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The Secret of Knowledge in the Martial Arts

Newsletter 850

Knowledge in the Martial Arts

Fantastic day to you!

Do you remember when you were in the fifth grade?
You were smarter than the fourth graders,
you could,
let’s be honest,
kick their little butts.
But those sixth graders…
man, they were big and mean!

And,
you realize that I have honestly depicted the martial arts.
This is the way the belt structure works,
just like grades in school.

Those purple belts,
they’ll never toughen up.
Little dweebs.
But those brown belts,
man!
They are mean!

But they aren’t bigger.
The sixth graders are bigger,
but the brown belts…they’re about the same size.

If you take a black belt and a green belt,
and you give them a bunch of tests,
push ups, sit ups,
that sort of thing,
there usually isn’t a great difference.

So what is the difference between belts?

The simple answer is:
the upper belts have better kicks and punches and stuff.

But there is a more important answer that most people miss out on.

Knowledge.

The upper belt has more knowledge.

But what is knowledge?

There’s car mechanic knowledge,
and farmer knowledge,
and mathematical knowledge.
All sorts of fields of knowledge,
but martial arts knowledge is different.

What I am talking about is the experiential knowledge.

For upper, upper belts,
it is simply referred to as ‘polishing.’
A guy doesn’t learn something new,
he ‘polishes’ his technique.

In other words,
he does something with more and more attention to detail,
and in that minutiae,
in that painstaking examination of motion,
is more knowledge.

Sometimes,
the differences of knowledge,
on that level,
seem inconsequential.
But,
let me tell you,
the differences,
the smaller they are,
are ginormous.

How do you know when somebody is going to do something
before they do it?

Today’s modern black belts
often can’t do this.
Yet this ability,
to tell what somebody was going to do
before they did it,
was considered normal
for a good black belt
a few decades ago.

But today’s modern black belts
are usually interested in running a school,
or somehow translating their activity into money.

Today’s black belts don’t actually work out much.

They teach,
and there is knowledge there,
but it is not the same thing
as creating silence around a technique
until you can see the technique
before it comes.

This is the knowledge of which I speak.

You do a technique
looking at it harder and harder
until you see some difference,
some odd thing
you never saw before,
and then you have a bit more knowledge.

Don’t get me wrong,
I’m not telling you teaching is wrong,
just that there is a field of knowledge
which teaching doesn’t plumb into,
and which isolating yourself into endless repetitions of a technique does.

Teaching provides a database of knowledge,
but you still have to build a high mountain on that database.

Okay,
so what does it feel like?
What does this higher knowledge look like?

I’m 68,
I teach a couple of hours a day,
but I work out intensely.
Sometimes not as much as I want,
but I still try to work out EVERY DAY!
To look at an inch,
and slice it into finer lengths.
To look at a kick
and find some awareness of body in it
of which I was not aware.

Let’s say I am doing a replacement kick.
Specifically,
stand in a front stance facing a bag or wall.
Now…

replace your front foot with your rear foot
and strike the wall with your front foot.

Both feet move at the same time,
fear to front at the same as front to wall.
The rear foot plants on the floor at the same time
as the front foot impacts upon the wall.

And you reverse the motion to the beginning and original posture.

Okay,
you do this,
and you do this,
you begin to appreciate
how the angles of the feet,
the muscles of the leg,
and all the minutiae
must come together in an instant.
And,
if you keep doing this and doing this,
maybe for years,
one day you will be watching your feet from above,
just watching,
sort of marveling,
and thinking,
‘Huh, that’s good, that’s working.’

No joy or pride,
just deeper appreciation,
a satisfaction for the days work
that nobody,
unless they do the martial arts for decades
will ever understand.

But here’s what I didn’t mention.
You watch your feet,
without taking your eyes off your target.

HUH?
HOW CAN THAT BE?
HOW CAN YOU WATCH BOTH THE FEET AND THE WALL YOU ARE HITTING?
DON’T YOU HAVE TO TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE WALL TO SEE THE LEGS?

Here’s where it gets tricky,
but pay attention to what I’m about to say.

The eyes are a bio-mechanical device
through which you look.
They eyes don’t look.
They are the ‘binoculars,’
the ‘glasses,’
the ‘microscope’
and you have to ask this one important question…
who is looking through the microscope?

