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The Best Three Martial Arts Forms

Newsletter 827

Which Three Martial Arts Forms Should You Study?

Again, thanks to all
who have purchased the
Tiger and Butterfly Martial Arts System.
It’s available on Amazon.

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got an interesting email.
The question was,
If I could only study three forms,
which three forms would you recommend?

Quite interesting.
I mean,
I’m always telling everybody
study as much as you can,
there’s no end to knowledge,
learn as many arts as you can.

if you could only study three forms…?

I recommended

Those are out of the Pan Gai Noon course.


Why would I recommend those?
Because those three forms
focus on grounding,
and dedicated hand motion.
All three forms teach one how to move in any direction,
and yet keep your ground,
and use that ground in your hand techniques.
There is a tremendous swirl of energy
up the body in those three forms.
the energy is easily manifest in the hands,
and the hands,
almost perfectly fit the ‘slap-grab’ concepts
which are outlined in Binary Matrixing.

This is not to say the forms of classical Karate aren’t good,
they are,
but they are ten,
and the request was for three.

this doesn’t mean Shaolin isn’t good,
but Shaolin spreads out over a number of concepts.

why not Matrixing?
There are three forms in Matrixing?
Because the purpose of matrixing
is to put logic in the martial arts.
What good is all that knowledge
if you can’t apply it to a variety of martial arts,
to more than three forms?

So I was sort of caught,
hoist with my own petard,
I believe it is called.
I wanted to say matrixing more than anything,
but if you only had three forms,
then those are the three.
They give more internal energy,
contain more face to face,
hand to hand combat.

I can’t resist,
I would recommend the iron horse
(kima shodan/tekki 1)
as a fourth form.
Just because it causes
oodles and oodles of pure energy.

that all said,
the reason the question was so good,
so appropriate,
was because when I write a book
I always think it is the best.
You have to, or why write?
So I think a book is the best,
but it may or may not be,
I have to wait to see what people say.

And the idea that one could study only three forms,
aligned with my purpose
in the Tiger/Butterfly book.
My purpose,
as always,
is to put together
a better martial arts system.
Each time I sit down to write,
I am thinking,
how can I make this better,
how can I formulate what I’ve done,
into better and better art.

How can I give people the purest information
to cause them the quickest progress,
and the most profound experience
in the martial arts.

So if the question had been,
what seven forms,
then I would have rejoiced mightily.

three forms.
What a question.
You guys feel free to consider your choices.
Put them in the comments for this newsletter
at monstermartialarts.com.

thanks for purchasing
the Tiger and Butterfly book (amazon)

have a great work out!




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Congratulations to New Martial Arts Master Instructor!

A New Master Instructor in the Martial Arts

Good morning!
And a GREAT work out to you!

Listen, this is neat.
The Academy Awards are coming up,
next day or two
and people get these golden Oscars
for being great.
You know what could be better?

you can get a black belt in less than a yearA Master Instructor Certificate.
It doesn’t signify entertainment,
it signifies REAL knowledge.
A better you.
A real you.

With that said,
To new Master instructor
Michael D. Jilcott!

Here’s his win!

Mr. Case,

Thank you for all you have put out.  I have been in the martial arts for
over 30+ years.  My first instructor (actually my second but I learned so
much more from him) started me on my “openness” for all forms of martial
arts. He taught Shudokan Karate, but brought in other instructors from
other styles (tae kwon do, other karate, aikido, kung fu).

There were things that I learned, or I should say, was exposed to, that I
would not learn for YEARS later.  Some I re-discovered on my own, others
through the help of others, like yourself.

I really enjoyed reading the Master Instructor Course.  I have gotten new
light on how to tell someone how to “ground” themselves, and a little more
on WHY.

I like your teaching theory [ ] I know that I need to work on this aspect.  The other main thing that I need to work on is-not teaching too much at one time.  With the kids, I don’t have this issue as bad.  BUT with adults, I seem to have.  I guess that I want them to know just as much as possible.

