing to learn martial arts
if approached in the right way.
So I went to a gym,
asked the owner if he needed a trainer,
and he said no.
I blinked.
I had been talking to personal trainers
and they said there was a huge demand.
That if I was good,
I could make up to a hundred dollars an hour.
But the owner had said no to me.
Huh!

So I went to another gym,
nope.
Another one.
Nope.
No…no…no.
WTF?

So I managed to get ahold of a gym owner
and I asked him why,
and his answer surprised me
(though it shouldn’t have)
He said:
‘Martial Artists don’t make good trainers.
They don’t know how to run classes,
every art is different so there is no standard
and they just aren’t professional.’

Martial Artists don’t make good trainers.
Okay.
Let’s take it point by point.

They don’t know how to run classes?
But they have learned in classes,
they should know all about classes!
but they tended to drive students off,
costing the gym owner money.

Every art is different…well, yes,
and I could understand how that might make things difficult
for someone who wants to give his customers
a standard experience.

But the thing that REALLY got me was…
Martial Artists just aren’t professional.

That was the kicker.
Because I consider myself a totally professional martial artist!

But…how was the gym owner supposed to know that?
How was he to know that I knew enough arts
and could teach classical arts
in a totally standard manner?
How was he to know that I was different from all the others?
That I was a true professional?

Now,
here’s the thing:
gym owners have actually had this problem for a long time,
and not just with martial artists.
Back a couple of decades
and anybody who could lift a bit of iron
could call himself a personal trainer
and get away with it.
You had knuckleheads that were actually damaging clients!
And there was no standard of professionalism.

What was the solution?
The solution were the rise of companies
that gave trainers certification.

Todays trainers have to go through courses
which give very intense data
on how to teach
the types of exercises
musculature and skeletal structure,
cardio and aerobics and endurance vs resistance training
and nutrition and the structure of a muscle and…
and on and on and on.

And I know this is true
because I signed up for a course
and got a first hand look at what the training is like.

And there is absolutely nothing like it in the martial arts.

Nothing.

So I looked at the training manual of one company
and I wrote my own training manual.

I didn’t duplicate the whole thing on muscles and stuff,
you should do a personal trainer course on your own for that.
But I did lay out the martial arts
using my courses and a lot of new stuff
to create somebody who knows what a martial arts instructor has to know
and can actually teach it.

Never been anything like it before in the history of the Martial Arts.

Professional Martial Arts Instructor.

Now,
if you do this book,
actually, it is a course,
then you learn the martial arts from the inside out.
And,
you learn how to teach.
It’s how I teach,
and I have had a number of schools,
taught classes everywhere,
and they have all paid off.

So this is my answer to that gym owner’s remark,
that martial artists aren’t professional.

No, we aren’t,
but know we can be.

A person who does this book
and takes the test for it
will be certified,
and that means he can walk into ANY gym
and say
‘I’m a professional.’
He can show his certificate,
show the book he had to do,
and,
zingo bingo
you’re head of the line
for a job doing what you want to do,
for a job teaching martial arts.

And I wasn’t kidding,
here in Los Angeles,
people can make $100 an hour
teaching some of these big name people.
Easy.

Heck,
Bruce Lee was charging $300 an hour,
and that was back in the early 70s!

So,
the money is there,
and now the method to the money is there.

The only problem…
have you seen how expensive the personal trainer courses are?
We’re talking $500!
You get a book,
a test,
some sample questions,
but then you can get a job!

And,
my book,
it’s got pieces of several courses,
books,
books that are out of print,
new stuff,
and it’s all organized.
It’s lined up 1, 2, 3…
from white belt to black belt.

If you learn this stuff,
know how to smile to people,
then you can get a job.

So,
the book will be out officially
in a couple of weeks.
Right now I am ordering proofs,
getting editing and such,
and exploring POD methods (Print On Demand).
The price of a book like this,
full color,
this big
is about $30.
Then I’ve got to mail it.
Probably $20 bucks there.
But if somebody wants a proof,
I’ll probably charge $75.
It might be more,
I won’t know until the book is in the final stages of production
and I am quoted a price on proofs.
But I’m guessing $75 might be fair.
And the price,
once it is officially released,
will probably be over $100.
So this is a deal.

You think I won’t get it?
Ha!
I’ll get a company that does certification for personal trainers,
piggy back on them,
and it will sell like hotcakes.

