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Creating Your Martial Arts Every Day!

Newsletter 910

What Does the New Year Hold for the Real Martial Artist?

Happy New Year!
And…what ya gonna do about it?
Gonna get that next belt?
Gonna study a new art?

The truth is this:
we create ourselves anew each day.
So you have 365 chances to create a new you
in the coming year.

here’s the plan.

print out goals and tape them somewhere
you will see them every day.

Put them on the bath mirror,
the door you have to go through
to get to the world,
put them on the frig.
Put them somewhere…
Don’t let your goals fade.

back up your goals with actual action.
Set up a time and place,
set up a schedule for classes…AND MAKE ALL WORK OUTS
the most important thing
is to NOT get lazy.
Don’t let the action fade.
Wake up ten minutes early for the forms routine,
meet with the guys Tuesday and Thursday and Sat for working out.
Go to the gym,
especially your personal martial arts gym

realize that life doesn’t work unless you work.
In some ways this is the most important thing,
this simple realization.

Here’s what I did…and still do.

I set up my garage
or some area in the backyard,
as my dojo.
I set up a kicking bag,
I have a place where I can stretch.
I have enough room for forms.

Then I make a schedule and keep it.
For instance,
I would do martial arts Tuesday and Thursday,
Monday and Wednesday I would bike or run.
Friday I ate pizza.
I am not kidding.
Hard work needs a reward,
but if I missed one of my work outs…
I didn’t get pizza,
or whatever thing I had set up for my reward.
No ice cream,
no soda pop and popcorn and a movie.
I would use my wasted time,
for an extra work out.
That’d teach me!

the fun thing was setting up which martial art i wanted to study.
I liked to start with tai chi,
especially if I was feeling lazy.
Just standing in my dojo,
watching my body move,
and suddenly I started to feel more energy.

Another thing I do is change the art I study every month or two.
I liked doing karate one month,
kung fu (shaolin butterfly) the next month
Tai Chi the third month,
and then I would do it all again.
This type of rotational cross training
really helps me keep a fresh mind on it all.
It tends to get rid of plateaus
and keeps me on a steady rise
of mental acuity and physical ability.

So…what is this year going to hold for you?

Check out the courses here
and select the arts you wish to learn this year.

Don’t stop,
don’t drop,
just come out on top!

Have a great work out and…





Language in the Martial Arts

Newsletter 766
The Pure Language of Matrixing


I was reading the other day,
and a fellow was remarking
how important it was to understand
the language of the martial arts.
The particular phrase being discussed was ‘Oss.’
Which everybody says and nobody knows.
I didn’t know,
and I’m still not sure of the spelling.

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Bruce Lee would not have stood for GMOs!

So the Japanese had small frigates and subs,
the aisles were narrow,
so narrow it was hard to salute.
So the crew member would nod to an officer,
and the officer would say,

Which means…
‘carry on.’

does that help you do a side kick better?
Does that improve your form?

It might make you smarter,
especially if you were on a Japanese frigate
from many years ago.

I believe you should learn everything you can,
does knowing this make you a better martial artist?
wouldn’t it make you better if the person,
instead of saying ‘Oss,’
said ‘carry on?

Which brings us to ‘appropriateness.’

I see students bowing manically,
slapping their thighs as they do s o,
and shouting ‘Oss,’
to their instructors.
So they are taking the role of the officer,
and telling their instructor he is a crewman
who better get to work.


that all said,
do you have to understand Japanese to learn Karate?

I heard people say this back in the sixties,
and they backed it up with such observations as,
‘there are concepts in the Japanese,
that Americans can’t understand.’


So you have to be raised in another culture,
‘Muricans are too dumb.

Sounds like racism to me.

in fifty years of study
I have not found ANY concept in the martial arts
I couldn’t understand.

I did find that the more difficult concepts
were actually a problem
of being misrepresented in the original language.
When I translated to English,
and used physics,
EVERYTHING resolved.

Which brings us to matrixing.

My purpose in the martial arts
is to make them simple and easy to understand.
To get rid of barriers to learning them.
To unclutter the mess,
to unmix the confusion,
to translate the bushwah into physics.

Want to learn another language?
Go for it.
It’s good for you.
if you know more you will learn faster.
don’t think that learning a language is a requirement.

And here’s something to think about…
every system is a dialect
of the pure language
of matrixing.