I am now on to the “How to Create Kenpo” series.  I have recently been
given some kenpo videos.  So when I saw that you have a series on Kenpo, of
course I had to get them.

What is your recommendation on the order to read your books on matrixing?

Thank you so much

Michael D Jilcott

Thank you, Michael.
And well done!

You know,
his point about teaching too much,
is common
amongst instructors.
We understand,
we want the student to understand,
and we explain.
But the best explanation is in the doing.

We aren’t bad for our efforts,
just over zealous.
It takes a LOT of discipline
to stop out mouth,
and keep those guys sweating.
But that is key
to teaching the real martial arts.

and I am glad Michael brought this up.
I have had a lot of people comment on this,
and it is a small point,
but it is a point that shows
how simple the Master Instructor Course is.

Not stupid simple,
but common sense,
slap your head simple.

The truth is always simple,
and that’s why it seems to get overlooked.
So thank you, Michael,
for bringing up this point.

the method for studying matrixing.

You can do the courses/books
as you wish,
according to your desire.
But if you wish to go through the whole thing
in logical step by step order,
Here’s the basic look at how you do it.

The first eight courses
on the Monster Martial Arts home page,
are the heart of matrixing.

They are the first ones I developed.

Past that,
below those eight courses,
are special interest courses,
fields in which I began applying matrixing,
and so on.

The exact history of matrixing is presented in five books.
Four of these books
are included on video courses.
They are,
Pan Gai Noon, Kang Duk Won,
Kwon Bup, Outlaw Karate,
and Buddha Crane Karate,
they are the encyclopedia of Karate,
they show the research done
how I had to cover Karate
beginning to end,
to matrix it.
which, of course,
opened the door to the rest of the martial arts.

And it is important that you understand
that these five books are not matrixing.
They are matrix influenced,
it shows how I evolved
and came up with matrixing.

Which brings us to the latest books
i have come out with.
These are Matrixing applied to specific arts.

we have the Creating Kenpo series.
I take Kenpo apart,
let you see how I actually analyze techniques,
and show you how to make everything smoother,
and how to put everything together
in a new format.
The creating kenpo series
will REALLY make you think,
about kenpo,
and other martial arts.

After that:
Fixing MCMAP.
I take a look at the Marine Corps Martial Arts.
This is fascinating
because this art is meant for serious people,
yet there are some massive mistakes in it.
Of extra interest
is the way I combine hands and weapons,
and especially the belt by belt format
on developing kicking.

Tong Bei.
Tong Bei is an internal Gung Fu
with massive potential.
It is different,
and yet VERY combat oriented.

Will there be more?
I’ve already stated my intent
in areas such as the samurai sword,
and Wing chun.
And there are lots of arts out there,
that are begging for a little order,
and faster ways of learning them.

thanks to Michael for bringing this up,
and congratulations,

If you want to check out
The Master Instructor course,
here’s the link.


The courses are on the Monster website,
As for the books, just go to amazon
and do a search for the book

Okley dokely,
Have a homer Simpson day
(make a lot of ‘Doh!’)
and have a funomenal work out!



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Youtube Karate Hits New…Low!

How to Find Good Instruction with Youtube Karate

I say Youtube Karate, but, of course, this includes Taekwondo, Kung Fu, or whatever other martial art you are looking for.

Youtube is basically run by Google, and the whole point is to generate income for Google. Thus, when you type in a term you are going to get something sensationalistic and vacated of brains, but which has lots of ads for google..

youtube karate

Does your karate form look like this?

Type in Karate and you get a serving of advertisements for local schools, and advertisements for google.

Type in youtube Karate and you get a list of fights or demos, and google ads.

Type in youtube karate instruction and you get every person who wants to sell something, and not much in the way of actual instruction. And (sigh) google ads.

Usually the clip goes something like this.

Half the clip is the instructor talking, and not having much screen presence, or evena command of language.

Then you get a lot of poser techniques. Poser techniques are those ‘deadly’ attacks where the attacker has to wait for the defender to work his technique.