After all,
it’s a path to a real fun job,
a break out from the same old same old hum drum 9 to 5.

But,
for the next week or two,
I’ll sell proofs.

You’ll have to be willing to wait a week or so to get it,
because the company has to mail it to me,
then I have to mail it to you.

And the only reason I’m willing to do this
is because I need feedback.
I need wins to put on a site,
I need people to tell me where I’ve made mistakes.

but,
there it is.

And,
let me emphasize one last thing…
a Black Belt is an expert
a Master is fantastic,
but that doesn’t mean they know how to teach,
it doesn’t mean they are professional.
So this book raises the standard.
This book creates martial artists that are better than a black belt, master, or whatever.
A fellow who can teach,
is responsible for the future of the martial arts.
It doesn’t matter how much you know
if you can’t pass it on.
So a Professional Martial Arts Instructor
is actually the highest rank possible.
Nothing higher.

Even a founder has to know how to teach and be professional.

So a PMAI is the highest rank there is.

Okay,
thanks for listening.
If you’re interested in picking up a proof of
Professional Martial Arts Instructor
send me an email at
aganzul@gmail.com

Proofs will probably be available in the next few days,
almost definitely by Monday.

Have a great work out!

Al

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Making Your Martial Arts Stances Explosive!

Newsletter 864

A Simple Exercise for Sinking the Weight in the Martial Arts

Happy after Easter!
Hope you don’t run over any eggs
when you mow your lawn.
Yuck!

Okay,
here is one of the exercises I use,
especially for kids,
but great for anybody
who wishes to find
the true foundation of karate
or any other martial art.

Grounding.
It is when you sink your weight into the ground.
Simply,
you have to sink your weight,
to attach the machine that is your body
so that you can use that machine.
This is basic mechanics.

I am always,
when I teach forms,
telling people to sink their weight.
They have to bend both legs,
feel the weight,
let the weight reach the ground,
so that the tan tien will create energy.

You don’t reach the ground,
you have no energy.
You have no real energy building inside your legs.

It’s funny,
people doing boxing,
kick boxing,
modern tournament type freestyle,
they bounce.
They want to look like Bruce Lee.
But before Bruce,
everybody sank their weight,
shifted their weight between their feet
as they edged towards the opponent.
It was the gunfighter mentality.
Sink,
edge forward,
spring.

Nowadays,
unfortunately,
everybody has forgotten this.
Everybody wants to bounce.
Bouncing uses up muscles.
Sinking the weight creates…endless energy.
Energy that can be used to spring like a cat.

Okay,
the best stance for teaching this is the horse stance.
The horse stance can be used in freestyle,
quite easily,
but the true glory of the horse stance
is simply for the creation of energy.

So you have the kids face in a direction.
You say back, they pop their horse stance to the rear.
You say right, they pop it to the right side,
left is the other side, front is back to the front.

When I say ‘POP,’
that is key.
Here’s the secret,
you must NOT let the body raise in the air.
The head must not bob up and down.

You must ‘swap’ your feet
so fast that you don’t have time to fall,
and you must do so without popping up.
This is not an exercise in falling,
it is an exercise in moving so fast you don’t have time to fall.

The secret here is that you have to use the tan tien.
To properly pop your stance,
to move both feet so they start at the same time,
and land at the same time,
you must explode from the tan tien to make this happen.

simple exercise, eh?
And,
when teaching a class,
it’s sort of fun.
Kids love it.
They’ll bob up and down all over the place,
but you just go around and hold a hand over their head,
and tell them not to touch it.

Works every time.
Here’s a link to the actual forms and exercises that I use to build Chi.

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/4c-matrixing-chi-power/

Have some great tan tien exploding energy!
And a great work out!

Al

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The Use of the Pinkie in Martial Arts Fighting

Newsletter 862

The Deadly Pinkie in Martial Arts Fighting!

Happy Easter work out!
I hope you find lots of colored eggs.

Hey,
I thought it was time to talk about
the deadliest weapon in the martial arts.
The pinkie.

Now hold on,
don’t get that look on your face,
let me explain.

If you grab somebody’s pinkie in a lock,
like holding the pinkie vertical with your thumb to the base,
and start applying a bit of pressure,
you hear an ow.

