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Making the Four Decisions of Martial Arts Freestyle!

Winning at Martial Arts Freestyle

To be victorious while using martial arts in a fight it is necessary to make the decision to win the fight. Without that decision, simply, there is no way you are going to become victorious in freestyle, or kumite. Thus, you have to practice making the decision, and then implement a plan so that the decision becomes reality in your martial arts freestyle.

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There are five decisions you must make to back up the decision to win a fight. This combat strategy is found in every fight. This is the strategy you must understand and master if you are going to be able to deliver the original decision.

The first decision, and the most important, is that there is going to be a fight. Interestingly, you don’t have to get in a fight if you refuse to make the decision to be in a fight. Even if the other person has made a decision, unless you agree with his decision, you don’t have to fight.

The second decision involves distances involved in the fight. You should understand , at this point, that a fight is going to collapse in distance. And, you must understand that if you can control this distance, and even change collapsation into expansion at will, you can control and win a fight.

The third decision has to do with which side of the bodies the fight is going to occur on. One out of eight people being left handed, a fight will usually occur with right hand, and the bodies will turn to fit the hands, and the fight will be on that side. If you can control that decision, as to which side the fight will be on, then you are going to win that fight.

The fourth decision is going to be whether you are on the inside or the outside. What this means is that if he punches with a right hand, you must block/push/whatever so that his right hand misses you on the outside, and you see the inside of his wrist. And, if he punches with the right, you must block/push/whatever so that his right hand misses you on the inside, and you see the outside of his wrist.

There are other decisions in a fight, there can be millions of decisions, literally. Do you wish the fight to be conducted at a specific distance, such as foot, or fist, or elbow, or whatever. Or, do you wish to control the decisions so that the fight collapses or expands in distance as you wish, from foot to elbow to knee to throw to fist to foot to whatever, your choice, and so on.

The point, however, is that to control all the other decisions, you must control the first four decisions. If you can understand and create drills to back up these decisions, then you can win any fight. Of course, as I said in the beginning, the first decision, that you are going to win that fight, is the most important.

The Matrix Karate course will enable you to figure out ALL the decisions one has to know how to make in a fight.

How to Create a Motor in the Martial Arts

Here an old post that deserves a new read…

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One of the more profound mysteries in the martial arts is the concept of Chi. Chi is a mystical energy that pervades the universe in mysterious ways. And, chi is supposed to be a mystical energy that after a lifetime, you can use to do superhuman things. Unfortunately, proof seems to be sadly lacking for these claims concerning Chi. Maybe there are a few people who can do things, but most people can’t, and just a few exceptions here and there don’t prove the truth of certain theories concerning the subject of Chi. Fortunately, there is a theory that will result in Chi, that is not mystical, and that will work. A motor is two terminals which result in tension. Everything in the universe can be defined as a motor. Every tension in the universe is the result of a motor. An atom has a proton and electron interchanging to create energy. A cell has sodium and potassium interacting to create energy. Everywhere in the universe that you find two terminals opposing, you will find energy, and you will find a motor. And, when you take a martial arts stance with the human body, you have increased your weight, and this causes energy to move between the body and the planet. When you shift the weight from leg to leg, from stance to stance, the weight moves up and down the legs, and this excites the tan tien, a spot two inches below the navel which generates energy for the body. Thus, there is energy, and the body is a motor, and you can call this energy chi. Here’s the problem: everybody concentrates on making the body strong, and so creates only the low level chi required to operate the body. What people should be doing is focusing awareness on the procedure. If you build the awareness it takes to create the energy, you will build the energy that will result in the ‘superhuman’ potential that people look to Chi for. Thus, do your form, build awareness, and concentrate not on the violence of action, not on building the body, but on becoming aware of what you are doing. Feel the energy going down and up your legs, feel the energy building in the tan tien, and feel your connection with the planet. Do this and you will shortly become aware of energy building in your body in a surprising way. Energy that tingles a body part just by thinking of it, energy that warms the palms upon mere thought. Energy that can be channeled throughout your body and into the various body parts, and can even be felt outside your body. Once you have started building energy in this manner, then you can start searching for more spectacular ways to use it.

Why Does It Take So Long to Learn the Martial Arts?

imagineThe bully charges out of the alley and tosses a whole, darned trash can at you! Do you ask him to take that garbage can back because you’re only on your ninth Karate lesson and haven’t reached the deflecting the garbage can lesson? Or do you ask him go away because, here it comes, you forgot to pay your dues at the local dojo?

