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Newsletter 865

Martial Arts in Books

Happy Santa Ana work out!
The Santa Ana’s are winds
that blow through LA
every once in a while.
80 MPH gusts,
trees are falling down all over the place.

Hey,
what a few people don’t know
is that I have a hobby of writing novels.
Got a truckload of them on Amazon.
And,
these novels usually have
some sort of martial arts them.

Monkeyland is the start of a five book series
where martial arts becomes crucial
to the survival of the human race.
And the style taught?
Monkey boxing.
What else, eh?

Machina,
big end of the world saga
pushes martial arts to their conclusion,
what would martial arts be like
taken to their extreme?
What powers would you really have?
This thing goes crazy.

But,
gratuitous ad done,
I have always found it interesting
how the martial arts are represented in novels.
There’s a few books that are cool,
but not many.

One of the first to come out was ‘ninja’
by Eric Lustbader.
He was trained,
but his writing style betrayed him,
he went for the mystical.

When I write,
even in the mystical,
I want the reader to know the technique,
to feel the flesh dent,
to feel the crack of bone,
to experience what a truly great punch or kick,
delivered with expertise at the exact right time
can do to some poor fool.

One novel that cracked me up was
Six Days of the Condor,
which was made into the movie
Three Days of the Condor
with Robert Redford.
This book was okay,
but when the big fist fight
between the hero and the villain occurred,
the villain was held up as the deadliest fighter alive…
a brown belt.
That’s right,
the author hadn’t even done enough homework
to know what the difference in belts was.

One of the most interesting,
be it in a useless way,
examples of martial arts in novels
was in the Laurel Hamilton books.
This was before she translated her novels into porn.
The first novels were great,
but when she described her heroine fighting the bad guys
it was totally obvious where she got her martial arts experience.
She went down to a kenpo school
signed up for a years instruction,
then lasted a month or two.
Her descriptions were like the ramblings
of an instructor trying to impress a newby.
Sigh.

But,
that said,
you can check out my books on Amazon,
just click on my name there
and you’ll find my authors page,
have some fun.

And,
that said,
I’m working on a big release.
A really big book is coming out.
Stay tuned,
and…

Have a great work out!

Al

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

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Four Steps to Winning a Karate Fight

Four Simple Martial Arts Fighting Steps

To be victorious in a fight it is necessary to make the decision to win the fight. Without that decision, simply, there is no way you are going to win. Thus, you have to practice making the decision, and then implement a plan so that the decision becomes reality.

kenpo fighting bookThere are five decisions you must make to back up the decision to win a fight. This combat strategy is found in every fight. This is the strategy you must understand and master if you are going to be able to deliver the original decision.

The first decision, and the most important, is that there is going to be a fight. Interestingly, you don’t have to get in a fight if you refuse to make the decision to be in a fight. Even if the other person has made a decision, unless you agree with his decision, you don’t have to fight.

The second decision involves distances involved in the fight. You should understand , at this point, that a fight is going to collapse in distance. And, you must understand that if you can control this distance, and even change collapsation into expansion at will, you can control and win a fight.

The third decision has to do with which side of the bodies the fight is going to occur on. One out of eight people being left handed, a fight will usually occur with right hand, and the bodies will turn to fit the hands, and the fight will be on that side. If you can control that decision, as to which side the fight will be on, then you are going to win that fight.

The fourth decision is going to be whether you are on the inside or the outside. What this means is that if he punches with a right hand, you must block/push/whatever so that his right hand misses you on the outside, and you see the inside of his wrist. And, if he punches with the right, you must block/push/whatever so that his right hand misses you on the inside, and you see the outside of his wrist.

There are other decisions in a fight, there can be millions of decisions, literally. Do you wish the fight to be conducted at a specific distance, such as foot, or fist, or elbow, or whatever. Or, do you wish to control the decisions so that the fight collapses or expands in distance as you wish, from foot to elbow to knee to throw to fist to foot to whatever, your choice, and so on.

The point, however, is that to control all the other decisions, you must control the first four decisions. If you can understand and create drills to back up these decisions, then you can win any fight. Of course, as I said in the beginning, the first decision, that you are going to win that fight, is the most important.

The Author has nearly a half century of Martial Arts Fighting Experience. Here is a page on How to Fight Using Kumite, Chi Sau, Pushing Hands, and other martial methods.

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How to Go Beyond Fighting in the Martial Arts

The Point of Martial Arts Fighting

The number one reason people get into the martial arts is fighting. Everybody has had that bully in their background. Everybody would like to feel bigger, stronger, free from the threat of violence.

karate bully

karate kata traditional

About the first and only science of the martial arts…matrixing.

Now, to be truthful, if you just want to fight, I recommend going to a boxing club for a few months. You’ll get in shape, you’ll learn what it feels like to get hit, and you’ll learn how to hit back.