I’ve been working on the Binary Matrixing book.
It’s getting close.
Probably your last chance to get the Blinding Steel course,
before I take it down
and re-market it
and at a higher price.

check out this

column I wrote when I was with the mags.
I wrote it in ’96,
and UFC was barely hanging on…


have a super fantastic work out!



Don’t Break ANY of these Martial Arts Laws!

A Martial Arts Lesson for Lawbreakers!

Good evening!
Gonna be a GREAT weekend!
Cause you’re gonna have a GREAT work out!

Got an announcement coming up,
but before we get into that,
let’s have a hoot or two.

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tekki one

Kima Chasie ~ Horse Meditation

Did you know that in Foxboro, MA
no martial artist can practice if his shoes are untied.
Got to be true, eh?
I sort of remember that Karate guys work out in bare feet,
maybe they mean all the other martial arts guys/

in Sutherland, Iowa
it is strictly forbidden
to kick the hat off somebody’s head
using martial arts.
I guess if you can kick a hat off
and you don’t know martial arts,
it’s okay.
I mean,
I don’t know for sure,
some of these furshlugginer martial arts laws
are tuff to figger out!

in Casper, Wyoming,
martial arts experts may not wear goatees,
they are illegal
unless one has the appropriate and special permit.
Now that is experts,
which would be black belts,
so i suppose one could have a goatee
until they reached black belt,
then they would have to shave that sucker off.

to be honest,
I am a wee bit unsure of the veracity of these legislations.
again to be honest,
anything is possible in Obama’s America.

That said,
I will assume that these laws are true,
until somebody from
Foboro, Sutherland, or Casper,
writes to me and tells me otherwise.
it gos without saying,
I will be extra careful if I am ever caught in those towns.
If I am not caught,
I probably won’t be careful.
You know how that is.

I have a special release coming.
It’s actually going to be a re-release,
it is the introduction to that release
that is going to be the most interesting.
Here is the title of the book
that is being prepared
for that special release.

The Truth About Matrixing
(The First and Only Science of the Martial Arts)


How to Grow a Martial Art from the Ground Up


The Scientific Way to Enlightenment in the Martial Arts.

Quite a title, eh?
But I’m pretty serious about it.
But here’s the thing,
there’s too many people
who just pass on by,
who look at the website,
think I’m a scam,
aren’t willing to learn anything
outside of their small world.

So I am going to poke my finger in their eye.
I’m going to tell the truth about Matrixing,
I’m going to enlighten people,
show them how matrixing really works,
and let the cards fall where they may.

When you think about it,
it’s not right.

People go to school,
they learn things,
and most of what they learn is bushwah.
here comes the truth,
and we’ll see what happens.

I’ll tell you more about it
in the next newsletter or two.
And I’ll arrange that you get a chance
to get this once in a lifetime freebie.

All these people who have been saying no,
get it for free.
But you,
who believe,
are going to have to do something for it.
But that’s okay.
It’s a good cause.
A matrixed world,
a world full of matrixed martial arts,
is definitely worth doing something extra.

Okay ka-dokay!
That’s all I’m going to say.
I’m still working on it,
very intense,
but we’ll get there.

In the meantime,
I meant what i said
at the beginning of this newsletter.
you really are going to have a GREAT weekend.
And you really are going to have a GREAT work out!

So go for it,
and I’ll keep you updated on this release,
as it gets closer,
and closer.


Here’s a link for you!


Check it out, watch the video,
and know that it is all simple and logical
if you just matrix.



Why You MUST Learn Two Martial Arts

Why You Should Learn a Second Martial Art

What a way to start the week!
A great work out,
that is the only way.
So go do it,
and I’ll tap my toes until you’re back.

Welcome back!

let me explain why you should learn a second martial art.
I know,
many of you already understand,
especially if you have already learnt other arts.
But here goes…

black belt yoga styleflykickFirst,
if you know a hard martial art,
there is TREMENDOUS benefit
in knowing a soft martial art.
it changes the way you think about your hard art,
and improves your abilities at your hard art.

For instance,
if you know Karate,
the highest realm of karate
is done with softness.
You still snap your blocks,
but you use less energy to create more impact.
You may not understand this
if you only learn a hard art,
but it will likely become obvious if you learn a soft art.