Totally unreal. For we are getting either trash talking toughies on the street, or people who show but don’t know.

My real button, here, is the fellow who shows but doesn’t know.

Even if good martial arts is displayed, there is no real information being offered.

Basically, we are talking about Monkey See, Monkey do. A very low level of information sharing used by monkeys and people in third world countries.

If something spectacular is shown (it does happen), there is no info on how to do it, only an ad, and a smug practitioner who is basically saying, ‘Look at me! See what I did? You can do it to if you buy from me! I don’t know how…but you can!’

Now the best bet, if you want to learn some real martial arts, and avoid the Youtube Karate, which is just the latest variation on McDojos, is to be select in what you are typing in.

You can start with something simple like, Learn Karate Online. Then you go through the top few sites and find a site where actual instruction is being offered, and the instructor sounds like he might actually know something.

A better method would be to do a little research and find a list of karate styles, spend some time learning about them, then pinpoint your research.

The sad fact is that as great as the internet is, it is being manipulated by people who want to make money, and not people who want you to have information.

But if you understand this, and decide that you want more, and then get a little intelligent instead of just typing in youtube karate.

The best bet is just to skip youtube karate and head over to LearnKarateOnline.net.

The Inertia of Ignorance and Learning Kung Fu

Learning Kung Fu is Hard When You Have to Overcome Yourself!

I should say the odd thing about teaching human beings, not just teaching kung fu or karate to some fellow. But the fact is…people refuse to accept information.

Let’s say you’re teaching some fellow Kung Fu. You can say something like ‘twisting the wrist on impact is dangerous. The joint is unstable upon impact.’

Now, this is a big deal, actually, can result in damage, but so many systems use the twisting wrist to teach beginning students…but, they don’t teach the white belts why, or how to transition the technique to a more stable punch.

You see, the wrist is unstable, but it teaches people how to focus their power. Once they learn how to focus their punches, they need to learn how to snap a vertical punch, what is called a ‘sun’ punch, or some other variation. But when you tell them that, the mind shutters.

They shake their head, and continue on their path, and it is as if you never spoke.

It’s not just karate or kung fu, it’s deeper, it goes to the person’s ability to listen, to actually process information.

That is, incidentally, why the martial arts are so vital to learn. Somebody disagrees, and you can show them on the dojo floor. You can make them open up their ears.

But, that doesn’t cure the person of his problem of not being able to listen. Even somebody who has studied the martial arts for decades has this problem. Here is the  thing they will actually think when you tell them something.

‘Oh, we have that in our kung fu style.’ Or Karate style, or whatever.

They don’t say it, they just get this smug look. But the truth is this: yes, they had it in their kung fu style, every system has everything, if you look far enough, BUT…they were not aware of it before you spoke of it.

This problem, incidentally, I have given a label…‘The Inertia of Ignorance.’

Simply, people won’t let go of their ignorance. They protect it; they are not willing to admit it because, darn it, they think it will make them look like they aren’t smart!

But holding on to your ignorance is what is not smart. If you don’t admit your were ignorant of something, then you can’t learn: your protection of your image as somebody who is wise and knowledgable stops you from learning .

Do you understand what I am saying?

Now, go ahead and peruse Monster Martial Arts. Hopefully, what you have read here has removed you from that attitude, and opened your cranium to the influx of new ideas. Because, I guarantee…the stuff you find on Monster, this Matrixing science, has never been seen before. It is brand new information, not written of by Bruce Lee, nor recorded in Ninja scrolls, not anything.

Brand spanking New, and that makes it very difficult for people who are more concerned with their image of themselves than their desire to learn kung fu, or any other martial art.

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Learn How to Fight Kung Fu Style!

Advanced  How to Fight Course!

There is a new course on How to Learn how to Fight.
This is actually an advanced course, taken from a second black shaolin course I was teaching. It is called Rolling Fists, and it is based on old Kung Fu drills, but taken to a whole new level. Guaranteed, you’ve never seen a martial arts fighting method like this.
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Nobody can Beat You if you know Rolling Fists!

