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Perfect Martial Arts, Perfect Character, Perfect World

Perfect Martial Arts

Good Lord!
It’s 100 degrees
up here at Monkeyland,
and that’s in the shade!
Perfect work out weather.
That’s what it is.

The reason the martial arts are perfect
has to do with sweat.
First,
you sweat the body,
what that does is remove impurities,
gets rid of toxins,
makes your body a fit temple for the spirit.
I mean,
after you sweat,
you’re clean inside!

Now,
second reason,
and this is important.
The universe is a bunch of stuff flying around.
The better you handle the stuff flying around,
create and avoid collisions of stuff,
the better functioning you are.

A fist is flying at your face,
you learn to see it,
to be intuitive about it,
to handle it.
Then,
you leave the smaller universe of the dojo,
and apply those lessons you have learned
to the universe at large.
A boss comes at you with a question.
Did you complete that job
you were supposed to finish last night.

Well,
maybe,
maybe not,
but the idea of a boss,
even an angry boss,
is small compared to the idea
of a fist flying at your face.
So you answer,
you handle the flack,
you stay in the game.

A guy without martial arts
is going to blubber a lot,
whine,
moan,
think up excuses.

A guy with martial arts
is going to get the job done.
Simply,
he has been trained to get the job done.
To put aside people punching at you,
until you can deliver your own punch.

Now,
if the martial art you are training in is only fighting,
it will have minimal value.
It’ll still work,
but you’ll ‘stand on principle’
at the wrong time,
or you’ll get upset and push back.

If you have classical martial arts,
which are aimed at perfecting character,
then you won’t make a fight
out of a simple question,
you’ll just give the answer,
receive the praise or anger
and move on.

Do you see how simple it is?
How simple martial arts makes life?

Now,
a guy goes to school,
he learns some stuff,
but he doesn’t learn how to stand in front of anger,
face it down,
and keep going.
Instead,
he is taught to ‘get along,’
to be socially compliant.
Martial arts teaches you how to get along,
but it doesn’t sacrifice your character to do it.
It teaches you to stand up
to look your fellow man in the eye,
and get along without knuckling under.

And,
here’s something else to think about,
how many of your bosses know martial arts?
Or,
of all the bosses you have had,
how many knew martial arts?
The answer is probably that the better bosses you have had
all knew some kind of martial arts,
had trained in the martial arts at some time.

It’s true.

And here’s something scary.
How many politicians have done martial arts?
Heck,
not many.
And the reason is clear.
what martial artist wants to hang out with politicians,
with people who are known for being corrupt and dishonest?
And what corrupt person
would want to learn the martial arts?

Okay,
so what I am telling you here is clear.
Work out and purify yourself.
Learn to face and handle the punch or throw,
become so competent,
that your competence bleeds over
into your every day
work a day world.

Now,
here is the thing,
the martial arts have been improving the planet
for millenium.
As opposed to, say, politicians.
And,
why haven’t we been able to overcome
corruption and politics?
Because we haven’t learned fast enough.
We have learned only as fast as the politicians,
so we have been tied with them,
neither side winning,
and the ‘fight’ going on through the ages.

So,
matrix.
Speed up your learning.
Learn something that is incorruptible,
that will make you stronger and smarter
at a faster rate,
faster than politicians can dumb down schools.

That is a solution,
and it is fun at the same time.

Look,
we can have a better world,
but we have to commit ourselves,
deal with the corruption,
refuse it in our own souls,
and refuse to put up with it
in the souls of others.

So…
Matrix.
And…
work out!

Check out
The Master Instructor Course.

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/4-master-instructor-course/

It gives you the data
to make your form perfect,
your techniques perfect,
and that will ell perfect your character.

Have a great work out!
Al

Chess…and the Perfect Martial Arts: A Case History

Is it Possible to have Perfect Martial Arts?

I recently wrote on article on ‘Beyond Western Muscles and the Martial Arts,’ and in that article I mentioned an idea I had come across many years ago: that in a perfect chess game white will win for the simple reason that it moved first.

This has obvious implications in the martial arts. Two combatants edging towards each other, the perfect gunfight, searching for that threshold of distance wherein they can strike first and without getting struck.

Some people didn’t agree with this. I thought it a simple matter of extrapolating Einstein’s theory of relativity, and the resulting corollaries in subatomic physics, but, alas, I guess I was not…the first to move.

