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The Cure for Stupid People!

Newsletter 905

What do you do with people who don’t get it?

Interesting question, eh? Especially since the world is FILLED with people who don’t ‘get it.’

Well, before I tell you the answer, take a look at what Chuck Norris says:

“Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn Karate and become World Champion.”

There’s a little of this quote in all of us, if we can just bring it out.

And the answer to the question? What do we do with people who don’t get it?

Help them.

Here’s the obligatory ad…
an incredible gift would be 120 lessons…all the way to Black Belt. Check it out here…http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/black-belt-course/

Okay Doggy
HanaKwanMass is coming, so work out hard and be deserving of all your great fortune!
Al

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How to Teach Martial Arts to People Who Don’t Want to Learn!

Here’s a helpful hint on how to teach martial arts…

One of the most interesting things I encounter
is the student who can’t learn.

Now,
to be honest,
I don’t have any.
I wish I could say something cool,
like if they don’t learn,
I beat it into them,
but…it ain’t so.

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How to teach martial arts to anybody!

But I use a couple of tricks,
not just my fists,
to make students learn.
So let’s consider how you can get somebody
to actually listen to you
and to actually learn.

As a person on the street,
if you tell somebody a thousand times,
he might get what you are talking about.
and that’s a lot of talk.

As a martial arts instructor,
you might hit somebody a hundred times,
and they might get it.
Might.

The problem here is getting the idea out of your head
and putting it into their head.
So what is the problem…exactly?

Well,
if you don’t have good powers of mental focus,
you can’t generate an idea.
The solution is simple,
practice your forms,
but practice them correctly.

There is a difference between working out,
and learning.

Working out may instill the art in your bones,
but if you are doing your art incorrectly,
the bones are getting a poor lesson,
and you are not learning to focus your awareness,
and this will hurt your ability to create an idea.

So you have to not just practice,
but practice correctly.
You have to see your mistakes,
and you have to learn from your mistakes,
and as your body becomes more polished and efficient,
that shows that your mental powers are becoming
more polished and efficient.

Okay,
you’ve done martial arts long enough,
and you have raised your powers of awareness,
learned to focus,
and you reach into your mind,
generate a thought,
and you send it to Joe Blow
with a simple sentence.

“Hey, Joe, it’s raining.”

His jaw drops,
he drools,
and he says,
‘Wha..?’
and he doesn’t get out the umbrella.

You got the thought,
you sent the thought,
so why didn’t he get it?
And here is where you get the real lesson
in how to teach actual data in the martial arts.

Joe Blow didn’t listen,
couldn’t listen,
because his head is full of crap.

He’s not a bad guy.
He got through school (sort of),
but his head is so full of stuff packed in
by teachers
by parents
by friends
by enemies
by the man in the moon…
that he just doesn’t want any more in there,
so he goes blank.
Vacant.
Refuses to accept your thought.

So how do you get Joe Blow,
who looks like he is functioning but is actually unconscious,
but who, in spite of being unconscious,
actually walked into your school and said,
“Teach me…”
(Which,
in reality means,
he is seeking to be Aware.)
To accept a thought.
To actually listen to your instructions.

Some people tell Joe to watch the class,
to just try to figure things out,
and then they explain later,
and it only takes three or four years,
but…it works.

I walk up to Joe,
ask him how he’s doing,
and when he starts to talk I let him talk for a minute.
And,
somewhere in there I cock my head,
give a surprised blink,
and Joe suddenly says,
“What?”
“Oh, nothing,” I respond.
“No, no, what…you just blinked…what?”

Now,
Joe is actually curious.
First time since first grade when the teacher told him
to shut up and sit down.
He is,
in fact,
actually listening to another human being.
Hasn’t heard his parents in ten years.
Barely listens to his friends,
who are as unconscious as him.
But…
he is now listening to you.
So you MUST choose your words wisely.
I say something like,

“You have a really nice silence in your mind.”
A compliment which puts him at ease.
A statement which elicits more listening,
and he grins.
And you say,
“I like the way you pick up on things.”

Now,
I have just whammied the crap out of the fellow.
literally.

One,
people like people who say nice things about them.

Two,
he is unconscious and I have told him…
to have silence in his mind.
that he learns well.
And I have done it in a manner
that is almost like a hypnotic command,
which makes him have silence in his mind
and learn well.

Two incredibly important things.
Amazing things, really.