Who?

Who is doing the technique?

Who is operating your body?

If you are watching it from above,
without eyes,
then who are you?
What are you?

This is the knowledge of which I speak,
this is the higher levels of the martial arts,
lost in calisthenics and tournament training,
never seen by people obsessed with bullying groups of students.

So I kick,
and,
outside my body,
outside my eyes,
I watch the kick,
and in the watching comes a power unlike anything an earthling has ever imagined.

It makes me want to do martial arts every single waking moment
of every single day
for the length of my life.

And,
when you finally get that removed viewpoint,
I call it a ‘Neutronic Viewpoint,’
all sorts of things can happen.
Things that have nothing to do with the body.

You can fill a room with energy,
you can put it in a student to help him understand,
you can shoot it at an opponent to overwhelm him.

And yet this energy,
too,
can be sliced into infinity,
made to create a whole new and different body of knowledge.

As getting a black belt opens the door to new experiences and knowledge,
so does this achieving of a new viewpoint.

Now,
how do you get this knowledge and ability?

First,
you study,
and you DON’T STOP!

And,
you teach.
And you gather bits of knowledge,
whole arts if you wish
and you put them together as a whole.

Think,
what kind of a car would we have,
if the makers of tires believed that steering wheels weren’t important
because they weren’t tires?

You can’t toss out any part of the art
for any other part of the art,
you have to make everything come together in one picture.

So you study,
and you put the arts together through matrixing,
and you search for that unique outer viewpoint.

Seek,
as in…
‘he who seeks will find.’
You have to be that religious about it.

Okay,

Here’s a little birthday gift to you.
I don’t care if it’s not your birthday,
you were born sometime,
and if I missed your birthday,
then I’m making up for it,
here’s the gift.

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but maybe the links do,
have no idea.
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sorry,
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But if you find something that works,
on this old website,
good for you.
I’ll honor it.

AND…
take a look at the last graphic in the mag.
It is an image of how the arts develop,
and it actually shows how people can be distracted and fall off,
even with the best of intentions.

So enjoy,
and remember what I said about…
‘work out, teach, and never hold yourself back.’

Have a great work out!
Al

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The Craziest Person Who Ever Studied Karate!

His name was Bob Hope, just like the comedian, and he studied Karate. Unfortunately, he was nutty as a fruitcake. It was obvious he was nuts because…well, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me tell the story, and then you can make up your own mind.
We called him Mud Car, because that’s what he had on his license plate. The license plate was on a fortyish delivery wagon. He had modified the beast so much we didn’t really know what model of vehicle it had originally been.
One day he offered me a ride home, I slid into his car and looked into the backseat…a hundred strands of webbing stretched across the innards. “That’s parachute webbing,” Mud Car explained. “I use parachute webbing because it’s the best thing there is for holding the inside of your car together. He turned on the left turn light and we crawled into the rushing traffic.
On the floor and every side of the car fire extinguishers had been clamped.
Mud Car leaned forward and clicked a switch. Nothing happened.
“What was that?” I asked.
“That puts more energy into my tail lights. I’m facing away from the sun, and I want people behind me to be able to see me even though the sun is reflecting off my taillights.” He came to a full stop, looked both ways, checked his side mirrors, looked at his rear view mirror, and crept around the corner into–you guessed it–the rushing traffic.
Now, you may have come to the conclusion, as any right thinking person would, that Mud Car was crazy.
Oh, tip of the iceberg, mon ami.
Mud Car had memorized the times of ALL traffic lights in San Jose. The point of which enabled him to traverse the town without ever hitting a red light. I am not kidding.
And now we get to the juice.
He was terrible at Karate. Couldn’t concentrate properly, couldn’t make his body take the proper positions, and it always hurt to work with him because he had no control and always hurt his partners.
Still, the reasoning went, the guy on the street who attacks me is going to be crazy, so Mu Car, being crazy, is good to practice with.
One day in class he actually interrupted the proceedings to say, “I have a little pain right here, on my shin, it’s just a point, and it doesn’t hurt so much as nag me, do you know how I can get rid of it?”
The instructor looked at me, why me I don’t know…unless it was so he didn’t murder Mud Car. At any rate, I received the full brunt of his rage. “Hit your shin with a lead pipe! That’ll make the pain go away!”
Yes, Mud Car was certifiably crazy not because he was whimsical and quirky, but because he drove everybody around him nuts. I think this is the final argument when it comes to such things.
Now, the point of all this blather.
Mud Car was never promoted to Black Belt by my instructor. The reason is that the pre black belt rankings, called ‘Kyu,’ mean boy. The black belt rankings, called ‘Dan,’ mean man.
It is a statement of maturity. It is a calm peace of mind, an evolutionary thrust of the spirit, and one who has achieved a real black belt has made this statement of maturity. He is different, and people around him always feel the calmness he is spreading. This is a fellow who will always seek a superior solution to the possibility of violence. He is a man.
Mud Car, because he was crazy, could not make this statement. He could not forge his spirit in sweat, and become a calm, reasoning human being. He was just too crazy.
So, my instructor retired, and a new instructor came on board. The first thing he did was promote Mud Car to Black Belt.
Mud Car immediately left the school.
Hey, he got what he wanted, no more reason to stick around.
Now, why did the new instructor do that? Because he knew what would happen, and he didn’t want Mud Car around.
Oddly, I missed the nut. I enjoyed him, and I learned from him. Sometimes he made me crazy, but my crazy was temporary, and when I was on the other side of it…I had learned something.
And, I have always held the opinion that this incident somehow foreshadowed what would happen to karate.
You see, these days people don’t promote people to black belt because they have matured. They promote them because they can ‘fight good.’ They promote them because they had paid enough money. They promote them because they trained in a school of mixed arts and didn’t know what the specific end result of a specific art like karate was.
I guess, in the end, all I can say is…embrace the crazy people, for they are the stock from whom we all come, should we only adhere to the discipline of old time Karate.