There is a point to all this silliness, why do the martial arts take so long to learn? You can teach a guy to fly a jet, get in a dogfight and get shot down, spend time in a concentration camp, get released and run for political office, and become a senator, and retire, in the time it takes to learn some systems of the martial arts. I heard of one system that it takes seventeen years to get to Black Belt in!

Some people will make the excuse that you’re learning more than self defense. You’re solving martial mysteries and its all about the lifestyle and you need to invest in your old age, you know? But you’re still lying under that trash can and the guy is pulling out a knife, and no matter how many lessons you’ve taken, you have to do something!

One of the old sayings that I heard, long time ago, is garbage in, garbage out. The sad fact of the matter is that if something is hard to put into your head, then it might not be easily accessed and used. Maybe it would be appropriate to find an art that is as easily absorbed as track, or boxing.

It is true that the Martial Arts are not a sport, they are an art, but they can still be learned easily and quickly. They just have to be taught not by one mystical technique after another, but rather by understanding concepts behind them. Those endless techniques that you memorize, to be truthful, are random data, and, often as not, they don’t really relate to one another.

That is a problem, to be sure, even if you learn a thousand techniques, you might not have enough data to be able to make sense out of the whole thing until you reach one thousand and one. And, let’s face it, a hundred years is to long to become competent. And then go to heaven.

The solution is that the martial arts must be taught on a conceptual basis. Instead of having a fellow memorize endless strings of tricks, have him learn the rather simple principles behind those tricks. Have him learn conceptually and he’s suddenly going to be able to figure out those thousand techniques without any need for endless memorization.

Give him an acorn and throw in the watering pot, that’s what I believe, and then watch the oak shoot upwards. Most martial artists, and I don’t mean to be mean in this observation, are lost in the limbs of the trees. The real way to teach, however, is to show the guy the principles, then have use those principles, and, faster than a rabbit on steroids, you’ve got yourself a fast and competent martial artist.

How to Create a Motor in the Martial Arts

3jQso4One of the more profound mysteries in the martial arts is the concept of Chi. Chi is a mystical energy that pervades the universe in mysterious ways. And, chi is supposed to be a mystical energy that after a lifetime, you can use to do superhuman things. Unfortunately, proof seems to be sadly lacking for these claims concerning Chi. Maybe there are a few people who can do things, but most people can’t, and just a few exceptions here and there don’t prove the truth of certain theories concerning the subject of Chi. Fortunately, there is a theory that will result in Chi, that is not mystical, and that will work. A motor is two terminals which result in tension. Everything in the universe can be defined as a motor. Every tension in the universe is the result of a motor. An atom has a proton and electron interchanging to create energy. A cell has sodium and potassium interacting to create energy. Everywhere in the universe that you find two terminals opposing, you will find energy, and you will find a motor. And, when you take a martial arts stance with the human body, you have increased your weight, and this causes energy to move between the body and the planet. When you shift the weight from leg to leg, from stance to stance, the weight moves up and down the legs, and this excites the tan tien, a spot two inches below the navel which generates energy for the body. Thus, there is energy, and the body is a motor, and you can call this energy chi. Here’s the problem: everybody concentrates on making the body strong, and so creates only the low level chi required to operate the body. What people should be doing is focusing awareness on the procedure. If you build the awareness it takes to create the energy, you will build the energy that will result in the ‘superhuman’ potential that people look to Chi for. Thus, do your form, build awareness, and concentrate not on the violence of action, not on building the body, but on becoming aware of what you are doing. Feel the energy going down and up your legs, feel the energy building in the tan tien, and feel your connection with the planet. Do this and you will shortly become aware of energy building in your body in a surprising way. Energy that tingles a body part just by thinking of it, energy that warms the palms upon mere thought. Energy that can be channeled throughout your body and into the various body parts, and can even be felt outside your body. Once you have started building energy in this manner, then you can start searching for more spectacular ways to use it.

The Secret Behind Butterfly Gung Fu!