And thing is this.
It is POSITIVE reinforcement.
Not the slap to the back of the head
that everybody usually gives
when they want somebody to shut up and listen,

And,
MOST IMPORTANT
I have told him the truth.
He DOES have nice silence in his mind.
Everybody does.
That’s a truth of people.
And,
he does have the ability to learn quickly and easily.
Again,
everybody does.
Every last one of you mofos out there
who struggle and do your best
but sometimes it seems so slow,
you just have to get over that thing stuffed into you
called education.

Get over the slap on the back of the head,
get over the kid who made fun of you,
get rid of the bone brained parent who told you..
“Do what you’re told!”

In short,
get rid of everything that stopped you
from wanting to be Aware
to listen,
to learn,
to be yourself…

In short,
let yourself wake up.

But,
I don’t mean to rant at you,
just to tell you how to get people who are less than awake
to wake up and listen
and to love life the way they are meant to.

Simply tell them how great they are,
and when they realize that you are telling the truth,
and they want to hear more,
tell them more truth…
and it is perfectly okay if you use the martial arts to do so.

And,
BTW
if what I say makes sense,
then you should hear what I have to say
on the Master Instructor Course.

http://www.monstermartialarts.com/Master_Instructor_Course.html

All right,
time for you to finish up a few things,
maybe shave the cat,
paint the lawn red,
and get ready for the weekend
and for your work outs.

And I tell you this,
not only do you have a wonderful silence in your mind,
very appealing and genuine,
but…
you are going to have a truly fantastic work out.

Al

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Old Man Knocked Out…Is It Time to Study Kung Fu?

Time to Study Kung Fu?

You’re going to realize it is time to Study Kung Fu when you see this video. It takes place on a Chicago subway, some old guy is walking along begging for change, and he runs into the wrong people. To see the video simply google ‘Elderly Man Attacked on CTA Platform (Chicago).’

Now, time for some serious consideration about what just happened. You see somebody old and helpless, almost dazed, definitely doesn’t have a clue, get the sense knocked out of him. So what is it about him that drives a bunch of young criminals to violence?

He isn’t a threat, not in any sense of the word. He’s not harming anybody, doesn’t really look like he knows what he is doing. So there is no reason, and let’s consider the criminal who did the deed to him.

The guy is young and full of himself, probably doesn’t work for a living, and doesn’t look like he wants to. He’s got his circle of friends, all as full of themselves and as criminal as him, and they are cheering him on. So here’s the question: is this what is happening to America?

Or, maybe the question should be, what are you going to do about things like this? Obviously, there are no cops around, and, just as obviously, no one comes to the old man’s defense. People just scuttle out of the way and goggle and act like stupid people at a circus.

And, here’s the point I want to make: nobody knows Kung Fu. Nobody knows Shaolin or Wing Chun or even Tai Chi Chuan. Nobody, even after the fact, goes after the kid and takes him down and holds him for the police.

Now, with America going the way it is going, people out of work, or, like this kid, not even wanting to work, there is obviously going to be violence on the streets. We see the protestors and the mobs, and we hear the rumors of food riots on their way, and do you know any kind of personal self defense? Have you ever had a martial arts class, learned a karate kata, done a few taekwondo kicks?

Maybe it’s time, you know? If the future is going to be filled with what you just saw in the subway beating, maybe it’s time to learn how to take somebody out with a good swift kick, a poke to the eyes, some, old fashioned Kung fu self defense moves. Well, while you think about whether you are going to survive the coming years, I’m going to find a class to study Kung Fu.

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Kung Fu Panda 2 and the Idiot in the Audience

Kung Fu Panda follows in the vein of the first marvelous movie. It develops the characters, has fight scenes all over the place, and is a large charge of a ride. Check out the video, then I’ll tell you more about this fantastic movie.

I was worried about how they were going to match the first movie, but they did a pretty good job.
The search for an illusive truth is there, along with the back up philosophy and drills and fantastic kung fu lessons. Po may have found enlightenment in the first chapter of the saga, but now he has to find inner peace, and baby, when you got issues, that can be illusive!
The only mar to my experience of the movie came not from the movie, but from the audience. I was first in line on a Friday morning, and behind me were hundreds of kids.
That’s fine with me, good kung fu is never wasted on the young, and I planned on just tapping into the marvel and energy of that age. You’re never too old to be a kid, right?
Well, about halfway through some toddler started crying.
Nobody cared, they were all kids, you know?
then some idiot in the middle of the audience screamed out, “Can’t you control your kid!”
Downer.
Then five minutes later, he screamed at the top of his lungs, “SHUT UP!”
I tell ya, I though about shutting him up. If it hadn’t been for the kids, I would have shown him a little kung fu he never would have forgotten.
Well, probably not. I don’t believe in violence. I know too much Kung Fu for that.
Anyway, past that little idiot, the whole thing was cooler than an ice cube in an eskimo’s, uh…nose. I mean…it was AWESOME!
So that’s my thumbs up on Kung Fu Panda 2. And feel free to drop by Monster Martial Arts and check out my Shaolin Butterfly. It’s a great way to find your own inner peace.

