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What Happened to Kill the Martial Arts

How the Martial Arts were destroyed!

That the martial arts were destroyed is all too obvious. The good news is that it is easy to fix them.

For thousands of years the martial arts were passed on from instructor to student. There were high standards, and any who didn’t adhere to these high standards would simply be beaten up. Challenged. So only the best passed on the best art.

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Immediately after world war two American servicemen went to the orient and began studying the martial arts. Because of the length of tours of duty, the servicemen were enrolled in schools for maybe two years, often only one year. Yet, they came home as black belts. Or, they didn’t even make black belt until they were on the plane and awarded themselves.

This resulted in a huge degradation of art. Instead of teachers having ten years experience, they had a year or two of experience, and they were, even if only a brown belt, promoted as black belts…and as masters.

Now, there is a complete write up on this phenomenon at Monster Martial Arts. Read the Matrix Karate page and you will fully understand exactly how it all happened, and not just from Japan to the United States, but all through the history of the martial arts.

And, this leads us to the cure for this ‘disease.’ Knowledge.

You see, there is an exact science to the martial arts, and to teaching the martial arts. This science is called Matrixing, and it is designed to show the student what the weak points of his martial art are, and how to fix them.

This is the first time in the history of the martial arts that an actual science has been figured out and used. Furthermore, since it is a science, and not just an art, you actually learn faster…a lot faster. Not slow, like in ten years of paying dues, but as fast as you can understand knowledge.

If you want to know about this science, if you want to fix what has been done to your martial art, simply head over to Monster Martial Arts and read about Matrixing. The whole site is devoted to Matrixing, and so is the Monster Newsletter.

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In a normal martial arts school, the first few months you learn to defend yourself. Once you can defend yourself, however, something interesting happens. You begin the struggle to collapse reaction time.

If you could respond faster, you could win.

Over time, you learn how to move at the same time. Takes decades, but you learn it. And, maybe you are one of the blessed few who learn to act before.

Not react, because that is to act after. But to act.

No reaction time is an interesting place, and you realize that nearly all fights are a reaction. They happen after an insult, a slight, a shoulder shove, which happen after a bad day, a lousy personality, whatever.

And the true martial artist learns to avoid the reaction, to see it coming.

He’s the guy in charge, he’s the guy who teaches,he’s the guy who stays calm in the middle of the fray.

Now the real tragedy is that so many people start, then stop.

It seems they like to be stuck in reaction time, victim to the circumstance. And, it is too bad that so many advertisements play to this mentality. But then a victim can be manipulated to buy.

That’s where I realized that I was up against it with Monster Martial Arts. I was teaching the original stuff, and I was teaching accelerated methods for getting that calmness of mind, of getting a fellow out of reaction and into action.

But it’s hard to sell that to a victim personality. He wants a wham bam punch in the eyeball approach, and I was selling the real thing, where you outgrow childish behavior and learn the real art.

Fortunately, there’s enough smart people in the world, and more people are getting smarter every day. Some day, if I and people like me can push enough true martial arts, we’ll have nothing but real martial arts schools.

Check out Monster Martial Arts. Matrixing if you want the accelerated approach, or Evolution of an Art if you want the old tried and true approach. Which ever method you choose, it’s done the right way.

Johnny Cash’s Advice For Fixing The Martial Arts Systems One Piece At A Time

Didn’t know that Johnny Cash could fix Martial Arts systems, did you? Well, actually, his advice is for fixing cars, sort of, but it translates directly to the fighting disciplines. And it is sound advice indeed.

Johnny put out a song almost forty years ago called ‘One Piece at a Time.’ In the lyrics a fellow who works in a car plant, who will never be able to buy a Cadillac, steal one off the assembly line ‘one piece at a time.’ Unfortunately, the bits of auto were smuggled out over a lengthy stretch of time, and the assembled vehicle was quite the mess.

1958 hub caps over 1967 tires. 1959 tail lights with a 1973 rear end. The thing was a mess beyond proportion and manufactured by rediculosity, and that brings us to the martial arts.

That cross grip flip throw you learned in Taekwondo, it’s actually a Japanese technique built for Samurais. That pressure point for bringing ’em to their knees, it’s actually taught better in Tai Chi Chuan classes because…uh, well, because. And that combination you just learned at Shotokan freestyle class, it looked better in Ed Parker Chinese Kenpo Karate.

You see, every martial arts school in existence, all of them, are cobbled together out of the bits and pieces of different nations, different religions, different mindsets. The kata and patterns are really frankenstein abortions. The techniques are a hodge podge put together out of whatever fell out of the sky.

Look, I’m not speaking ill of the animal, on the contrary, I think that people did an incredible job. Unfortunately, no matter how sterling the basic concepts in one’s art, they are a melting of many metals, prone to come apart at the worst time. And the real concepts have been obscured, transformed, melded to fit another concept, and the true martial art is not in sight.

People, you see, for millennium, have assembled tricks into arts, and this jury rig of art has confused and made obscure the real truths of the combative disciplines. Consider what has happened, for thousands of years people have made art, driven a vehicle, as it were, and not once has anybody ever stopped and tried to take it all apart, shine the pieces up, and put them back together in the right sequence. And there is a right method; there is a true art.

The true art is defined by physics, but not a normal physics, rather a physics that has to do with bodies, combat, and the falling of an apple out of a tree. A physics that is not plain to see for the simple reason of being too close to the eyeballs. At any rate, if one did actually fix the various Martial Arts Systems they would end up with faster reaction times (no reaction times), because all the data would be logical and more easily understood, and entire arts that could be taught much, much, much faster.

Al Case is the only person on earth that actually fixes Martial Arts schools. Head over to his website, Monster Martial Arts, and pick up an totally free ebook.