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After 30 Years in the Martial Arts What It Feels Like To Hit Somebody!

What happened when I finally used my fists somebody, after 30 years studying the martial arts, studying Kenpo and Kang Duk Won and Aikido and Wing Chun, and all sorts of other stuff, and what it felt like, was a crack up…and it was a wake up call. I tell you this little tale not to put forth bashing gays, or to encourage you to get in fights. Hitting people, after all, though nothing happened to me on this occasion, could have ended up with me being sued, or at least thrown in the hoosegow.

I was manager of an apartment house in Southern California, and it was on a bad side of town. One day a fellow came by with a dog on a rope, and I told him (in a polite manner) that dogs weren’t allowed in the apartments. He just looked at me and grinned, “Why don’t you tell him,” and he nodded to his canine companion.

I went to the tenant he had visited and told him that he would have to tell dog owner not to visit again, and I was met with a rude attitude. I started taking note of the type of people that were coming to see this tenant, and I realized that the guy was selling dope. This is where the story gets nasty.

I knocked on the door to his apartment and was let in, and I told the fellow that drugs weren’t allowed, and that he would have to move. He just laughed at me and announced, “I’m not even going to pay rent from now on, and you can’t do anything about it!” So I punched him.

Now, I merely dropped my weight into the sanchin stance, and I punched him with both fists on the chest. Man, he flew over the bed and struck the wall. But it was a stunning wake up to me. I hadn’t really damaged him, and I couldn’t believe the feeling of actually hitting somebody.

The shock jarred my arms and shook my shoulders, and my strike was not effective. I had knocked the stuffings out of bags for years, but the feeling of 175 pounds of human flesh was entirely different. I realized than that I had to change my training methods. If this had been a real fight, with somebody willing to stand up to me, I’d have a knock down drag out on my hands.

Anyway, the tenant jumps up, and he’s sobbing, an adult and he’s actually crying, and he says, “You can’t hit me!” Well, I wasn’t going to punch him again, I had suddenly realized how incredibly idiotic I was to lose it like that, but there was a ring of truth to his words. So I growled, “Why not?”

“Because my friend is in the closet!” I was frozen for a moment, then I crossed the room and opened the door to his closet, and his naked, gay lover was standing there, trembling in fear and with a really sickly grin on his face. Well, I learned something, I was going to stick to regular training in classical martial arts like Aikido and Tai Chi, and figure out a way to make my strikes really real, and I was going to avoid fighting.