And if you know a soft art,
you should learn a hard art.
So many people can’t make their soft arts work,
but if they do a hard art,
they learn ALL sorts of things about reality,
about impact,
about what a punch really is,
and then their soft art works so-o-o much better.

And even things like health benefits
work MUCH better
if you understand how your art really works.

that is the obvious answer,
a simply hard to soft, soft to hard concept.
let’s talk about ALL the arts.

One reason for learning as many arts as you can
is that it improves your understanding
of the different ranges of the martial arts.
Taekwondo might give you feet,
Karate might give you hands,
jujitsu might give you throws,
and so on.

Blending all these arts will make you
a more complete martial artist.

There is also the geometric aspect to the arts.
Each art describes different geometries,
or ways of manifesting and handling energy.

Karate is a hard line with impact.
Kung Fu is more circular with impact.
Aikido is circular with no impact.
Tai Chi is circular but with soft impact.

And so on.

my descriptions are going to be liquid.
Different people will see and absorb
different arts in different manners.

But this is a start.

Here is an article in which I discuss some of this stuff…


the above all being noted,
let me offer one other thing.
Matrixing is the only thing that will allow you
to combine martial arts
so they come together smoothly.

For instance,
shotokan is a solid stance platform
that does not support the circular hands of Kenpo.
enough matrixing,
and you will see how to do this.

And there are examples of this ‘non-meshing’
in virtually every possible combination of arts.
But matrixing willg et you through it
so it all makes sense,
and so that all arts become one.

here’s a package that will save you money.


And there are other packages at MonsterMartialArts
that will save you money,
and make you into a more complete martial artist.

the more complete your arts are,
the more complete you are.

Have a great work out!

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Release of New Book on Bruce Lee!

Bruce Lee Book Just Published!

The name of the book is ‘Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do, and Neutronics.’

Written by Al Case, a martial artist with near fifty years experience in the martial arts, this book takes an outside viewpoint of Bruce Lee, and his martial art (Jeet Kune Do).

Bruce Lee writing

Click on the cover!

Bruce Lee is often considered, specifically as to what drove him to his martial arts theories. The main focus of the book, however, is to compare and contrast Jeet Kune Do to the more classical martial arts, specifically, the author’s art of Karate.

This is a hard core book. While it is respectful, it is obvious that the author holds Mr. Lee in high esteem, there are some very hard questions asked concerning the formation of JKD, and the real purpose of the art.

It is also an intelligent book, going into Matrixing Technology, which is the first and only science of the martial arts, and Neutronic philosophy. The author claims that because JKD is an advanced martial art only advanced methods of thought can be used to analyze it.

Which is to say that if you are Beeavis or Butthead, you may want to avoid this tome. It won’t teach you Jeet Kune Do, and it may hurt your head to actually start thinking about it.

Mr. Case has, as said, near 50 years martial arts experience. He began Kenpo Karate in 1967, quickly became an instructor, and went on to study virtually every martial art that came down the pike during the Golden Age of Martial Arts. He became a writer for the magazines in 1981, and had his own column in Inside Karate. Thus, Mr. Case doesn’t enter the picture as a newbie, but an experienced fighter and writer. His compare and contrast with JKD should provide the most enlightened student with much thought.

Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do, and Neutronics, will be released and on Amazon within the week, and students interested in the paperback version should do a search on Amazon probably by the last week of April 2015.

Students who would like to save $5 and purchase the instant download of the book should go to FreeBruceLee.com.



Are you Suffering from Emotional Punctuation?

The subject of emotional punctuation  isn’t normally what I would talk about on this blog, this is about martial arts. but when i get a good article published I always like to pass it on. So here is the skinny on emotional punctuation because, even if you’re a martial artist, you should know something about writing.
If you’re a writer, it is good that you’re suffering from emotional punctuation. If you’re not, you should at least understand it. And how do you go about understanding this bizarre term that sounds almost psychiatric in tone? You go to the latest article by Al Case.

how to become a writerhttp://www.bookdaily.com/authorresource/blog/post/1640833

And there it is.

Don’t dally now, don’t let emotional punctuation get the best of you.


True Story of Man Afraid to Learn (Martial Arts)

Newsletter 742
And Congrats to New Master Instructor

Got an incredible story about a fellow who is scared to learn.