Shaolin ButterflyI’m addicted to the martial arts. I’ve studied Southern Shaolin and Northern Shaolin and Wing Chun and Tai Chi and Pa Kua and…I can’t stop. This is not bad, of course, for the health benefits and the clarity of mind are absolutely phenomenal. There is one problem, however, that I wish to address here, concerning the martial arts. It can take several years to become expert in a system of Gung Fu. It can take more than a dozen years to master a system of Gung Fu. This is much, much too long. My solution to this problem was to concentrate on isolating the main concept–and motion–behind a system of kung fu, and concentrate upon just that concept. I didn’t want to learn by memorizing series of tricks, you see, I wanted to go for the gold. I wanted to find out the real secrets behind any system I studied. Every system I studied, however, was based on a different concept. Wing Chun slipped and angled , and the Mantis pulled with a hook. Pa kua made circles and deflected, and Tai Chi guided by absorbing. None of the systems seemed related! But, I reasoned, fighting is, at heart, fighting! There had to be a simple concept that tied them all together. There had to be some simple thing that was common to each fighting system, no matter how different the fighting system seemed to be! There had to be an underlying principle that I was missing. And, in the end, I found it. No matter what type of Kung Fu you are studying, the body is the common denominator. Kung fu, flower arranging, dance, taking a walk…they all need a body. And the body is constructed the same, for the most part, from person to person. Thus, I dissected and analyzed all the arts, and found that there is a principle of body motion, relating to and coming from the body, that is the same for virtually all arts. And the arts I was studying suddenly made sense, and I could see the connections. I had found the source of it all! Eventually, I formed my own system, and it is based on this common principle of body structure, and the only potentials of motion that a body is capable of. I call this system the Shaolin Butterfly, and the true glory of it is that is includes virtually all potentials of motion from all other systems of Kung Fu. Oh, and one other thing about this system that is great–it can be learned in a couple of months.

The Slowest Martial Art in the World!

Martial Arts Training at its Best!

Okay, heres a shocker for you to think about–you are learning the martial arts using the slowest method of education in existence in the world. Its true. And it is propagated through the mysticism and awe of attaining something that, should you use an updated method of learning, would speed up your learning up by a factor of ten.

The martial arts work on a method that has worked for the history of the world, for monkeys. This is the monkey see monkey do method of education. Using the monkey see monkey do method of education, you are trained to memorize random strings of data.

Thats absolutely right, random strings of data. In fact, to be perfectly accurate, it is random strings strings of random data, and everything is tied together through mystical concept. Not logical concepts, but mystical concepts.

That system of kung fu you’re pracrticing, the one based on an animal–I have never heard of an animal being logical. Oh, you fight like an animal would fight, in concept. What youre saying is that the movements that resemble how an animal would move have been gathered together so you could copycat them.

Copycatting is not a concept, and it is not being logical in any sense.

Copycatting is doing what youve been shown…or, in the martial arts world, sold. Lots of money in selling copycat methodology, because you can just keep rearranging the strings of data and fooling people into thinking they are getting something scientific.

Now, you might think that I am down on martial arts because of what I have said. The opposite is the real truth, however–I am so in love with the martial arts it is unbelievable. I dont, however, believe in learning through antiquated methods.

What I do is take the mysticism of the martial arts, utilize logic to line it all up, and learn ten times faster than the next guy. This method, a vastly different than any method you have ever seen, is called Matrixing. Matrixing is an actual scientific method–it is not the latest fake-scientific-wordage (cyber cranial digitation, neural brain synapses, and that sort of made up so on) that internet marketers use to sell their gimmicks.

The inquiry I often get is how does it work. Consider: if you had 4, 5, 3, 8 and a shaved donkey, you wouldnt know how to count. If you had 1, 2, 3, 4, and so on through all of your digits…you would know how to count.

What I do is align the martial concepts in the correct sequence, so there are no missing numbers, no out of order numbers, and no ridiculous concepts tossed in. When people learn the martial arts in this fashion it is possible to learn, as I said, as much as 10 times faster. Of course it all depends on the person learning, and whether they have a basic education, and etc.

The above all being said, it was not an easy thing to figure Matrixing out. In fact, it took me over 30 years, as there was no precedent for what I was doing. The job is completed, however, and martial artists the world over need no longer be trapped by–the slowest method of learning in existence.

Here’s a great article on a more brutal form of martial arts training using…a Tiger!

Matrix Martial Arts is Brand New Martial Science

Matrix Martial Arts puts Science into Art

Matrix Martial Arts is not based on the movie called The Matrix, but on a form of computer science. It is based on Boolean Algebra, which puts 3D programs on to 2D screens (computers, TV, etc.)

That it works is proven by the 100s of pages of martial arts testimonials I have received. These were not solicited by me, but just came in. They came from people with no experience to dozens of years of experience. They came from people who studied karate, learned Shaolin, practiced Kenpo, and just about every other martial art under the sun. It is not unusual for me to receive a win from some fellow with 25 years experience, an instructor, who has practiced Hapkido, Silat, Pa Kua Chang, and so on and so on and so on.

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There is a simple science here…

Here are a few of the testimonials I have received over the years:

There I was, doing a form, I was glowing and I had a certainty: I knew I was a Master. I knew I could be victorious in a fight but that I would never have to fight–my glow would melt any attempt to create a conflict. ~ Herb S

Herb was one of my early students, from back in the 1980s.

