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How to arrange all the martial arts into one training method…

What Martial Arts, Exactly, That I teach

Good morning
and a great work out to you!

The question came up the other day,
about what I teach.
I’ve got courses on karate,
kung fu,
aikido,
Indonesian weapons,
tai chi,
pa kua,
and on and on…
so what do I teach?

survivalist martial art

The Complete Military Martial Arts System…

I teach the following,
and with the appropriate method of freestyle
for each specific geometry of art.

I start off with the houses from Matrix Karate.
I am especially adamant
on teaching the first two houses,
and I obsess on the two man variations.
These are VERY concise forms
very short,
but technique oriented,
and combat efficient.

Then I teach four short forms from the Shaolin Butterfly.
The Butterfly
The Flower
The Mantis
Choy and Lee.
Again, I obsess on the two man variations.
These forms are not linear
and explore a wealth of footwork
while staying simple
and combat functional.

Then I move into Walking the circle.
I explore a lot of grab arts on the circle,
which taps heavily into the Matrix Kung Fu.

Finally,
I do tai chi.
I focus on the matrix Tai Chi,
then move into the long yang.

Now,
here’s the deal,
everybody is different,
so I teach everybody different.
There’s going to be a fellow who gets none of the above,
but gets worked on classical karate forms,
because that’s the kind of guy he is.

And then there’s going to be the fellow
who gets taken through hard appliactions of Tai chi,
because of the mix of his experiences
and that’s what he needs.

So while I have a preferred method,
I shift it all around
depending on who I am teaching.

One of the reasons I get away with this odd approach
is that i am always researching.

Some fellow with a different personality
should probably go iron clad
on a specific method.

Now,
that all said,
what courses do you actually need
to get the breadth and depth of material
if you were going to teach in the manner I do.

Matrix Karate for the houses and rhythmic freestyle
Shaolin Butterfly for the butterfly forms and rolling fists
Butterfly Pa Kua Chang for the Walking the circle
Matrix Kung Fu for the grab arts
Matrix Tai Chi and Five Army Tai Chi
And,
on top of that
blinding steel for weapons.

And,
in addition to all that
there are a truckload of courses
to support the basic courses.
I speak specifically of the Black Belt course
the rolling fists course
but there are other courses.

Here’s the deal
an instructor NEEDS all that data!

So while the fellow who loves the martial arts
should pursue a specific martial art,
the fellow who has decided to become a teacher
needs to know ALL sorts of other stuff.

So even if you didn’t want to teach my method,
if you are going to teach karate,
you should know about weapons,
if only to improve your karate defenses,
and you need to know how somebody walking the circle
would effect your linear approach,
and a guy who knows Tai Chi
should know how to insert himself
over distance
so that he can make soft ‘absorbing’ techniques work
against a hard edge.
So a guy who wants to teach,
even if only a specific martial art
should know a lot of martial arts.
And he has to know more
than if he just watched arts on youtube.
He needs to study actual books,
work with people,
and find the depth of each art,
how it relates to him and his body,
his mind and his psyche.

The fellow who has studied one art in depth
is simply not going to be as effective a teacher
as the fellow who studies all the arts,
and then uses all the arts
to penetrate to the far greater depths
of his one art.

It’s just common sense.

Anyway,
that’s how I teach,
and why I teach,
and what you should be doing
if you are studying the martial arts for life.

I’ve got two packages to help people out.

One is the Core Package,
Matrix Karate, Matrix Kung Fu, Matrix Aikido
and the Master Instructor Course.

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/5-core-package/

The second package is the Kung Fu Package,
Shaolin Butterfly, Butterfly Pa Kua Chang,
Five Army Tai Chi Chuan and
How to CreateYour Own Art.

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/kung-fu-package/

Each of these packages are geared
towards helping people
who are in certain stages of development
in their martial arts.

Anyway,
the whole point of what I am saying here
is that Monster Martial Arts,
the science of Matrixing,
while it is for individuals and individual arts
is more for the whole and complete development of instructors,
of the people who drive the martial arts through the ages.

So,
whether you agree with my specific method or not,
there is a TREMENDOUS amount of martial arts data here
that will help you devise and teach
in the manner you select.

While I present a science,
this is an art we are teaching
and there are many ways and methods
we should look at,
and many ways and methods
to become better martial artists ourselves.