The One Thing You Need To Know To Have The Most Powerful Punch In The World!

Power, in the Martial Arts, especially martial arts like Karate or Kung Fu is often measured by how hard you can hit. Thus, people hit the bag and the Makiwara, and they do push ups to strengthen their arms, and…and they are doing it all wrong. You see, there is one critical factor that they are missing, and so all their push ups and punches and other exercises are for nothing.

I want to make a point here…and I can only do that by asking you one specific question? Where, during your punch, do your arms bear the most weight? The answer is obvious, they bear it at the end of the punch, when the arm is nearly extended.

So why do you need to push up your arm through the whole range of motion from the floor? Being strong at the beginning or middle of the punch is not important. Concentrating your work out through the whole range of motion is nothing but a waste.

So, do a work out, make it gentle and general, and build up your arms as a whole unit, then focus your work out on the end of the punch. This is easy to do, you can do it for virtually any exercise. All you have to do it isolate the part of the exercise where the arm is nearly extended, and put weight on that part of the exercise.

Let’s say you’re doing a push up. Do the push up until your arms are nearly extended, then do go to town. Do as many six inch push ups with the arms nearly extended, as you can, fast, concentrating on keeping your belly tight.

Here’s the trick, you need to feel the strength in your shoulders. The impact of the punch, you see, is going to go up your arms and into the shoulders. Thus, it is the shoulders that must become dense and strong.

Make the shoulders thick and dense, and do the exercise at various times of the day, until the muscles of the shoulders become as matter of fact as the leg muscles of a marathon runner. It’s funny that people have never thought of this, and I wonder at it, but it is common sense. I suppose the problem is that people get a general idea of exercise and never actually look at the exact goal they are trying to accomplish.

So do those ‘end of the arm six inch push ups like a maniac. Do them and breath and put your awareness in your shoulders, letting your shoulders grow and grow. This is the way you develop a punch that is stronger than anybody else’s, this is how you have the most powerful punch in the world.

Make Your Body Into The Body You Want With Matrix Kung Fu

I want to be as fast as Jet Li, as acrobatic as Jackie Chan, and as humble as myself. Now, I’ve seen all the ads, I know all I have to do is engage in a bone breaking sweat for a few years, and I will achieve my peak potential. Either that or join the Green Berets.

Well, maybe I have gone a bit overboard, but there is good news in the mix here. The good news is that your body, even as it is, is capable of incredible speed and power and athleticism. The trick is not changing it, but letting it unchange into what it was meant to be.

First, you need to change your diet. Nothing extreme here, just cancel ALL fast foods, and start eating lots of veggies. When you get the sweet urge, go get a watermelon or a smoothie or something like that. I don’t recommend giving up meat, just eating more moderate portions, and that goes especially for red meat.

Now the fun starts. A basic get in shape regimen starts with simple calisthenics, like walking, jumping jacks, a little rope jumping, and that sort of thing, and then progresses into deep squats, dive bomber push ups, and that sort of thing. Actually, I have come to believe in yoga as a very viable and gentle (at least in the beginning) way of putting the body in shape.

Now, the best calisthenic you can do is the martial arts. The martial arts offer a complete variety of motion, jumping, skipping, stepping…twisting, ducking, leaping…and so on. Furthermore, they make you use energy, as well as muscle, and this elevates the game to whole new levels.

The message that I am passing on here is that it takes very little work to make your body function, it just takes common sense and a modicum of gentle discipline. As you follow the advices I have given you here, you will realize that you don’t need bulging muscles to get the job done, you just need to streamline your body and make it work the right way. This concept–using the body the right way–is what it is all about.

The physical education classes in school do not tell you how to use your body, they just get you to throw the ball to your friends, they acclimate you socially. When you start to Matrix your body, which is usually through the principle of learning how the muscles are arranged, what direction they are supposed to function in, and, most important, how to make them work together, that is when true efficiency begins, That is when you are going to realize that your body is just a tool, and you can make that tool work any way you see fit.

The key, of course, whether you are studying Kung Fu, Aikido, or any other art, is to apply Matrixing to it. Matrixing is nothing more than the analysis and handling of force and direction…physics. And, when you break down the motions of people like Bruce Lee or Tonny Jaa, you are going to find that they are consummate students of physics, which is nothing more than rudimentary Matrixing.

