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A New Martial Arts Master Instructor!

Newsletter 858

A New Master Instructor!

Happy work out to you!
And,

Congratulation to Master Instructor Tony Burnett!

Here’s his win.

Dear Mr. Case,

Thank you for assisting me with our new Defensive Tactics class in the Hurst- Euless- Bedford Independent School District. I have thoroughly examined the recommended Blinding Steel material, the 40 techniques found in the Matrix Kung Fu and the Master Instructor Course with much excitement. I know the matrix strategies you have developed will allow my students to progress much faster and with better understanding than anything else out there. As a retired police officer that is now teaching criminal justice students, I realize how important use of force issues are to the communities we serve. I believe its one of the most important topics covered so I began a search to find courses that would help my students learn and apply knowledge of disarming, joint locks and standing take downs to name a few. After reading many positive reviews of your system, I purchased Matrixed Aikido, and I learned as much from it in four days as I did in 25 years of training in Aikido for DT!. After that course, I purchased the core set that included Matrix Kung Fu, Matrix Karate and the Masters Instructors Course and became even more impressed. The Blinding Steel course (matrixed weapon systems) has been my favorite so far and is an excellent supplement to the the Monkey Boxing (Matrixed Kung Fu) course. I am so thankful that I found your courses and learned the strategy and benefit of matrixing the arts. You have contributed more to so many, including me and my students, than you will ever realize. Now, I want to continue this journey for myself, my students and the criminal justice industry that I serve with your blessing. I am requesting an endorsement to be a  Master Instructor so I may continue to explain the benefits of matrixing the arts and apply those benefits to the arts and subsequently my students.

Thank you for considering my request as well as your assistance with the material for my students.

Respectfully,

Tony Burnett
Law and Public Safety Teacher

Well done, Tony,
and thank you for being a martial artist.

And,
Tony makes an interesting statement:

‘I realize how important use of force issues are to the communities we serve.’

Your first duty is to make sure you can defend yourself.
Beyond that,
you should cultivate the ability
to take care of yourself
with as little harm to an attacker as possible.

Some people blink when I say this,
some people think you should just maim an attacker,
other people think you shouldn’t defend yourself
if you are going to hurt somebody.

The truth, as usual,
lies somewhere in between.

Here’s an interesting oddity,
if you train as if you are going to kill somebody,
you might reach the point where you don’t have to.

Anyway,
the point here is that people should learn the martial arts,
they should be able to protect themselves,
they should be able to protect others.

Remember,
if you can stop a fight
without a blow being struck,
then you demonstrating the highest level of martial arts.

Here’s the link,
should you wish to learn the truth about the martial arts

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

Again,
well done to Tony,
I know he’s going to have great impact
on the field of defensive tactics,
and teaching the correct use of force.

Have a great work out!
Al

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A New Master Instructor!

A New Martial Arts Master Instructor!

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Click on the pic, become a Master instructor yourself!

congratulations to
Master instructor John C. Enger
Here is his win…

Hello Al……

Has been a few years now since purchasing about everything you offered on your site…including the “Masters Instructors Course”.

I can tell you this…… in over 40 years of Martial Arts and a retired law enforcement Commander who instructed Defensive tactics and was my department’s SWAT Team Leader there is nothing which compares to the material you have put into the “Masters Instructors Course”. — and I mean nothing! I have many, many book and manuals and what you have put together is the “Bible” needed for every martial arts instructor, young and old to learn some new things and truly call themselves a MASTER INSTRUCTOR. If one applies all of what you have poured into this material they will be far ahead of the average instructor out there. Thank you for sharing this gold mine of information which I certainly believe will be timeless in its instruction!

Also….I have for the past two years studied the OUTLAW KARATE course material and have instructed much of it to my students. THANK YOU for this great system. I wish I had studied under you many years ago to have been able to have received at least my SHODAN in this system from you. It is indeed an incredible system….. although not ranked in the system from you personally I want to tell you that a great many students have learned and greatly benefited from you through me teaching what you have imparted to me through your DVDs and manual. I hope you do not mind my sharing this with students. Since i do not hold rank in it I must teach it as an add on …. but what an add on it is Al!

