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The Difference Between a Black Belt and a Master in Karate or Taekwondo or Kenpo

Karate, Taekwondo and Kenpo are specific to the difference between a Black Belt and Master, so I thought I’d mention all three.

Here’s the trick. Put a thumbtack in your fist, and break two hanging one inch pine boards with a punch. Don’t lay the thumbtack sideways, put it in the direction you are punching.

If you end up with a hole in your hand you aren’t a master, and probably aren’t even a black belt.

Now, I could leave you with this, and a lot of people would be confused and angry, but let me tell you the trick.

You relax the fist and hit with the bone.

You don’t smash the fist, you stick the bones through the boards.

This is going to require you to adapt your techniques, change things a bit, maybe a lot.

But, that’s okay.

It’s time people learned that martial arts such as Karate, Taekwondo, or Kenpo are not bash and trash arts, but gentle things requiring balance and sensitivity, the correct knowledge of how to do things the easy way, and this is the essence of the difference between a Black Belt and a Master. Check out my website, Monster Martial Arts, Matrixing Chi might be of interest to you, as it explains a lot of things about Chi that people don’t understand. There’s a FREE book available on the front page.