Monster Newsletter #300–How To Read Minds!

Yippee!
Celebration!
Party!
It’s the 300th issue of the newsletter!
That’s 300 times
I’ve told you to get off your fanny
and go work out!

Think about it,
maybe three hundred hours
of perfecting your form,
of growing younger and healthier.
Man,
life is worth it.

Okay,
so,
let’s celebrate 300
with a special newsletter.
Let me tell you the truth about reading minds.

At some point in my martial career,
somewhere past twenty years,
I hadn’t been freestyling much,
just working on forms,
and I went to freestyle with a student
and

I was suddenly looking down a long tube at my student.
I was motionless,
didn’t lean in any direction,
and my ability to explode and win the fight was totally certain.
I knew it,
my student could feel it.
Actually began shaking.

I bowed and backed off,
bowed and set again,
Yep.
I was definitely looking down a long tube.
It was mystical,
but not mystical,
and it wasn’t going away.
Anybody who does his forms for thirty or forty years
and pays attention to certain factors,
is going to achieve this.
But,
how do you achieve it faster?
Why decades?
Why not years?
Or…even months!
Why not?

So,
since that time
I have tried to isolate the exact factors
behind this ability.

One,
you must do forms,
and you must have CBM
(Coordinated Body Motion)
All parts of the body start motion at the same time,
and all parts of the body stop at the same time,
and the motion is synchronized
in accordance with size, shape, mass of body part,
and so on.

Two,
your forms,
and your whole system,
must be matrixed
(if you want it to happen in years or months instead of decades).
You must make your motions efficient,
and there must be an underlying logic
to how and why you move.

Three,
you must do your forms with singular intention.
You must concentrate only on what you are doing,
you must put aside distractions.
I read a lot of zen to get this concept.
You can read Neutronics
and understand it a lot faster.
The mere description
of what is actually happening in the universe
is going to make it difficult
to get distracted.

Four,
you must realize that
there are only three motions in the universe.
A person is either going towards you,
away from you,
or with you.
Understanding this
makes it easier to understand what direction
a person is going to take.
It is a simplicity which works,
and will open up other doors.

Five,
as time passes,
as you become more and more distraction free,
more in the tube,
you will actually start to pick up people’s thoughts.
Though,
to be honest,
it probably won’t happen in the dojo
so much as the work a day world.
It’ll happen at a party,
or at a store,
or somewhere weird.

Now,
what has happened is that your mind is like a radio transmitter/receiver.
You have used a body discipline
to get rid of mental distractions (static),
and you have focused your awareness
and really looked at what is happening,
and your mind can now pick up thoughts.

Yes,
it will take work,
but it is not mystical,
though it does result in an ability
that some people are going to think is mystical.
When you get there,
however,
you will know that it is just hard work,
and paying attention to detail.

Funny,
I know there are a couple of people reading this
who have already put in the work,
and what I have said here
is going to jog it all for them
and give them the ability now.

You guys who this happens to,
write and let me know your experiences.
I want the wins,
and I want to use them to encourage people
to get this ability faster.

Okey doke,
you need to work out,
and you need to matrix your art.
And,
I should probably give you a link
so you know where to go
to get your matrixing.
Go to this link…

Monster Martial Arts

And…
Pick out the course that interests you!

Now,
great things coming up.
Got another Master Instructor to announce,
will do so next newsletter.

And,
BlindingSteel is going to shut down any day,
Last chance to take advantage of that site and courses.
And,
I’m going to reload Monkeyland pretty soon.
Been working hard on that one.
My fingers are a little shorter for pounding on the keyboard over that one.

Last announcement,
I have had a couple of problems with the mail.
One fellow was not receiving,
I have sent him three courses,
and it looks like it is going to get there now.

One fellow sent me a check,
but didn’t tell me what course,
I am waiting for his reply,
and have misplaced his original letter.
If you are him,
let me know!

Another fellow,
I received his course back in the mail,
no one at that address.
No response to emails,
so
if you are him,
let me know.

In short,
if you have any problems,
have not received your order,
please let me know.

My business works
if I fill orders fast,
and keep people jazzed
on the martial arts,
matrixing,
and life in general.
So let me know if there is any problem.