Thank you John,
and well done.
You really make my day.
And for everybody,
here is John’s website…
http://www.shinja.us

Shinja, incidentally, means ‘believer.’
Very nice.

Now,
a couple of things…
John has pointed out that
the material of the Master Instructor course
is true,
and sets a standard.
And this is important,
and I am going to say something rather controversial in a few paragraphs,
may even cause some hate mail,
but I sort of enjoy hate mail.
Makes me grin.

So John mentions teaching Outlaw Karate…
and not being certified.
So let’s talk about certification.

Who gave the first black belt?
Well,
whoever it was,
he wasn’t certified,
he simply
convinced everybody he knew what he was doing,
and he offered his blessings
and made up this thing called a certificate.

Now,
there are two certificates in the martial arts that mean something.

First,
that certificate you spent a couple of years bleeding for.
Sweating,
working out every day of the week,
learning a method
that makes human beings
out of these animal earthlings.

Okay,
who’s to say your art is any good?
Might be a rotten art,
you know?

Still,
that damned certificate means something!
You Fing earned it!
You paid for it with your sweat and soul.

That brings us to the second certificate you should prize,
The Master Instructor Certificate.

Your first certificate,
in the art of
Aikido or Karate or Kung Fu
or something somebody put together,
it represents your blood and tears,
your hard work over time,
the polish of your soul.

The second certificate,
the Master Instructor Certificate,
represents that you understand
what you are doing.

The second certificate,
even though there is no blood and bruises behind it,
shows that you are no longer a ‘monkey see monkey do’ instructor,
but rather…
somebody who understands the martial arts.

There is a huge difference between somebody who does the martial arts,
no matter how well,
and somebody who understands what they are doing.

And,
to be honest,
if your art is a lousy martial art,
once you do The Master Instructor Course,
it will become a good martial art.
You will suddenly understand
the WHY behind the stances
the WHY behind making ANY technique work
the WHY behind internal power
the WHY behind EVERY move in your forms
and how to get the idea of WHY
from inside your head to inside your student’s head.

you will understand how to make your art perfect,
and in some cases,
you will understand why you need to change certain things
to make your art perfect.

Okay,
want to hear something interesting?

Some 30 or so years ago
I lived in Ukiah, California
As I have done in every town I have lived in
I taught martial arts.
One of the people I taught was Tom Mann.
Tom then opened a martial arts school in Willits, California.
he taught for a number of years,
his student took over at a certain point,
and they had students who went out to other areas
and taught this thing
which I called Kwan Bup.
So,
one night a couple of years ago
I got curious,
and I googled ‘Willits Kwan Bup.’
What I came up with was this link…

starring a fellow name of Sono Carrigg.

Now,
it is obvious that this fellow hasn’t done the Master Instructor course.
And his form,
if he really did five years of training,
is lacking.

I happened to be up in Willits last year
and I saw Tom,
and I asked him about Sono Carrigg.
I asked Tom who had taught Sono.

Tom said,
“I don’t know.
I know I didn’t,
and I asked the guys who teach around here,
even from other schools,
nobody knows who taught him!”

Hmmm.
How interesting.

Now,
at this point
you might be wondering,
was I upset that he was teaching my art?
Was I enraged that he represented himself
as in my lineage?
Nah.

What he teaches is his problem,
not mine.

Here is a point to be understood…

Never get upset at how little a man knows,
just do something about how little you know.

That is a truth.

So now I have John Enger,
most respectful,
honorable
(if you took a look at his website
you can see that he insists upon
surrounding himself with competent martial artists.
Heck,
two of them have Master Instructor Certificates.)
and John is teaching part of my art.

That’s fine,
I want people sharing my art.
I don’t care if you take it apart,
you might make something better.
I don’t care if you call it something else,
you are making it your art.

But I would wish
that you do the Master Instructor Course
before you teach ANY art.