Then I had an interesting email wherein the fellow said that if two tai chi masters fight, the one who moves first will always lose.

Lord! Now I didn’t know what to think!

Except (aha!), if one understands that the perfect state of consciousness (awareness) is to consider oneself the center of the universe, and that everything revolves around oneself, and that there is no proof that anything (or entity) exists, except as is created by the being at the center of the universe.

This theory holds up to the concept that at the center of all motion is motionlessness. This theory finally achieves the concept of perfection in the martial arts, and in the whole universe!

In this realm thought ceases to be motion, and becomes the ultimate no motion.

Which brings us to the grand conclusion.

If one doesn’t move first, then one will win. This fulfills the highest goals of the the martial arts, defines the highest attributes of an individual, and results in the cessation of all wars for an everlasting reign of peace on earth.

After, of course, one puts a big juicy, raw steak on his eyeball.

If you want perfection in your fighting abilities you have to matrix your martial arts. Go to Monster Martial Arts and find out what Matrixing is.

If you like martial arts humor you should check out the Case Histories column at Monster Martial Arts.

Yoga is Ideal to Sculpt the Perfect Martial Arts Body

Here’s an interesting fact, the most efficient height for the human body is five foot six. That’s the height which has the length of bone over which the muscles do the maximum pull for the skeletal structure. And if you’re like me, not five foot six, then you’ve already missed out on having the perfect martial arts body.

Well, maybe not. There are a lot of factors going on here. After all the bumblebee is not aerodynamically sound, and he does a pretty good job, so perhaps we should look at how to make the most out of what we’ve got, and maybe break a few conceptions in the mix. To be specific, there are three misconceptions on this idea of creating the best martial arts body.

The first misconception is that the size of the muscle makes for the best muscle. With respect to body builders everywhere, this is just plain wrong. Large muscles, when it comes to the execution of martial arts technique, can be a detriment.

For some reason people have equated muscle building with large, but when it comes to combat, you don’t want to go in large. The simple fact is that large weighs more, and is harder to move around.

I am not making that old accusation that large is musclebound, I am just saying that for maximum efficiency, over a period of time, one has to sculpt the exact right size muscle for the specific job undertaken.

Yes, if you can end a fight in one punch, large might be the trick, but how long do fights in the ring last? And, you will notice that not all champs are candidates for muscle building competitions. Champs, for the most part, have found out that they are most efficient in their actions when their muscles are dense.

Not large, lean is okay, but dense.

Now, I wouldn’t be so foolish to say that a person should do no weightlifting in their martial arts training. But, I would say that the bulk of their training should be aimed at body weight calisthenics.

It is a body weight that you are attempting to pummel or toss around in the ring, and it is your own body weight that has got to do it, so body weight calisthenics makes sense.

Now, having said all that, let’s look at the second misconception…no pain no gain.

This is one of the most ridiculous and downright harmful concepts ever to be foisted upon the unwary.

You’re saying that if I hurt myself during training, if I risk damaging my body during training, I’ll be able to be a better fighter.

No, I’ll be a crippled fighter, and that’s the facts.

Yes, it’s fun to push oneself, but at the slightest sign of pain, you should be backing off. And, you should learn where the pain starts, so you can learn how to not get so close to it in the first place.

The third misconception is that you don’t get better with age. Yes, you will hit a peak sometime in your life, but generally, you should be able to become stronger all the way through your life, right up to the last couple of years. This is not a fantasy, but an actuality.

So consider yoga.
In the first place, it is a body calisthenic, and a rather unique one. Instead of no pain no gain, one nudges the body up to the threshold of pain, but before the pain starts, he relaxes. That not only doesn’t enter into pain, but, as the person becomes more able, he raises his tolerance without ever entering into. This is going to make for a body that can train harder and longer. Furthermore, in doing Yoga one achieves awareness, balance, relaxation, and all the other things that a truly great fighter needs.
Most important, you can work out all day long. Serious. After the break in period, you could do yoga ten hours a day, and feel refreshed.

And this is the point of it all. Physically working, all day long, will trim the fat, dense the muscle, and make the body into the perfect Martial Arts body, and this perfect structure will last through the ring, out of the ring, and through the years to the end of days.

If you are interested in sculpting the perfect martial arts body take a look at the Yogata page at Monster Martial Arts. Yogata has been expressly designed for the martial artist on many different levels.