Have a great work out,
and know that you are the most powerful person in the universe.
There is no doubt and no argument
concerning that.

Al

:o)

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Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
William James

The Hellish Beginnings Of Tae Kwon Do

Many people walk to the corner mall, walk into their Korean Martial Arts dojo, and train in nice, neat uniforms, watching themselves in wall sized mirrors, hit bags in between sips of their designer water, and think that they are doing the die hard Tae Kwon Do. What these people should know is some of the history of Korean Karate, and particularly of Korean Karate. They will find that that polite kick punch combination they are practicing was born in hell, perfected in hades, and then things got nasty.

Just to let you know, this article is speaking of the history of the kwans from Korea of the fifties. This includes the nine major kwans, which are sung Moo Kwan, Chung Du Kwan, Moo Duk Kwan, Chang Moo Kwan, Yun Moo Kwan, Han Moo Kwan, Oh Do Kwan, Kang Duk Won, Jung Do Kwan. There are other Kwans, and schools that grew from these nine, but these nine are the main ones.

Korea is a rugged, little peninsula, about half the size of California, jutting from the Asian continent. It is a land constructed half of plains, and half of rugged, eternal mountains. It experiences extremes of siberian cold, stifling heat, and monsoon rains.

Throughout its history, Korea has been embroiled in countless wars. The Japanese held sway during the first half of the last century, and in the early fifties Korea became the battleground between the free world and communist forces. Thus, this small bit of land came under the boot heel of million man armies, and the people were in constant flight, or killed outright.

The communist forces attacked first, causing a mass exodus the length of the peninsula. Peasants were made part of the vast communist army, given no weapons, and put into massive meat grinder attacks. If the peasants survived the exodus, or being forced to fight, they had to endure a winter with temperatures often at 30 degrees below zero.

Those that managed to survive the winters, and the spring offensive of the United Nations armies, continued with their study of the martial arts. That’s right, during all the death and disease, in spite of the weather and starvation, the nine kwans survived. Indeed, they thrived.

One tale that made me shake my head in awe of these incredible warriors was that, when the war front approached, the students would pick up the boards of their dojos and head south. That’s right, they didn’t even nail the boards down, because they knew they would have to flee, and they perfected their spinning, jumping kicks on unsecured, splintered, weathered boards. Got a splinter up your foot…pick it out and keep going, because that’s the martial arts.

So enjoy your matts and mirrors, and sip your designer water in appreciation. That Tae Kwon Do you are practicing was forged by supermen, and it is a legacy dripping with blood and sweat and hardship. And when you bow…bow extra low, your ancestors deserve it.

Monster Newsletter #299–Under the Surface!

Good, good, good
morning!
A work out a day
keeps the insanity away.
And that’s the truth.
Thanks for being sane.

You know,
sanity is merely a halfway point.
The human race evolves in the following manner,
insanity,
sanity,
ability.

Insanity is the jungle like struggle for survival.
Dog eat dog,
Grrr!
We all go through it,
at some point.
And,
you either die,
hang yourself,
jump off a building,
or you go sane.

Sane,
getting along,
which,
unfortunately,
turns into the same old same old.
It’s true.

I mean,
after you go sane,
what do you do?
How do you get that extra ability?
Do you keep struggling?
But against what?
For what?

Interestingly,
people have been seeking their true abilities all along,
and,
interestingly,
the martial arts have provided
these extra abilities
that are our true nature,
our real birthright.

The problem has been
everybody has a different viewpoint.
Aikido says universal love,
Jujitsu says ground and pound,
Tai Chi says inner calmness,
and so on.

Of course,
I believe
why not have them all?
Why not have all the abilities of all the arts?
I mean,
with matrixing…
you can!

But,
interestingly enough,
I’m not going to push matrixing on you.
I’ve been doing that all along,
you know what’s going on,
so let me kick it into high gear,
break out of the same old same old,
and tell you something new.

Let me tell you something neutronic.

The way to achieve higher ability
in any and all arts
is to do all the arts.
But,
it’s not just doing them,
it’s how you do them.
To tell you how to do them,
let me point something out.