…my perception and awareness of my own body from the feet, legs, arms, etc., have gone up tremendously. The attention to detail seems never ending when studying and teaching. The ability to catch each detail, at the right time, is an important item to grasp if you want your student to really get what you’re teaching them.
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Wiley took one of the first Master Instructor Courses I ever offered. The following win is a little lengthy, but it shows what YOU can do if you have the information.

First off, I would have to give you a little back history so you can fully appreciate where it is that I’m coming from.  When I was about five, I started off learning Nagano Ryu from my father, who learned it from his uncle, who in turn learned it from his father, and so on.  There wasn’t much too it – it was basically a garbled version of the 40 Monkeys, with some Judo basics, and no forms.  [It turns out that this system is actually an ancient form of Ninjutsu that is no longer in existence today!]  The main thing that I took away from this early training however was something that my father kept telling me, which was: “Practice one thing a thousand times and you will finally understand it.  Practice it ten thousand times and you will be a master.”  After about a hundred times of being thrown to the ground I got the picture.  But, I also got the “bug.”  I fell in love with the art, and have ever since been in the process of trying to become that master. 

 I spent my teen years learning Karate from an old Okinawan dude, and a sensei that wouldn’t give me my black belt until I could beat up every brown belt in the school.  I learned countless forms, but barely any basics.  After getting my black belt, I started fighting in semi-professional kick boxing matches. However, I eventually got beaten by a little Thai kid, and realized that all my years of karate training had little actual use in a real fight. So, I moved on to Muay Thai, and then Brazilian Jujutsu, and soon found myself gladiating in an octagon. Needless to say, those were the dark years of my art.  (Though, I did learn some valuable up-close and personal lessons about what a real punch looks like and what it feels like to get your ass kicked!)

It took a real butt-kickin’ before I came to terms with the fact that I wasn’t going to become a true master through combat alone.  So, I fell back on my previous training and started doing forms again.  I decided that I would approach them from the viewpoint of how to make them actually work.  After a while, I started to realize that the Old Masters just might have had something.  A while longer and I re-kindled my purpose to resolve the martial arts puzzle and become that master that I always wanted to be.  That’s right about when I met a guy at a party (Harry) who told me about this guy “Al” who supposedly already did just that.  I was intrigued.  I ordered some manuals and started pouring over them.  I was so incredibly appreciative that somebody had already spent so much time researching and laying the path to a goal that I thought was going to take me a lifetime (maybe several.)  My art expanded and I reached a whole new level.

 Then I did the Master Instructor Course and it hit me.  The Basics that are so concisely communicated in this course including the Matrix principle IS the solution.  It doesn’t matter what “style” I call my art, because all styles follow these same principles.  It doesn’t matter how hard I train or how many repetitions I do if I don’t train the right way.  And I would never become a master if I didn’t know how it all fits together.  Now I do!  I can honestly say that I am now on the path that I have always sought as a martial artist.  Thank you Al!

These wins are just the tip of the iceberg, and a good thing to do would be to go to the Testimonials page at Monster Martial Arts and do a search on your particular art. It might just pop up, and it might give you some ideas of what I’m doing and how this Matrix Martial Arts thing works.

Be a Ninja! Sneak Up on Anybody!

Sneaking up the Ninja Way

To understand how to sneak up on somebody like a ninja, there are three things you need to know.

First, the body is a motor, and it gives off waves, or vibrations, or just simple heat. These things can be felt by another person. The proof is simple: somebody walks behind you and you feel it, and your hairs stand up.

Don't try to sneak up on this guy!

Don’t try to sneak up on this guy!

Second, and this requires a bit more research, but the head apparently makes quite a bit of noise, but that noise is all below the normal hearing level of a man. Well, yeah. Who wants to hear the gurgles and gulpings of a head in gear. It is most likely a sound that we’ve tried not to hear deliberately, just for a little peace and quiet.

But who would not suppress the noise of a head?

One night I decided to see if my dog was a good watch dog, so I snuck through the front door. Everybody was in the back of the house, and the air in the house was coming through a back window in the rear and blowing out the open front windows. So there was no way the dog could have smelled me. Suddenly he entered the room, growling, looking for the intruder. But if he couldn’t smell me…then he must have heard me. And I surmise he detected the clunks and clonks my head was making below my own threshold of hearing.

Now, the third thing you should understand. Man is run by a spirit. He thinks he has a spirit, but he really IS a spirit, and spirit is Awareness.

Not perception, for perception is merely the perceptic tools (eyes and ears and such) that awareness looks through. Further, Awareness is something that cannot be measured in the universe.