The method used increases intuition ten times faster than any other martial arts freestyle method in the world.

There are twenty segments on the course (three hours), and they come on four disks.
Learning how to fight is crucial to your well being.
In a time when you don’t trust the government, when there are flash mobs and home invasions and perverts being released on the streets, every single person needs to know how to fight.
Heck, if Zimmerman had known how to fight, maybe he wouldn’t have shot Martin. You know?
At any rate, this course is cutting edge, it uses matrixing technology, which is a form of logic designed to fit the human brain.
Remember, if something is hard to learn (try memorizing five hundred kenpo techniques, or the 32oo martial arts techniques of Daito Ryu Aiki Jujitsu!) then it will be hard to use on the street. Just too much stuff in the mind.
This method doens’t pack the mind with junk, it clears out the mind and installs a simple concept based logic.
Really, it is a ‘no brainer’ way to learn how to fight, and in the best sense of the word.
Have a great work out, and be forever safe.
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How to Do Martial Arts the Quick and Simple Way

Learning How to Do Martial Arts the Fast Way

There are a lot of reasons why you should learn how to do the martial arts the fast way. You can’t take a long time to learn real self defense, martial arts contracts are so long that people end up getting married, going to school, the mugger won’t wait, and all sorts of other things. In this article, however, I want to look a little more in depth at this problem of how to do the martial arts fast.

how to do martial artsMind you, I am not talking about learning how to do martial arts moves, or how to do martial arts kicks, or something like that. I am talking about learning a complete and total system. I am talking about learning how to do taekwondo, or do kung fu, and all within a few months.

I know, common opinion is it takes four years to black belt, and a dozen or twenty years to master karate or kung fu, or any other single art. And the reason people thought it took a month to cross the country by stagecoach is because cars hadn’t been invented. Let alone planes.

But the United States army teaches a person how to be a soldier within a few months. That’s high tech weaponry, how to move as part of a unit, how to do all the things that a highly trained combat specialist must know to survive outright war. So why can’t somebody learn how to do the martial arts in a few months?

Or, if you really want to get into it, how long does it take for a child to learn how to work a computer? Heck, you give a kid a computer, an ipad or iphone, and they will have those things singing and dancing within a couple of minutes! So why can’t we learn martial arts the way kids learn how to do computers?

What we are talking about is intuition, and not the mindless, rote drilling of martial arts techniques you probably won’t see in a fight. Intuition is the grasping of a concept, and if you grasp the concept it takes very little karate drilling or taekwondo drilling, or whatever your martial art drilling, to make it work. Even things like Dim Mak and Golden Bell Kung Fu training, if you understand the concept it takes very little time to learn.

Heck, when you learn something, it’s always difficult, until you suddenly understand the concept, then it all becomes easy, so easy it is almost magical. So why not learn in the conceptual way, and bypass all the confusion and delusion that goes with not understanding what the heck you are doing? Why not just leap to the head of the class, get the Martial data, and then do it?

In this martial arts teachers experience people are able to learn in this fashion, the only problem is figuring out what the concepts are, and how to present them so the karate practitioner or the aikido student understands them. Heck, any martial art can be broken down to concepts, the only reason we haven’t done this thus far is that people have become enthralled and enchanted with the slower, classical martial arts methods. But we can break free from the ‘classical mess,’ we can learn concepts fast and intuitively, we can learn how to do martial arts the fast way, and make it look easy.

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How to Learn Karate the Right Way

A Better Method to Learn Karate the Right Way!

People think that to learn karate has to be hard and long. Actually, you do have to work hard, but if you really want to learn karate, and learn it fast, you have to work smart.

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Learning Martial Arts doesn't have to be hard!

The majority of Classical Karate systems teach Karate through the Heian forms. They were originally called Pinan forms, but Gichin Funakoshi changed them.

These were the forms taught the to Okinawan Imperial Bodyguards. They were also taught to the Japanese Imperial Bodyguards, and to the Korean Bodyguards. These forms really worked to bring out the true spirit of Karate.