Google something.
Anything.
Doesn’t matter what
and you have just accessed the surface thoughts of humanity.
Physics,
literature,
the study of bugs,
you have just skimmed
the surface knowledge of mankind.
You have looked across the things of the universe,
you know about the measurements of the universe,
and the abstract thoughts concerning,
do you get it?
But you only know…about.
You don’t know.

to know,
as opposed to know about,
you have to actually do,
you have to make the knowledge your own,
by experiencing it.

This is like saying,
you have swum across the surface.
So how do you take a breath
and dive beneath the surface?

Interestingly,
diving beneath the surface
is something we  have been doing
through the martial arts
all along.
Through the martial arts
we have been measuring our souls
by the depth of our experience.
We have been delving into ourselves.
Finding ourselves,
the truth of ourselves,
and it starts with the form of you
and digs into the worth of you.

The problem has been
we fight each other
over whose experience best illustrates the depths.

Who’s art is best?

They are all the best,
because they do reflect
us.
Ourselves.
Our depths.
The real who of us.
The ‘I am.’
Who we are
and why we are.

Now,
matrixing
organizes the data,
and lays it out
so we can understand
exactly where we are
who we are
why we are.

But,
here is the point of it all
here is how you get those extra abilities
from each art
and every art,
here is the exact thing you must do
when you do the martial arts
if you are going to
dive beneath the surface
and find yourself.

Do your form without surface thought.
Do not have sentences occurring
while you are working out.
Do not have thoughts and considerations.
Do only what you are doing
and exclude all else.

When you get rid of the surface thoughts
when you crack through the shell of the surface thoughts
you will find great space.

What you perceive,
the universe,
it is all nothing more than
great space.
And there is where you are going to find your abilities.

Now,
something to understand.
People have been doing this forever,
but they do it apart,
separate,
and they don’t upload the data
for the whole race
except through arcane script.
Esoteric mumblings.
Secret scrolls
that get destroyed
by those who didn’t make it
and don’t want anybody
to make it.
Their credo is
‘No enlightenment for man!’
And it is a mean credo,
an enslaving credo,
and should be held up to light
so that it will stop being effective.

So,
with matrixing
you organize the data,
and you understand that anybody can do it
and everybody should do it
and that the extra abilities available to mankind
can be had.

You just have to work.
But now you know the direction
your work must take,
you know how simple it is,
and how difficult.

To put side the world
and be only you
you must have
purpose with no surface thought.

No you know why people meditate before class,
so they can dedicate themselves to
getting rid of surface thought.

Now you know why people meditate.

But,
the martial arts
as a discipline which actually handles
the force and flow of the universe
works so much better.

But you have to do more than google the surface thoughts.
You have do the art.
Not talk,
not surf the net,
but take an hour or two a day
and dedicate it to the martial arts,
to you,
to finding out who you are.

some people believe in prayer,
nothing wrong with that,
but,
as a martial artist,
your form is your prayer.
Not your reaction time,
because that is something you are trying to lose.
Not the ability to beat people up,
because you are trying to give that up.
But,
rather,
the belief in yourself,
that under the howdie do exterior
under the work a day world
and the clothes and the cars,
under the day to day
how are you doing communications
in which you pass by your fellow man,
there is a great space,
a you,
a depth of perception people have only dreamt of.

So do your forms,
dedicate yourself to not having thought,
but rather seeking a goal,
and achieving a goal
through the purity of the fist,
the kick,
the throw,
the now.

Okey doke,
This has been a set up,
I’m going to tell you the truth about reading minds
in issue 300.
Until then,
practice your forms…
do your moves,
hone your techniques,
and stop thinking.

Here’s a link

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Just to let you know,
I let the Blinding Steel website go.
It will disappear in a few days,
so take your last look,
your last order.
And,
I will be changing Monkeyland
pretty quick.
Got to make some updates.
So take a last gander at that site,
time to upgrade

That all said,
next issue,
we read minds.
Talk to you then.

Al

:o)

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To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
Stephen Hawking

The Secret Of Fighting From Outside The Body With Karate

This is one of those secrets that the old masters knew, but didn’t know how to talk about. The secret concerns how to fight from outside the body, and though I learned it through Karate, it can be learned through any art. The secret won’t work, of course, unless your art is perfectly aligned.

