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How to Tell if You’re Studying a Real Martial Art

I had the most interesting conversation with a student today, and the result was the definitive way to know if you are studying a real martial art.

I’ve said before, that if you are contesting with another person, you are simply fighting. The true martial art has to do with knowing yourself, yourself as an opponent, and so on. Check out the video, then I’ll explain what I’m, talking about.

Think of it this way…if you find yourself making a plan during freestyle, you haven’t been studying a real martial art.

See, a lot of martial arts teach an art, and they teach freestyle. in other words, they are teaching you something about the body and motion, and then there is the real world of fighting. But that means the two things you are studying don’t have anything to do with each other.

A true martial art is a plan, so you don’t have to make a plan during freestyle; the art you’ve been training in is a plan for freestyle, and if it doesn’t work, then it wasn’t a good plan, and it wasn’t a real martial art.

Do you see it?

Don’t study an art and freestyle, study an art that is a plan for freestyle.

But, remember this kicker…this is crucial…if your art is just fighting, then it isn’t an art.

I advocate learning Matrix Karate. That will make your art real. Even if your art is an esoteric version of Lam Duck Kung Fu from Wudan Monastery atop Mount Whatever…Matrix Karate gives you a logic, and it will start you on the path to making your art real.

Anyway, check it out, click on Monster Martial Arts, and pick up a free book while you’re there.


What the True Martial Art is Not

So many people study, so many people think they are doing the True Martial Art. Probably time to inject a bit of data into this concept. The True Martial Art doesn’t have to do with fighting. People who fight other people are doing a sport, having a contest with others. The True Art has to do with reducing a conflict with one self. The Real Art doesn’t have anything to do with tournaments or seeking glory. It has to do with finding ones self worth. The pure martial art doesn’t have anything to do with gaining power over others. You only want power over yourself. You want harmony for others. Power is only one slice-a very small slice-of a pie filled with a lot of other concepts. The art doesn’t have anything to do with gimmicks. That cyber pseudo science…nerve transitioning through fear impulses…ghetto blasting power punches…that’s nothing more than a few techniques wrapped around a fancy concept. Better to study the real thing. The True Martial Art is more than a style or a system, more than a movie star or a hidden secret. It is a science, and it can be defined exactly. If your art doesn’t define the true art exactly, with no doubt or confusion or conflicting points, then you are not studying the true art, but rather one of the pale imitations. If you want to know more about the True Martial Art, pick up a free ebook at Monster Martial Arts.