Finding the REALLY Secret Martial Arts Techniques!
Happy Father’s day,
son’s day, daughter’s day…
Happy Everybody’s Day!
And it really is Everybody’s Day for the martial arts.
Cause you can celebrate EVERY DAY!
Just by working out!
I had the most interesting conversation the other day.
I was talking with a fellow instructor,
he has lots of experience,
and he told me about when he was a beginner in Brazilian JJ.
“At the end of the beginner’s class the instructor came out and told us we had to leave. The doors were being locked, and we had to be on the other side. I asked him why. And he said, ‘because we’re going to have an advanced class. These are the secret techniques, we don’t want to risk them getting out.’”
So secret only a special few can know them.
Then my fellow instructor laughed,
and he said,
‘I went through that school,
I learned all the ‘secret techniques,’
to make sure I was doing them right,
I looked them all up on the internet.
So there’s the story on secret techniques.
there are techniques that people don’t know.
You’ve heard me rail about the Okinawan Karate Masters,
who made a secret pact,
not to teach karate.
What a bunch of boneheads.
And I think that,
whenever I see a picture,
or a write up,
on one of these sacred fools.
Karate is suffering to this day,
other arts are more workable,
just because of these boneheads.
The good news is that,
with a little work,
you can figure out what wasn’t taught.
You can’t learn much on the net as a beginner,
but if you’ve put in some quality work time,
you can use the youtube.
You can figure out all the stuff
the boneheads didn’t want you to know.
there’s Chiang Nan,
and all the stuff I’ve put together through matrixing.
just hard work,
a little thought,
and those secrets aren’t secret any longer.
it’s better than suffering through a class
where they kick you out
if you are about to learn anything.
Here’s the Chiang Nan link…
you guys have a great summer,
put those work outs together,
and make yourself something to be truly proud of.
Have a great work out!
Here’s a link for an article about when I first started doing this book on Kenjutsu.
I intended to finish it quickly, but it’s actually been five years!