The fact is that the forms are filled with karate movements that can be used to disarm samurai. And, they can be worked in this day and age to take out the street thug with the greatest of ease.

Originally, these forms were taught right out of the box. A new bodyguard would start with the first Pinan, and then proceed through the entire five. When the art of Karate was introduced to the school children of Okinawa, however, a more gentle gradietn was needed. It was difficult for the children to remember the moves without a little more work on the basics. The solution was in the forms known as Kebons, or basic forms.

There are varying numbers of Kebons, depending on what art you are studying. Some versions of classical karate have three beginning kata, some have five, and the number, and even the content of these karate kata changes from art to art.

Isn’t it interesting that basics can change? They shouldn’t be able to change, and arts that are taught effectively and lose fewer students tend to stick to a basic set of basic forms.

To move to a later form of Karate, Kenpo Karate, they have one form, and it is taught the same in all Kenpo schools.

With this in mind, I decided that there shoujld only be one basic beginning form in Karate, and I developed the ‘House’ form.

Interestingly, the ‘House’ kata is being picked up by a vast number of schools and styles. Not just Karate, these schools teach House, and they don’t deviate. House is always taught the same, and there is a reason for this: you can’t argue with the simple arrangement and logic of the thing.

What is also interesting is that as students spend a little time on this beginning form, they start extracting advanced techniques out of it. Defenses for two strikes, pressure point strikes, even grab arts, are contained in the simple form that, on the surface, looks like just a better arrangement of basics.

I know some people want to hold to the old, classical karate methods, but if they tried the House Kata they would find a better way of teaching students, a better way of retaining students, and a better way of moving their students into advanced material. House Kata is simply the best method if you want to learn karate the right way.

You can learn more about Mouse Kata and how to learn karate the right way if you pop over to Monster Martial Arts.
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Seven Criminal Reasons to Learn Kung Fu in This Insane World!

Learn Kung Fu or Else!

If you decided not to learn kung fu, too sweaty, too much time, maybe you should reconsider. This world is going absolutely bonkers, and I mean in our own safe, little communities. Here are seven examples of people who have gone crazy, and they are the total argument for learning self defense techniques in this world.

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Two girls didn’t like the way some guy was taking their McNuggets order at their local McDonalds, so they jumped over the counter and chased him. His response was to pick up an iron bar and beat both of them bloody. Gee, maybe the insane should learn Karate or Kung?

Young kids don’t have the only edge on insanity, because a sixty year old woman repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend. Her reason was that she was just sure that he was cheating at the Monopoly game they were playing! Do not pass go, do not collect $200, go directly to jail…and it’s too bad her boyfriend didn’t learn Krav Maga or Jujitsu!

Some people say Americans have too much protein in their diet, and maybe that is true. Consider the case of the fellow in Georgia who actually firebombed a Taco Bell because they didn’t put enough meat in his Chalupa. Maybe if he had taken some judo or karate lessons when he was young he would have had a little more self control.

And have you ever had  gotten a little angry about all the bureaucracy? Don’t get mad because, as happened in Cleveland, a 49 year old man had to go to the hospital because a poll monitor for the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections tried to actually bite his nose off! I’m sure that 49 year old guy wished he could learn Kung Fu or Taekwondo or one of those martial arts.

I don’t know how much Kenpo Karate or Aikido would have helped this pair of oldsters in Washington state. A 31 year old man who was living in the woods decided to attack the oldsters with a bow and arrow and a hatchet. He killed the man, left the woman for dead, and went on his merry way.

Of course, one could argue that more medication, not martial arts lessons is the answer…and they’d be wrong. One out of every twelve Americans is now on meds, and the society is not getting any more peaceful. Actually, when a violent crime is committed, often the first question the cops will ask is whether the criminal was taking Prozac!

Last in this bizarre hit parade is the case of the 18 year old man who met a girl online and traveled from Arizona to Wisconsin to meet her. Once in Wisconsin a pair of girls held him captive in their apartment for two days and slashed and stabbed him more than 300 times as part of a Satanic sex ritual. Guess that kid should have decided to learn kung fu.