If you wish certification in an art,
we can set up a video test.
But if you have the Master Instructor Cert,
signed by me,
then that is all you need,
because that means that you not only bled and fought,
but you understand,
and,
most important of all,
that from this point on
you won’t be passing down some sort of hackeysack kung fu,
but something that you fought for and…
UNDERSTAND!

There are too many people out there
teaching,
who don’t know WHY they are doing forms
who don’t know WHY the techniques are done the way they are done
who are good at convincing the news media
that they know something
but who haven’t studied with anybody
and don’t know anything,

And I told John,
Teach what you want,
call it what you want,
I know that since you have done The Master Instructor Course,
your teaching will be true.

I hope you guys understand what I am saying here,
I am not necessarily a believer in large associations.
Large associations tend to breed politics,
politics breed policing the martial arts,
which leads to passing state requirements
and a board of certification
and a certificate signed by politicians.

I do believe in your hard work,
and I believe that The Master Instructor Course
will help you out
and bring us a better you
and a better martial art
and a better martial future.

It all comes down to one man.
Not an organization,
not outrage because somebody down the street
is a lousy martial artist…
it all comes down to you.

And I know that The Master Instructor Course
will make a better you,
and make a better art.

Okay,
my apologies for running off at the mouth,
I can see that this isn’t my most polished writing,
but it certainly is heart felt.

I’ve included the link for the Master Instructor Course here.
http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/4-master-instructor-course/

It is money back guaranteed,
recommended (by win)
by probably a hundred Master Instructors,
and these are mostly guys with decades of experience
and in multiple martial arts.

Please,
increase your understanding,
do this course and
become a martial arts instructor who knows WHY,
It will make a better you,
and a better martial art.

Now,
have a great work out,
and…
HANAKWANMASS!

Al

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

Samurai vs Tai Chi Master!

Here’s an article I wrote based on a post from a week ago. It goes a little deeper, and it’s interesting to think about.

The samurai is often considered the best warrior in the world, and his weapon of choice was the Katana. On the other hand we have old Chinese gentlemen, who wave their delicate Jian, which isn’t much more than an overgrown knitting needle. Interestingly, the contest between the two, young samurai and Chinese noble, comes down to their choice of weapon.

To begin, we should specify that the duel is one on one, not on the battlefield. To be honest, the Samurai sword has weight and can take the bashing that a battlefield inflicts. But, we are talking about a strict weapons comparison, one to one.

A sword has three potentials: cutting, stabbing and using the handle. Either sword handle can be used, so we must concentrate on stick or slice. Thus, the question is going to resolve down to the violent bash, or the gentle thrust.

A samurai sword is better suited to slicing, to bashing, and to the large movements which take advantage of weight and the long curve of blade. It can be used to stick, but the whole body must be used to project the weight, and that makes it slightly unwieldy. The working part of the Jian, on the other hand, is the last inch of the blade, and it can only be used as a long distance scalpel, or a sticker.

The key to the combat is going to be in angulation. Angulation is when you take the slight side step and assume a superior position. The lighter you are, which means the less weight you carry, the more effective you will be when it comes to angulating.

Thus, the Katana sweeps forward in a large circle, and the Chinese straight sword takes a slight side side and sticks in. The timing must be exquisite, for the straight Chinese blade is not built to take a bashing attack. Timing up to snuff, a quick flick of the tip of the blade across the throat, or perhaps a stick into the armpit, and the fight is over.

Now, the real crux here is center versus circumference. This is to say that the ancient Chinese gentleman must achieve the central position, watch the arc, and strike from the center of the circle. Simply, watch the opponent, don’t be fooled by motion or emotion, and concentrate on the part of the body closest to the center of the body.

The interesting thing is that it always comes down to physics, analyzing the angles, and just watching how things work. The Japanese Katana versus the Chinese Jian, two ancient weapons which illustrate this subject of physics. It would be an interesting match up, wouldn’t it?

Tell me what you think, and if you’re interested in some major mojo, check out Matrixing Chi at Monster Martial Arts.

Inventions That Shouldn’t Have Been and Tai Chi Chuan

On a lark, I actually wrote five versions of this article, versions for Shaolin, Karate, Pa Kua Chang, and Aikido. But you’ll have to google those. Here’s the article.