The fellow has been subdued by a pinkie.
He is in pain,
he is thinking of his pinkie,
well,
he is thinking of the pain where his pinkie used to be.
He goes up on his tip toes,
he dances,
and,
here comes the strange part…
if you threw his pinkie off a cliff,
he would go with it,
screaming and shrieking,
so glad that the pain has stopped…
and then he realizes he’s falling hundreds of feet to his death!

And it was his pinkie that did it.

Now,
there is truth to this.
Yes,
there will be the fellow who understands
and would sacrifice his pinkie
that his body might live,
but these fellows are few and far between.

The Pinkie Death Throw.
Moo hah hah!

But,
that leads to something else.

Take a pin,
stick it…HARD…into your finger.
You jerk back with a howl.
DAMN that hurt.

Isn’t that funny?
You would think that a small body part
would only hurt a little.
But your whole body seemed to feel the pain of the pinkie.

Now let’s turn this whole concept around.
What if you hit somebody in the nose
and smashed it like…it was a pinkie.

Weird.

But if you did it the right way
the whole body would feel the pain of the nose.

The trick is,
nobody does it the right way.
Everybody hits like they are trying to displace the whole body.
Move the whole body in space.
But what if you hit a small part of the body,
broke a rib…like it was a pinkie.
Hit somebody in the belly,
but only like you are…breaking a pinkie.

I know,
it sounds stupid.
It sounds like a comic book,
but…but there’s this little, niggling pice of WTF? in your mind right now.

So think about it like this.
If you hit somebody in the chest,
like you are trying to move their whole body,
then the whole body feels it,
and pushes energy into that spot.
Strike is negated.

But if you hit precise,
focus on a pinkie sized area,
AND IGNORED THE REST OF THE BODY!
It would be like breaking a pinkie.
The body couldn’t get behind it,
and yet the whole body would feel it.

That is focus in the martial arts.
Real focus.
Focus beyond tightening the fist in space…
focus of energy in a precise spot on the opponent’s body.

So what got me thinking about this?
I was watching youtube.
I was specifically looking for Heian Five techniques.
I came across this lady champ,
did her own series,
incredibly good looking kata,
and yet,
when she focused her punch,
it wobbled all over the place.

All the muscles in the body tightened,
but it was more like they spasmed.
Not like the whole body entered into her fingers.

And there were other things wrong with her form.
The back leg of her back stance pointed to far to the side,
like it was a half horse/half back stance.
There were timing gaps in her motions,
very significant,
but broke the CBM (Coordinated Body Motion) of her form.

And I thought about the way we did form at the Kang Duk Won.
Every move was a simple move from one place to another,
designed for use in a fight,
no timing gaps designed to impress tournament judges.

So, I was saddened.
Fantastic champ,
knew her stuff,
but the stuff she knew was wrong.

Don’t get me wrong,
I’m sure she gets all sorts of benefits from the forms,
and she is a champ,
probably knows her freestyle like crazy.

BUT, she will never understand perfection of form,
or even understand what perfection of form is,
or that it can be.

Well,
I’ve defined it for you in the various courses.
Shown the angles and motions,
described the how and why so it can work in freestyle.

But if you’re interested in classical karate,
which is a good base for ANY art,
then try Temple Karate.

Temple Karate is the old Kang Duk Won forms I learned
almost 50 years ago.
It was 90% perfect then,
and I’ve done little matrixing tweaks,
to bring it to 100%.

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

Okay,
I hope you all find a chocolate Easter Bunny under your pillows this year..
maybe a couple of Cadbury eggs.

And don’t forget to Work Out!

Al

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A New Martial Arts Master Instructor!

Newsletter 858

A New Master Instructor!

Happy work out to you!
And,

Congratulation to Master Instructor Tony Burnett!

Here’s his win.

Dear Mr. Case,

Thank you for assisting me with our new Defensive Tactics class in the Hurst- Euless- Bedford Independent School District. I have thoroughly examined the recommended Blinding Steel material, the 40 techniques found in the Matrix Kung Fu and the Master Instructor Course with much excitement. I know the matrix strategies you have developed will allow my students to progress much faster and with better understanding than anything else out there. As a retired police officer that is now teaching criminal justice students, I realize how important use of force issues are to the communities we serve. I believe its one of the most important topics covered so I began a search to find courses that would help my students learn and apply knowledge of disarming, joint locks and standing take downs to name a few. After reading many positive reviews of your system, I purchased Matrixed Aikido, and I learned as much from it in four days as I did in 25 years of training in Aikido for DT!. After that course, I purchased the core set that included Matrix Kung Fu, Matrix Karate and the Masters Instructors Course and became even more impressed. The Blinding Steel course (matrixed weapon systems) has been my favorite so far and is an excellent supplement to the the Monkey Boxing (Matrixed Kung Fu) course. I am so thankful that I found your courses and learned the strategy and benefit of matrixing the arts. You have contributed more to so many, including me and my students, than you will ever realize. Now, I want to continue this journey for myself, my students and the criminal justice industry that I serve with your blessing. I am requesting an endorsement to be a  Master Instructor so I may continue to explain the benefits of matrixing the arts and apply those benefits to the arts and subsequently my students.