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Gangs Learn Martial Arts by Joining the Military!

Join a Gang and Learn Martial Arts?

This is an awful notion, that a gang member could learn martial arts by joining the army. The sad truth, however, is that gang recruitment is up, severely, and these gangs are actually using the military for training in martial arts, combat weapons, and all manner of skills. This could be utterly terrifying, if you think about it, a gang member being trained as a soldier and then turned loose on the streets of America.

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That the number of these criminals enlisting in the military is up is without a doubt. According to the FBI there has been a sizable 40 per cent rise in gang membership since 2009. These are people reared in the gang society, don’t have work, and the military presents a viable option for earning a living.

To be truthful, many gang members join the military with the desire to get out of the gang life. Once in the military, however, they find a culture of gangsters in the armed services. These gangsters go about enlisting new gang members, and picking up any ‘strays’ that are attempting to leave the gang life.

The FBI further says that they have evidence that over fifty different gangs, representing all the major gangs, have presence in the armed forces. These gangsters come from 100 different areas of the country. This is a rather large segment of the population.

The FBI also claims that that only are gang members joining the military, but other undesirable types are finding a home there. Members of Outlaw Motorcycle gangs have been joining the army. There have even been instances of prison gangs signing up.

That this criminal element is becoming a serious threat to homeland harmony is obvious. These budding felon types can get military hardware, such as machine guns, and even explosive devices. All too often these criminal types join the army reserve, then go home on leave and share the training.

One thing these gangsters can do, once they have joined the military, is use military resources to enhance their criminal activity. Apparently gang members have been able to use military computers to search for potential areas to expand their criminal activities. Gang members have actually searched military database and communication systems to deal in drugs.

To summarize, it is hard to know what to do about this situation. The military needs intelligent men, and a clever gang member fits the need. At any rate, that bad people could learn martial arts, and actually use other facets of military training is something the federal government may have to meet.

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Learn Martial Arts Or Else!

Learn Martial Arts Or Else!

Learn Martial Arts or else, eh? Sounds grim.

Well, the tale is that I went to the post office. Nobody there except one, lone girl. She was a slender thing, intelligent face. Put a smile on her face and she could be in Hollywood. Put a frown on her face and she’s nobody.

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Put up your mitts and...GRIN!

And here’s the point: I remember being that young. I remember life being a thrill, and I wanted it to stay a thrill. Furthermore, I remember being that young and…healthy. I wanted to stay healthy. So I studied martial arts.

Sure, in the beginning there was probably some fantasy about being able to beat up the bad guys, but I got into a real martial art and learned that that wasn’t correct thinking.

And, in the end, I ended up healthy, and I ended up with a smile on my face.

Not a frown.

And here was this girl, young and healthy, looking forward to the rest of life…with a frown.

All she to do is take a martial arts class! Learn how to use her body! Learn how to use her mind! Instead…she wants to be grumpy.

So here’s the key. The universe is a mirror. It reacts to the thoughts we have. Grumpy thoughts = sour life. Happy thoughts = happy life. It is that simple.

That grumpy girl is going to end up a sour maid, old and wasted, bitter and sure that the world is against here. And…it is. The world is against her because she thought it was, and so it was. It mirrored her innermost thoughts.

So the universe is a mirror, and we are the only thing able to ‘swirl the waters’ of that mirror. Want to make it swirl faster? Really make the world cook and go the way you want it to? All you have to do is get other people to help you swirl it. And, here’s that key again, you smile at somebody, get them to smile, and you now have two people making the world happy for you, swirling the mirror, making life work the way you want it.

So smile at another person, and another, and within a short time you have a tribe of grinning fools, all making your life better and better.

Now, deserve that responsibility, deserve their good wishes, lest you lose them.

As for me, I decided the best way to contribute to that ever growing smile of mankind was to teach martial arts. Help people be young and healthy–help them learn how to ‘swirl the mirror.’ I decided to help people learn martial arts.

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