If you think there is something more than fighting, however, then you must look to the martial arts. You must believe that the world isn’t just a struggle for survival, but that there is a point to it all. You must believe in yourself as a human being, and that you can actually ascend to higher levels of awareness.

First you must build a structure for containing the knowledge in the martial arts. This is why you do forms; this is something that boxing does not have. This is the mechanism which will elevate you.

Second, you must achieve discipline. I don’t mean the discipline where you get a belt on the bottom as punishment. I mean the discipline of doing something every day because you love doing it, and for no other reason.

Third, you must study a system that has logic. The reason for this is one of expedience. You don’t want to spend decades sorting through the bushwah. You want to get there while you are still young.

Fourth, you must not stop. Drill those basics patiently, open your eyes and look. You must not just work out, you must invest awareness into your art.

The Martial arts, you see, are a manifestation of the spirit. It is your awareness filtered through your own logic and spread across the heavens. Life is heaven, you know, but only if you can isolate the art of your soul and show it to the universe.

You can learn the truth about Martial Arts fighting.

Here’s an article about people who can’t confront martial arts violence.

The Dreaded Peacock Kung Fu

A New Style of Kung Fu Fighting!

All right, there is no Peacock Kung Fu, but there should be! I live on a ranch on a mountaintop in Southern California, and I have observed the Peacock’s Kung Fu first hand. It really has some stuff that would make up a good system of Kung Fu.

First off, the male is the warrior. That’s easy to understand, what’s not so easy to understand is the bright plumage. Why bright? So it will stand out and be first target, thus allowing the female to flee. Thus, a valuable tenet of this fighting martial art would be to protect the weak, even to the point of offering one’s life!

new style kung fu

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Second, when the attacker goes after this medium-sized, beautiful bird, it suddenly becomes bigger! The tale fans up, and it is brilliantly colored and spotted with dozens of eyes! Thus, an attacker suddenly finds itself confronted with a large and obvious foe with lots of eyes! Heck, is this one foe? Or a whole tribe that has arisen to do battle!

Third, let’s talk kung fu tactics. Yes, a large animal, a mountain lion or coyote, could take this beautiful creature, in spite of the natural defense mechanisms. But, when confronted by, say, a snake, the peacock can hold its own. What this bird does is circle the snake. And, it usually has friends, as the whole family ‘dojo’ crowds around and begins circling. And, as the snake turns upon itself to try and stay with the motion of the foe, it literally winds itself up, gets confused, and then the sharp beak of this animal goes to work. Pecking and pecking, so fast the snake can’t keep up with it, the reptile is quickly dispatched!

Could it be that fabled gung fu system of pa kua chang is based not upon the snake or the dragon, but upon a middle weight bird with long feathers?

Lastly, it should be pointed out that one of the first self defense mechanisms, before the self defense methods listed above are called upon, is one of the fiercest kiais ever heard. The sound of this ‘spirit shout’ is like that of a GIANT house cat! It is loud and piercing, and designed not just to warn fellow peacocks, and thus to gather them for the common defense, but to frighten predators away!

In closing, there should be a peacock kung fu, because the peacock is not just an animal whose sole defense is flight, but a hardy warrior willing to stand up and fight!

If you think that peacock kung fu is a nifty concept, then you should examine the Shaolin Butterfly, it is an art which brings forth fighting attributes and a calm spirit in a human being.

What Music Do You Kung Fu Fight to?

Everybody Loves Kung Fu Fighting…

During another conversation I asked Jamal, if he had to drive over somebody in self defense, what music would he have on the radio, and he said ‘Kung Fu Fighting.’ 

The other conversation was about the value of a kiai, and my question actually was born from the idea of a car doing a kiai.

Some years ago I was learning Indonesian weapons, and I found the best music, since I didn’t have any Indonesian twanging to go along with my studies, was Bob Marley.

For months I listened to his reggae, had the words fair memorized, and the moves I was practicing were slowly impinged upon my bones.

It was really delightful, and it really helped the learning experience.

At one point, I had a lot of Chinese music while I was learning Tai Chi Chuan. Really put me in the mood.

And I have always had music playing when I worked out. Sometimes, depending on what I was doing, I turned it up. Sometimes..off. All depended upon the frame of mind I was cultivating.

I know that other people like a little music with their martial arts, and I know that some want deathly silence.

Heck, when the UFC fighters stroll down to the octagon they always have some jangly, in your face music belting out. The better to stomp your opponent with, you know?

So that brings us to now…and the question: What kind of music do you like when you do martial arts?

Do you think it a distraction? 

Does it make your practice better?

Music with kata v music while freestyling?

As light as this question is, considering that martial arts has so much to do with timing and inner sensibility and states of mind, it is actually a fairly hefty question.

So, what kind of music do you kung fu fight to, and when and why and all that other stuff.

Al Case operates MonsterMartialArts.com