Thank you for considering my request as well as your assistance with the material for my students.

Respectfully,

Tony Burnett
Law and Public Safety Teacher

Well done, Tony,
and thank you for being a martial artist.

And,
Tony makes an interesting statement:

‘I realize how important use of force issues are to the communities we serve.’

Your first duty is to make sure you can defend yourself.
Beyond that,
you should cultivate the ability
to take care of yourself
with as little harm to an attacker as possible.

Some people blink when I say this,
some people think you should just maim an attacker,
other people think you shouldn’t defend yourself
if you are going to hurt somebody.

The truth, as usual,
lies somewhere in between.

Here’s an interesting oddity,
if you train as if you are going to kill somebody,
you might reach the point where you don’t have to.

Anyway,
the point here is that people should learn the martial arts,
they should be able to protect themselves,
they should be able to protect others.

Remember,
if you can stop a fight
without a blow being struck,
then you demonstrating the highest level of martial arts.

Here’s the link,
should you wish to learn the truth about the martial arts

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/4-master-instructor-course/

Again,
well done to Tony,
I know he’s going to have great impact
on the field of defensive tactics,
and teaching the correct use of force.

Have a great work out!
Al

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New Book on Matrixing Martial Arts!

Newsletter 855

The Science of Matrixing in the Martial Arts

Funtastic morning to you!
It’s fun for me
because I just released a new book,

The Science of Matrixing in the Martial Arts.

Let me lead into this book
by telling you about a comment I recently received.
The comment was on one of my videos.
It read something like:

‘You are a dope.
Matrixing isn’t new,
haven’t you ever heard of
Wing Chun, Karate, Krav Maga, Aikido… (etc.)
They all matrixed!’

I love stupid people,
they make me feel so smart.
It’s true that you will see a matrixing principle here and there,
I accumulated matrixing and organized it
as a result of examining the various martial arts.
But,
matrixing has never been seen.
And the fellow who wrote this scathing review
is a fellow who has never seen matrixing.
He saw a video
and made a judgement on all that I do.

Look,
there are two kinds of people in the world,
those with opinions,
and those with facts.

People with opinions are like Beavis and Butthead,
they speak without knowing anything about what they are speaking of.

People with facts get it right,
or at least are on the right track,
assuming that they continue to get facts,
and understand how to analyze and organize what they are getting.

So,
what is matrixing?
Matrixing is a logic.
And,
it is a science.
It organizes the martial arts,
and causes the matrixing student
to re-evaluate the martial arts.
To see the arts as a complete field of science.

Yes,
there is an art to applying the science,
but it is still a science,
and if one knows the science
it gets that much easier to apply the art.

The one thing that a writer tries to do
is to get the ideas from his mind
into the mind of the reader.

This is one of the most difficult things in the world.
It requires that the writer says what he says
in such a manner
that the idea of which he is speaking
duplicates itself in the reader’s head.

That is what I’ve been trying to do for over 40 years of matrixing.
That’s why I keep writing and writing.
some people get it,
but not all.
I need ALL people to get what I am saying with matrixing.
I need the idea of matrixing that I see,
to become the same idea in the reader’s heads.

An interesting problem.
But I think this book solves it.

In this book I simply took all the matrixes I have written,
and put them in an order,
from beginning to end.

So you see what the idea behind matrixing is.
You see the inspiration.
You see how it developed
from concept to concept
by inspecting the actual graphs of the science.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Each graph or matrix
represents an evolutionary step.
Each graph or matrix
represents a concept,
and the concepts are listed in scientific order,
from simple to complex,
with formulas discovered.

This is NOT a book of technique.
It is a book of concept,
and if you actually do it,
you will get the idea of matrixing.
You will see the exact sequence of ideas and steps
it took to develop matrixing.