Before we go into him, however…

Congrats to a new Master Instructor.

how to develop chi powerCongrats to Mathew Tucker!
Here’s is his win:

Hello again Al,
-I have a story to share with you. One if my close friends has been training in kajukenbo for the past couple years. Every week he goes and literally gets the crap beat out of himself all in the name if “body conditioning”. A week ago he and I were talking and I told him “there is a better way”. I began explaining to him the concept of matrixing and he was intrigued. I worked with him for about an hour and he was amazed at how much easier it was when I explained it (using the principles in the master instructor course). But here is the kicker, after all that he said that he is hesitant to use matrixing because it might undermine his “certified” instructors teachings. Lol. Needless to say I was dumbfounded. Al, I know you offer video testing for the individual courses, but how does the master instructor testing work? What do I need to submit? Please let me know. It would be nice to have some type of “certificate” so people like my buddy Josh will know “it’s ok to listen”. Lol.

Thank you Matthew
And congratulations.

Before I get to the qualifications
for the master instructor testing
let me talk about his friend.

The largest problem I have
is people who are blind.
Literally blind.
They have eyes,
but they can’t see.
They have minds,
but they can’t think.

Consider his friend’s position,
‘I am afraid to learn matrixing
because it might threaten what I have already learned.’
even worse,
he’s afraid because,
it might ‘offend,’
or undermine his ‘official’ instructor.

Two things come to mind.
Political correctness,

Political correctness because
he is afraid to go against his group,
his leader,
Fear because
he says he is afraid.

Can you call yourself a martial artist
if you are afraid?

You can’t.
You haven’t made it yet.

But the thing here is this:
he is afraid to learn.
No matter what the reason,
he is afraid.
And he is going to an ‘official’ school,
and getting beaten up every week.
Which sort of tells you
what schools are really all about.
Beating up people,
instilling fear,
so they can make money.

Go on,
think about that.
There’s gonna be some weird stuff in that thought,
but there is a lot of truth in it, too.

The fact of the matter is
if you are a martial artist,
you should be possessed of a sort of
humble arrogance.

You walk the walk,
but you’re careful in your words,
because you’re walking around people
who are in fear,
who are scared,
and you don’t want to frighten them.

Go on,
think about it.
If you gave a good, ripping
kiai (spirit shout)
in the middle of the mall,
you would have women screaming,
men dropping the pavement,
children crying,
and security would run to arrest you.

Don’t believe me?
I dare you to try it.
I’ve done it,
and that’s EXACTLY what happened.

we are living in the midst
of a society that is scared.
Where fake martial artists bully people,
and the true art isn’t much to be seen.

So that is why I congrat to Matthew,
and to all the others
who had the courage to sidestep fear
and actually look at a new thought.
A way to organize the martial arts,
and jump out of all the BS
and get to where they are going.

Think about it,
here’s a guy getting beat up every week,
and suddenly he finds a better way,
because a Master Instructor takes the time
to sit down and explain the simple facts of life.
And now we have to wait for his friend
to outlast his fear
and take a course himself.


what are the requirements
for this higher level knowledge
that is on the Master Instructor course?
What do you have to do to be certified?

Do the course,
and write me your wins.
Write how it effected you,
how it changed your martial arts,
how you used it to sit down and talk with somebody.
How you helped them overcome their fear of…

That’s the key,
you know.


The material of the Master Instructor course
is the simple facts.
How you use the body,
how you make perfect form,
how you make ANY technique work.

Once you read the course,
watch the video,
you are changed.
The knowledge changes you.
Whether you want to be changed or not,
you can’t deny the simple truth.

So simply send me your win.

I’ve been selling this course
since 2007,
and NOBODY has disagreed
with the material on the course.

there has been mass agreement,
not the politically correct kind,
but the unique, personal kind
of individual after individual,
that the material on The Master Instructor Course
is not just right,
but it hasn’t been seen before
on any martial arts video
or in any martial arts book.

So there you go.
You simply have to put aside
any reluctance to learning something new.
Be willing to learn something,
in spite of other instructors,
in spite of your own hesitation,
and order the course.
Then you do the course.
Then you write your win to me.
I announce you,
and certify you,
and that is it.

Easiest thing in the world,
but you would be shocked
at how many people can’t do it.

congrats to Matthew,
and thank you.

Here’s the link for those who wish…


have a GREAT work out,
and a WONDERFUL weekend!

Talk to you later