Speaking of Tai Chi Chuan, there was a fellow, back in 1899, who gave up his job in the patent office. The reason he gave for walking out? Because absolutely everything that could possibly be invented had been invented.

Do you understand? There was nothing new to be designed. We had reached the peak of culture! No more fresh or creative ideas.

We had designed and built printing presses and horseless carriages. We had constructed machines to weave and ways to put coke in a bottle. What else could man possibly make?

This, on the edge of assembly lines and 100 MPH cars for mankind. This just before that silly flying doohickie got off the ground at Kitty Hawk, and turned into spaceships and landed on the moon. Oh, and don’t let me forget, there was an obscure device that came along called a computer.

So I love it when I run into one of these hard core, square jawed fellows who say that an art must be done exactly as they have always been done, and there is no room for improvement. The Martial Arts, as they see them, have reached the peak of martial arts possibility, and there is nothing more to be gleaned. Why, we’re at the very tippy top, you see, and there is nothing left but to look down.

I guess that’s why I’m such a dastardly fellow, and why classical martial artists sometimes curl a lip in my direction, and why this Matrix thing is to be avoided no matter what. I didn’t quit my task, you see. I’m still pushing, I think that new combat arts can be invented.

In the case of Tai Chi Chuan, there are only three things to be focused on: grounding the weight, matching the opponent’s body, and giving way to unbalance. This is the nexus of that fighting style, and the geometry of its motion. After that there is the potential for motions, and this is where the endless art is designed and built. How many endless lists of attacks and secondary attacks and counters and body configurations and energy potentials and so on can you create?

This is where Matrixing starts to launch, and this is where real Tai Chi Chuan starts to take place. The point where most arts stop is where the true education in that fabulous combat art starts, and never ends. Unless, of course, you believe that everything that could be invented has already been invented.

You can learn how to Matrix Tai Chi Chuan at Monster Martial Arts.

Flux Theory And the Mystery Of Negative Tai Chi Chuan Power

There is much doubt when it comes to the tales of negative Tai Chi Chuan Chi Power. The old man who kept a bird from flying off his palm is one of the tales. Another one, more practical, is the Tai Chi Chuan Master who, when struck, grips his opponent’s fist with negative energy and holds his fist immobile against his belly.

Skepticism can be a healthy thing in many ways, but not when it comes to the reality of Chi Energy. After all, pretty much anybody can use explosive energy and what are we talking about but reversing that energy. There are three elements to this subject that, once mastered, will lead one further into the subject.

The first basic is figuring out how to get a ‘sucking energy’ feeling into the tan tien. First, it helps if you do this in conjunction with Roll Back, which I liken to ‘pulling a rope.’ As you pull the rope you don’t tense the abdomen, but rather get the sensation of relaxing.

You don’t exert effort to make this occur, and this is the crucial point where people usually have trouble. You hold the tension in place with your mind, and give a mental command to the muscles to reverse perception. You simply reverse your perception of what is happening in the tan tien, and this makes the tan tien look the other way…or start to ‘suck.’

The second basic has to do with the arms. As you move the arms you must not use muscle, but try to get that same sucking reversal of perception inside your arms. I find it very helpful to imagine arrows pointing at my arms from all directions, and visualize the arrows pointing the other way.

The third basic has to do with stance, and this may be the most important, as it enforces and substantiates the other things you are doing. Again, you try to reverse the perceptions of the legs. This means that you are going to attempt to feel no weight, no matter how much weight you feel in your legs.

This matter of having weight, but not feeling it, is what Flux Theory is all about in tai chi chuan. Weight, and your ideas of the direction of weight, is what you have to undo. The problem is you have to do it by giving mental commands and literally reverse the way your brain has been hardwired.

To use the muscles without using the muscles, to create force out of nothing. These are the odd concepts that are, once you focus on the Flux Theory, not so odd. But, even understanding this theory, it will take work and concentration to truly plumb your potentials for creating Negative Chi Power.

You can pick up a book which explains all about Chi at Monster Martial Arts. It is called Matrixing Chi.