And,
unless you are like Butthead,
like the fellow who wrote the wonderful and enlightened comment,
you will see the truth of the martial arts.

You will see
the total and entire concept
that matrixing is.

Then you just have to practice and drill and work your heart out.
Easy, eh?

So here is where you go to check it out:

https://www.createspace.com/6989804

I prefer this to Amazon
for the simple reason they pay more.
But if you prefer Amazon that’s okay.

Remember,
this is not a book on forms, techniques, and so on,
it is the straight goods
the actual matrix by matrix method
that defines matrixing as a science.
It WILL revolutionize your art.

Have an awesome work out!
Al

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What Bruce Lee Knew

Published a new paper on academia.edu. That’s an ‘upper brow’ type of website. I like it because I get thinkers there, and not the normal ‘low brow’ Beavis and Butthead type.

The paper is on What Bruce Lee Knew. Not actually, but the steps necessary to get his ‘mindset.’ It’s an interesting theme, with a lot of videos and graphs to back it up.

Here it is.

https://www.academia.edu/31518624/Would_You_Like_to_Know_What_Bruce_Lee_Knew

Enjoy. And hit the tweet and like buttons and all that.

Have a great work out!

Al

Home Intrusion on Christmas, and the Martial Arts

Newsletter 844

I was Attacked on Christmas!

HANAKWANMASS!
And a great work out to you!

Yes,
the martial arts killed Christmas.
In fact,
it was me,
with my martial arts
that killed Christmas.
Killed it dead.
Dead a poisoned rat in a trap dropped in a well.
Here’s how it happened.

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Back in 1974,
I had just gotten my Black Belt.
I was in phenomenal shape,
the martial arts had turned on
all sorts of abilities for me.
I had a sixth sense open up,
I could feel when people were going to do things,
I could sense things around me,
I moved through the world
a warrior unbound.

My wife and I lived in a small house in Redwood City.
There was an upstairs and a downstairs.
It was so compact
that the bathroom was under the stairs.

One night I awoke,
felt the need to relieve myself.
Half asleep,
stumbling through the dark,
I descended the stairs.
I turned through the living room
and headed for the bathroom.

Suddenly,
a shape rushed at me!
It was dark,
but I could feel the motion.
I spun into a classical move,
and chopped with perfect form.
The intruder crashed against the wall.
One chop,
and he was down and out!
Now that’s good martial arts,
I thought,
and I turned on the light.

The Christmas tree lay a ruin.
Every ornament was flung from the tree,
little bulbs lay in shards,
scattered across the floor

The lights,
needless to say,
no longer worked.

The cheery, little angel
that had topped the tree
was smacked against the wall
and lay in ruins.

Half asleep,
I had snagged the Christmas tree cord with a foot,
and pulled the ‘intruder’
down upon myself.

Still,
I had defended myself rather adequately,
don’t you think?

I remember a time in an Aikido class,
when the instructor had talked about
using the sixth sense to protect oneself,
but not being so violent,
that Grandma had to worry,
when she walked up behind you
and tapped you on the shoulder.

Well,
I understood that one.
And I understood that I had a lot more to go,
a lot more to learn,
past black belt.

Heck,
getting a black belt is just the start.
That’s like graduating from high school,
and there’s all sorts of college ahead of you,
advanced studies in rare fields.

A lot to look forward to.

Unfortunately,
there are those that quit the martial arts
after getting their black belt.
They have nothing to look forward to.
Or at least didn’t,
until the Matrixing courses came out.

Now,
even if it’s been a few years
since you worked out,
you can jump back in the game,
study those rare fields of knowledge.
Learn Shaolin,
figure out this ‘chi’ business,
study weapons.

And you can do it logically,
without all the mystical bullstuff
that infects most martial arts.

Well,
up to you.
It is Christmas
(HanaKwanMass)
however,
so you might think about getting yourself
a nice present.
A present like a whole martial art.
How about Shaolin?

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And don’t forget to be politically correct.
Don’t say Merry Christmas,
it might offend somebody.
Instead,
be socially responsible and say Happy…

BULLPUCKEY!

Say Merry Christmas if you want!
And the heck with people
who object to a well wishing!

In fact,
say
HANAKWANMASS!
Offend everybody!

It’s the only way to go!

Now,
HanaKwanMass to all,
and to all…
A HAPPY WORKOUT!

Al

(And try not to kill the tree, you rabid dogs!)

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