Dr. Herbal’s Traveling Snake Oil Kung Fu Lessons

Now it could be Kung Fu Lessons, or Karate Instruction, or Kenpo online, or any number of beasts, but it is all the same. It could be the backs of comic books or late night infomercials, but you know what I mean. You can have the power to destroy eight skinhead neo-nazis with a single secret technique that has never been seen before!

Now, the funny thing is, some of these things you see on the net actually work. Some of them are the product of dedicated martial artists. Unfortunately, it is still a ‘buyer beware’ market.

The plot line for these productions is pretty predictable. First build some empathy with the crowd. Since everybody grew up and encountered bullies, telling the crowd that you used to be picked on by the bullies is a pretty safe bet.

Now, you’ve put the idea of being picked on in the rube’s head, the second step is to give him a solution. You’ve got to convince him that if he studies your method he will be capable of beating up the bullies. This magic formula, if you think about it, is at the heart of every kung fu movie ever made.

Now, except for the taking his money part, you’ve basically got it figured out. It is all that simple. Sell him a problem, give him the solution, take his money. Or, if you want to get egghead, suspend his belief, lead him to a fantasy, take his money.

Now, truthfully, some products deserve to be sold, and some should be avoided, and the way to figure out the difference is simple. If the pitch follows a script, you might want to avoid it. A guy who follows a script has done his research as to what works, and he is trying to make money.

The other alternative is the guy who doesn’t follow the script, but who actually communicates to you. It is not a script, but a voice that has substance. It is a guy who believes in the art, and is selling out of compassion and belief.

This is not to say that there isn’t some gold in some of the Snake Oil Kung Fu Lessons, of Karate Instruction, or Kenpo Online, or whatever. Be it prison fighting or ghetto blasting, or secret spetznatz techniques taught in secret by an ancient Mayan nun…there could very well be some juicy stuff, or even a new way of looking at things. Sometimes, you know, Snake Oil really can work!

Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Snake Oil Kung Fu Lessons

Now it could be Taekwondo Lessons, or Karate Instruction, or online Kenpo classes, or any number of odd beasts, but it is all the same. It could be the inside cover comic book ads or late night infomercials, but you know what I am talking about. You can have the power to destroy eight tat covered gangbangers with a single never before revealed secret technique!

Now, the weird thing is, some of these things you see on the web actually have worth. Some of them are the product of dedicated martial arts senseis. The sad truth, however, it is still a ‘buyer beware’ game out there.

The plot line for these magic courses is pretty predictable. First build some common feeling with the reader. Since everybody grew up and has been picked on, telling the crowd that you used to be picked on by bullies is a pretty good tale.

Now, you’ve put the idea of being picked on in the rube’s head, the second step is to give him a solution. You’ve got to convince him that if he studies your method he will be capable of beating up the bullies. This magic formula, if you think about it, is at the heart of every kung fu movie ever made.

Now, except for the taking his money part, you’ve basically got it figured out. It is all that simple. Sell him a problem, give him the solution, take his money. Or, if you want to get egghead, suspend his belief, lead him to a fantasy, take his money.

Now, let’s be honest, some products actually have some great worth, and some should be avoided like smelly, day old toilet seat covers, and the way to figure out the difference is easy. If the pitch follows a certain predictable line, you might want to avoid it. A guy who follows an exact script has done his homework, and he is trying to build his bankroll on your back.

The better alternative is the guy who doesn’t follow a script, but who actually talks to you. It is not a selling format, but a voice that has substance and belief. It is a guy who believes in what he is practicing, and is selling out of compassion and love for what he does.

This is not to say that there isn’t sometimes some great deals in some of the Snake Oil Kung Fu Lessons, or Karate Instruction, or Kenpo Online. Be it prison fighting or ghetto blasting, or secret CIA techniques taught in secret by an ancient vodun priest…there could very well be some juicy stuff, or even a new way of viewing things. Sometimes, you know, Snake Oil is what you need!

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