Now,
have a great work out,
and…
Hanakwanmass!
Al

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/5-core-package/

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/kung-fu-package/

A Martial Arts Closed Combat System

Martial Arts System

When it comes to martial arts systems, one should study a Closed Combat System.

The reason is very simple. The thing is old, and it has been practiced by generations, and the impurities have been more or less weeded out.

close martial artIt doesn’t make for perfect, but it makes for pretty darned good.

Now, let’s consider systems that aren’t closed combat, which is just about everything out there.

The Japanese systems, such as shotokan, have (had, I believe they have finally been discarded) certain compulsory forms which were added AFTER the art came out of Okinawa. The Okinawa masters at the time, and this was some eighty years ago, and the masters were very significant people in the history of Karate, complained mightily, and they were basically told to go take a hike by the political body of the shotokan at the time.

Would you go tell a fellow with fifty or sixty years of martial arts experience to go take a hike? Would you tell ten or twelve such fellows, who all agreed in what they were saying, to go take a hike?

So Shotokan ceased being a closed combat system.

Or, as long as I’m picking on people and arts, how about Tai Chi Chuan? Tai Chi Chuan was basically killed off by the People’s Republic of China, then, when they realized that they could make money off it, they hired a bunch of people who were physical education coaches, often with no martial arts experience, to resurrect it.

Yeah, I think I’ll have Hillary Clinton teach me MMA, too.

Now, the things I have said here are true in EVERY system of martial arts in the world.

I should say, at this point, that I did make a record of Kang Duk Won, which is taken from before Funakoshi, and before Shotokan told the old masters to go take a hike. It’s in Evolution of an Art at Monster MArtial Arts.

And, I should say that I put together my Tai Chi after going through the PRC versions, and then throwing them out for all the old classical that I could find. It’s at Five Army Tai Chi Chuan at Monster Martial Arts.

But the point here is not to sell stuff, the point is to educate you that you have been sold a bill of goods, that if your system was once good, it was a closed combat system, it was CLOSED TO OTHER SYSTEMS! It did not accept data from other martial arts, except through very strict tried and true methods used for ascertaining the workability of any technique, and whether it actually fit the logic of the system.

Well, I seem to have gone off on a rant, I can even see that I have lost the thread a couple of times. I’m not going to go back, though. I’m just going to say that there is a logic that permeates arts that have gone through the ages without much alteration. Unfortunately, you aren’t going to be able to find those arts. But, fortunately, you can always matrix your art and make it back into a closed combat system. That’s the real solution, really.

Take your art, matrix it, look at it, make it pure again…then you will have a closed combat system that will work ten times better than the stuff currently being taught in the world.

closed combat systems

Why Your Martial Arts Doesn’t Work in Combat

Why Martial Arts Don’t Work

I get this question every once in a while…why does a martial arts system fall apart in combat. It’s an interesting question, because people put countless hours into their training, and then they forget how to use it when the SHTF.

horse stance

horse meditation

The first and foremost reason martial arts don’t work is because they are complex. Too many instructors adding too many techniques.

When I first learned Kenpo I was expected to memorize half a thousand random techniques. To be honest, the only way I managed to do this was because they had nifty sounding names. There simply was no logic behind the moves to enable me to memorize them without the nifty names.

Then when I learn the Kang Duk Won, I found that my instructor had doubled the size of the system. He had added seven forms he had created, plus a few odds and ends he had learned over the decades.

Too many techniques, too much data: how the heck is the mind going to sort through that in the middle of combat.

And EVERY instructor is guilty of that. And, to be honest, they can’t be blamed. After all, they are trying to train for any posssibility, striking or kicking or takedowns…whatever.

The solution is to boil your system down to the core concepts, and then grow a limited number of workable techniques that are easy to learn, therefore easy to remember. Then you just drill the holy heck out of those techniques until they are part of your very bones.

And, the fun part, once you figure out how to do this then you can learn multiple systems, you can learn all the systems you want, and not get bogged down in memorizing endless techniques.

It’s not how many techniques you know, it’s how you boil all the arts down to a few simple concepts, and then put them in logical order.

Yeah, I’m talking matrixing here. Take something, make it logical, practice it until you’re dead several times over. I mean it.

Anyway, when somebody asks why martial arts don’t work in combat, this is the first reason that comes to my mind. There are several others, and I will write about these later. But for now, look at your system, boil it down to concepts, and work on what works. That is the Matrixing method for making martial arts work in combat.

martial arts don't work