the police don’t show up
until after the crime.
you get the car chase
or the cop off duty
being at a bank during a robbery,
but those are oddities.
The fact is,
the police show up after the crime.
they do the bad job
of having to arrest people,
but it is,
mostly and largely
after the crime has been committed.
What am I saying here?
That they shouldn’t be the only ones
to be able to defend themselves.
proven by statistic
is a resounding no.
a law was passed,
I believe it was in Florida,
making it easier
to carry a gun,
and the incidence of crime
dropped like a rock in a well!
But it isn’t about guns,
it is about the willingness
and the ability
and the physical condition
to fight back.
Scariest place I ever went
was a slum
down around Compton.
Promotor obviously got a deal
was able to hold a martial arts seminar
in a large building.
300 fellows and gals
were standing in line,
and cars would drive by
filled with gangsters.
they were obvious,
when they passed the building
with 300 fellows and gals in line
all standing with good posture,
and clean minds
an interesting thing happened…
300 sets of eyes would suddenly turn,
focus on the gangsters,
and the gangsters got
the heck out of there.
There was no way
they wanted to take on
that looked them straight in the eye,
and were willing to fight back.
So train your children in kung fu
Be willing to have and use
And watch the demise of the bad guy.
Got a letter,
from Rick C.
he asked some questions
that a lot of people have…
My area of study is Kajukenbo; and based on watching the Matrix Karate DVD last night, I am reasonably sure that matrixing Kajukenbo would be very straight forward. Time consuming, yes, difficult no. I think it would be best to break Kajukenbo into its 7 arts (Karate, Judo, Jiujitsu, Kenpo, Boxing, Kung Fu, and Escrima), and matrix each of those. My questions are: do you think that is the right approach? Is there a particular order you think these should be taught in? Do you teach each matrix’d art to completion, then move to the next? And, how does sport karate fit in? And finally; for the traditional forms, would those be one entire section?
Let me take this point by point.
is a classical example
of people trying to matrix,
of people combining everything
and trying to make sense out of it.
this does result in a loss of logical approach,
(even if the art has a good approach,
there won’t be a matrixed and logical approach).
To separate and matrix each art is exactly right,
the smaller the matrix you write
the easier it will be.
even though I used incredibly simple and basic matrixes.
I wound up with a dozen courses plus.
I recommend people go from hard to soft,
linear to circular,
or some other geometrical or physical arrangement
when they put the separate arts in order.
matrix each art to completion,
then go to the next.
While you’re doing the next art,
the previous art will be
‘sinking into your bones,’
giving you depth of art.
You can matrix sport karate,
but you should remember
even while you do this,
that a sport is not art
for one simple reason…
in a sport you fight somebody else,
in an art you subdue (control) yourself.
for traditional forms,
I teach them after teaching a matrixed form.
They give more depth,
they have advanced techniques,
you can understand them ten times better
after you have done a matrixed form of the art.
One last thing,
if you decide to matrix all your arts,
do a couple,
then get one of my courses
and compare to what you have done,
and see whether we are on the same page,
if matrixing is holding true,
and so on.
There will be an astounding depth of data
that you will receive
if you do it this way.
I want to go a little neutronic on you.
For you guys and gals
who are newbies to the newsletter,
Neutronics is the study of motion,
it is the science behind the science
Neutronics includes all martial arts,
and that science of non-motion,
The reason you work all potentials of motion
is to open all lines of energy
within the body
and thus come to an understanding
of your true body
(what is outside the body)
This is why you should matrix all martial arts
so you can explore all potentials of motion
and thus open all lines of energy
and thus be able to operate your body
at full potential
and enable it to perceive the universe
in the most true fashion.
told you there was going to be a lot of little things,
and we went from the brutish potential
of handling violence in today’s society,
to heavy duty matrixing,
to the simplicity and purity of Neutronics.
time to wind down
so I (and you)
can go work out.
Let me say you should look into
the Shaolin Butterfly.
Thousands of years of martial arts history
condensed and made logical
in ten simple forms.
This includes two man forms,
and a completely matrixed form of freestyle.
The first guy that ever read the book,
even before I came out with the course,
…in early 2000, I was talking to the owner of a martial arts book store…she asked me to read a small book and see if maybe I could learn anything from it. I looked at the title The Complete Shaolin Butterfly by Al Case.
I took the book home and read thru it and then started to learn the forms. Within a month I was able to do each of the forms well. Then something happened I found myself enjoying the martial arts again.
Then a few months later I had people asking me to teach them this martial art.
A whole art
for thirty bucks,
tell me that wouldn’t be worth it?
if you already know a single art,
you would be effectively doubling your knowledge.
Don’t you want to know twice as much?
At that low price!
Here’s the URL
Check it out,
spend a couple of months doing it,
and really learn something.
you guys and gals,
time to head off to your work out now,
have a blast,
and throw a few extra kicks and punches
Talk to you later
Quotes from Secrets of the Furious Five
(Shifu is meeting a young Tigress at the orphanage)
Shifu: Tigress. I’m Shifu. I am-
Young Tigress: (turning to Shifu, with anger in her voice) Afraid?
Shifu: (Shuts the door to Tigress’ room behind him) No.
Young Tigress: Well, you should be! I’m Tigress! Tigress the monster! (turning away sadly at the wall) The monster no one wants.
Shifu: (firmly but gently) You are not a monster. You’re just a little girl. (Tigress gasps softly. Shifu takes out some dominoes and spreads them out. He holds up a domino) Let us play? (Tigress grabs the domino and, because she cannot control her strength, breaks it, sending a piece flying in the air. Shifu reaches out and catches it, then holds it out for Tigress to see) You must learn to control your strength.
Po: (narrating) And so the training began.