Master Instructor and New Book on Tong Bei
Bright and shiny,
for a perfect work out!
Lots of things happening,
but let’s toss out everything
but the truly important.
Congrats to new Master Instructor
Here’s his win!
I’ve finished your Master Instructor course and I have to admit, I am beyond impressed. I found your concepts to be well organized and described in such a manner that one has no choice but to gain a better understanding of the martial arts. In studying the course material, more than once I found myself inspired by the simplicity yet completeness of the principles presented. For me however, the real proof of the efficacy of your work came when I [used your material to correct] my own students’ stances. Doing so enabled many of them to understand how to correct their stances and their own alignments.
I wish I had studied your course sooner.
Thank you Craig,
and well done!
The key here is that
his students were able to
correct their own stance and alignment.
Do you get it?
How would you like to be able to take your students
and get them to understand what they were doing,
so well that they could fix themselves?
this simple thing.
then you can move your classes into
and know that everybody truly understands
what you are saying.
That is the essence of teaching,
to get the idea out of your head
and into his head.
Used to be
you had to drill a guy for three to four years
before he got it.
But using the methods Craig just used
you can do it easy.
One shot teaching.
No need to repeat yourself endlessly,
waiting for the guy to get it.
Once you have this down,
then you can move into advanced stuff.
Start teaching other arts,
show things like one finger takedowns,
and so on.
for showing the way.
And here’s the link
for those who want to understand the martial arts,
and especially for guys and gals
who want to streamline their teachings,
and make their art and students perfect.
one other important thing I should be saying.
The Tong Bei book.
You can find it in the store on Monster
if you want to save a couple of bucks,
get it instant download PDF.
if you want the book,
here’s the amazon link…
I like books.
I haven’t gone to ereading yet,
I know it is the wave of the future,
but I love the feel of a book.
I like to know that I can’t lose it
in one computer blip.
You can read the intro to the book
if you go to the store on Monster.
there’s more to the story
than what I politely say.
Tong Bei is very well known in China,
not so well known in the US.
The thing that I stress
is that it is a concept.
A bunch of concepts
and it results in the most
efficient motion possible.
The first time in my life
that I ever moved efficiently,
I was bowling,
and I saw a pencil rolling off one of those slant desks,
and I grabbed it.
I didn’t lurch forward and flail,
I somehow moved out of my body,
and watched my hand
move faster than it had ever moved before,
and it was lie I was moving outside time,
nothing stopped me,
or slowed me down.
It was me moving my body
without adverse influences effecting me.
didn’t know how I had done it,
until decades later,
through matrixing and martial arts.
the point here is…
Never heard that one,
at least not in this respect.
So here goes.
Your body is prone to influences.
Things that effect it from within and without.
When you’re a kid,
you aren’t effected,
your motion is free,
but your body is not formed
and so you don’t understand how it works.
your body matures,
and…it slows down.
The cruel trap is that at the same time
you come into a fully functioning body,
the adverse influences kick in.
what are a few of these adverse influences?
each muscles connection to each other muscle.
That’s a big adverse influence.
you go to physical education class,
and you struggle in contest,
baseball or wrestling or whatever,
and your body learns to resist.
And the exercises are designed to build muscle
and not to work the muscles
as one coordinated unit.
You end up resisting yourself.
That’s a heck of an adverse influence.
Here’s another biggie.
you move against gravity,
and the constant repetition of struggle,
of getting tired for exercising
over and over again,
it teaches the body to struggle against gravity,
and it trains it to act in a certain
‘gravity resistant’ mode.
And there are other things.
like you get clocked in a fight,
and your body doesn’t want to fight again,
so it resists you.
And so on.
So when I finally found out
what some of my roots were,
and came across the tong bei connection,
I was interested.
When I started doing the exercises
I list in the book,
I felt a thrill go through me.
These simple exercises,
they worked directly against
Not by being complex,
but by being easy.
in an exercise I might give a simple instruction
You do it,
and you feel what I’m talking about
and you do the exercise,
and a few weeks later,
you are minus one adverse influence.
By addressing gravity in a certain way,
you are suddenly shed of the adverse influence of gravity.
I started doing the exercises,
and within couple of weeks
I found my arms loosening up,
moving at speed.
And I realized that
some of the methods I had used
to achieve freedom of motion,
and made inefficient
by these tong bei exercises.
major concept here.
As I say in the book,
the body is compacted every day.
(and that’s just one influence)
so that you are an inch shorter
at the end of the day.
Then you elongate during the night,
while you lay horizontal
and the body stretches back out.
So your intent
is to find exercises
which will undo gravity and other influences,
and return the body to its
more efficient mode,
to when it could move quick and easy
unhindered by things lie gravity.
I know I’ve been babbling a bit.
It’s that way when I am trying to put things into words,
that aren’t commonly known,
aren’t currently in
the database of human understanding.
So forgive me,
but get the book.
it ain’t much more than
the price of a MacDonalds meal.
It isn’t a bunch of egghead stuff,
it is simple instruction.
there are a lot of matrixes.
I show a lot of the matrixes I used
to understand motion,
how the body is used,
and especially how I finally broke through
and understood internal power.
Here’s the link
Check it out,
get yourself a real book,
with real knowledge,
and get rid of some of those
that all said,
WELL DONE CRAIG!
Now have yourself a GREAT work out!