One of the first things one learns in Karate is how to explode from the tan tien. This is part of the forms, and it becomes obvious by continued practice of the forms. Too many students think the secret of the forms is in the techniques, but they are totally wrong.

The secret of the forms has to do with the proper generation of energy, and, again, one has to have a completely aligned, totally matrixed form for the energy generation to work. Unfortunately, most students think their form is just fine, and so they never look into what alignment actually is, let alone what matrixing is. That their forms are not aligned, and that their systems are not matrixed is proven by the one simple fact that people are generally not getting out of their bodies to fight through the practice of the martial arts.

The second thing one learns in Karate happens after about three years. One will be freestyling, or doing forms, and suddenly they are a couple of feet behind their head. Or maybe slightly above, or anywhere but inside their heads.

One stops being aware of eyeballs and starts being aware only of the opponent. It is a very interesting and heady sensation, but one is actually not looking with the eyeballs. Perception is a golden tunnel, a tunnel which can be brought to a focus on an opponent.

At this point movement stops being the constriction of muscles, and it feels, and is, like one is shoving the body forward as a single unit. This is a quite unique, and totally devastating, as there is not much a person who is still using his eyeballs can do to fend off the attack. Reaction time has disappeared, there is no ‘leaning’ or telegraphic intent to move the body, it just moves, and the opponent is sheep before the onslaught.

The third thing is one of confusion, for what does one work on when one is working from outside the body? One doesn’t bother with muscles, and must become accustomed to the potential energies of the body. One uses less effort, and more intention, and becomes intimate with such concepts as ‘moving without moving.’

This is the secret of the ancient martial arts, an aligned body, a matrixed art, and intense practice that literally drives a student out of his body. It is a secret that is ignored in todays body driven, muscle enhanced, physique toting society, and it is sad. For if you align your body the proper way, and align your art, through concepts of Matrixing, then it is possible for anybody to reach a heightened state of existence. This can be done with Karate, or Kung fu, or any art.

Internal Karate, Matrixing, And The Strongest Punch!

Using methods developed through Matrix Karate, it is possible to build Internal energy literally within days. The actual physics of the matter, the exact science, is very easy to describe. Of course, there are a couple of items that the budding student should note.

I’m going to start with the cautions for the simple reason that I don’t wish for my methods to cause injury to anybody. I found that it was very easy for over exuberant students to throw the shoulder out of socket when throwing punches. This destruction of the rotator cuff and associated elements can be avoided through utilization of classical form.

When somebody throws a punch and lets the arm bang against the confines of proper shoulder construction the tendons and ligaments finally give way. If you practice holding the shoulder back, however, as in classical karate, the structure remains intact and is not damaged. I recommend that you search for classical movements which do not hurt the body, but which utilize the whole body (turning the whole body into the motion).

Also, I discovered that as the power builds it is possible to give oneself whiplash. This is the result of throwing energy through the body and the neck not being able to support the sudden increased magnitude and flow of that energy. I advocate that people learn to minimize their effort, and this through the study of energy and relaxation as practiced by some internal styles such as Tai Chi Chuan.

There are other cautions I could give you, specifically to be careful not to grind the knees by pivoting on weighted feet, throwing the hips out when kicking, and that sort of thing. The cautions I have given you here, however, and the previous sentence, should enlighten you as to how to avoid such problems. Thus, let’s move into internal energy.

Take a pipe about 18 inches long, put a golf ball in it, and cap the ends. Tape the pipe to your arm, and perform strikes in such a way that the golf ball strikes the end cap at the same moment you end your strike. I know it sounds awkward, but soon you will learn how to move the golf ball smoothly through the pipe.

This is what internal energy feels like, and you can take this concept and apply it to blocks and kicks, and the entire motion of your whole body. Now get rid of the pipe and ball and practice getting the feeling of moving weight through your arm so that you feel energy wooshing through the arm and collecting, suddenly and with focus, in your fist. Heck, now that you know the ‘energetical’ physics of what is going on, you don’t even need that silly pipe and ball tool.

Pipe and ball or not, you are going to learn subtle motions that will help you increase your energy, and, if you are smart, you will learn the benefit of classical studies. The classics of karate, Kung Fu, or other arts, have been developed to give this type of power. With the degradation of art in the last few decades, however, it is only through Matrix Martial Arts that the physics are coming to light again.