So, if a man is aware enough, he can detect the awareness of another sneaking up on him.

Not the sound below the threshold of hearing, not smell or vibrations, but awareness.

The trick, if you want to sneak up on somebody is simply to still your awareness, to be silent in your thoughts, and this means to think ‘away’ from your target.

Want to sneak up on somebody? Take a bunch of years of discipline, the martial arts are good, and learn how to focus your awareness in a direction other than your target, even as you move in on your target. If you can ‘unthink’ in this manner, then you stand a chance of actually sneaking up on somebody.

What you do, when you arrive at your target, is up to you, but that is how a ninja sneaks up on somebody.

The above stated, your assignment is to try and sneak up on MonsterMartialArts.com. Good luck, sucker!

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Secret Kung Fu Styles That Will Kill You!

Secret of Secret Kung Fu Styles: The Real and Actual Truth!

Secret kung Fu Styles, or maybe Ninjitsu, or that death touch dim muk style where you touch the inside of a guys pinkie and he dies of kidney failure at precisely 3:22:45 Tuesday the 16th.

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For something to be true the opposite must also be true

I have always loved a good comic book, and I don’t deny that there are secret martial arts styles, but the truth of it all is something else. You see, where you gonna go to learn this super secret agent kill ’em with a look secret kung fu? I know they are advertised on every strip mall, but then you sign a contract and go to tournaments and you never really learn this super secret practice only on a full moon style of ninjitsu death touch.

The fact of the matter is that it is a selling gimmick. Learn good solid martial arts, none of this secret kung fu system or ninjitsu poison hand bushwah, and you’ll understand.

Solid muscles, good reaction time, a clean mind whereby you can see things the way they are. That is the key to it all.

I measure progress not by how many people I have killed…but by the number of times I have gone to class, done my forms, worked out with solid friends.

You see, the real truth is not in some rare knowledge that was never written down in a book but rather passed form father to son for 14 generations is that when you do those forms, again and again, your mind calms down. It likes the repetition. And in the repetition it stops being so wild and crazy, and it even gets out of the way.

Get rid of your mind, be you, see things the way they are, get an appreciation for good, solid work and wonderful friends. That’s the real mystical and secret kung fu that you’ll find in the ancient temple. Not a secret, but a common sense.

Of course, you don’t have to believe me, you can order that secret kung fu, that death dealing ninjitsu on the back of that comic book cover over there, the one about superheroes and other things that have actually happened and are real.

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There Are Only Eight Martial Arts Techniques On The Planet!

It is true that there are only eight Martial Arts techniques in all the Arts. I wrote an article on this a while ago, but a few people have asked me to clarify, so let me write again. Hopefully I won’t be saying the same things twice. Check out the video and I’ll tell you about these eight.

There are eight specific kinds of attacks one will encounter in combat. These are when somebody initiates an attack in the following ways. A club, a knife, a gun, a sword, a spear, a fist, a foot, and an attack from behind.

You could stretch some of these martial arts attacks, or perhaps claim that not all should be included, but remember I chose these after three decades in the arts. There is reason for my choices, and these reasons have to do with analyzing the potential motions one faces in life. Guaranteed, these eight techniques include virtually all attacks, and even allow for future growth of the martial artist.

You could break things down further. For instance, you could analyze everything as a line. Thus, there would be a middle-sized blunt line, a short sharp line, a line of projection, a long sharp line, a middle-sized curved sharp line, a line from the ground, a line from the shoulder, a line from the rear.

You could extend the Catchers (which is what I call these eight martial arts moves) by including such notions as a line with a bend (hinges), such as a nunchuck or triple section staff. Or a flexible line, which would define a bullwhip. You wouldn’t be in error, but studying my eight moves will prepare you to handle other potential lines.

Now, here is the big caution, warning, or whatever you want to call it. Technically the Catchers are advanced techniques. This is because one should study a variety of techniques, even whole arts, in depth and to an extreme before working on the Catchers.

The Catchers, you see, can best be implemented if one knows all the variables of motion behind them. If one has not studied whole arts, all the potential ranges and attacks and so on, then one simply does not have sufficient data (depth and variety) to make the Catchers work. So you must, simply must, study not just one art, but a whole range of related arts.

This means that you must study not just taekwondo, but pa kua chang and Kenpo and taekwondo and so on. Truth, the Catchers were actually made because of studies in a range of different arts. Guaranteed, you must have a lot of information at your fingertips if you want to make these Martial Arts Techniques work in any situation.

The Catchers are the logical result of studying Blinding Steel and Matrix Kung Fu (Monkey Boxing). Head over to Monster Martial Arts to learn more about these arts.