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Martial Arts Survival Training Replaces Ammunition!

Martial Arts Survival Training for the Masses!

This thing, of martial arts survival training replacing rifles and handguns, is a real thing.

You see, I just read another instance of a gunshop running out of ammunition. So, they limited their customers to one box of ammo apiece.

martial arts survival training

I’ll never run out of fists!

Isn’t that interesting, we are having a shortage of ammo because the United States government is apparently buying it all up.

Sheesh! What are they expecting a war? A revolution? An uprising of citizens because of the things that the government is…don’t get me started!

Anyway, the point is that real self defense starts with the fists. Or with broken bottles and clubs and whatever else might make a quick weapon.

You see, the mugger isn’t going to tap you on the shoulder and challenge you to a karate kumite match.

He’s going to jump out of some dark corner and conk your noggin with a rusty engine block!

Yes! I’m serious!

The guy in your house while you are all sleeping upstairs will probably have some sort of weapon, and he will be willing to use it to get away with your stuff. You know, things like your car and your wife or daughter.

And, it is fun to fantasize that you will just pull out your pistolo and give him an extra rectum.

And, I am not discounting that happy possibility.

But, fighting starts with the fists, when you don’t have anything else. And what is your gaurantee that you won’t be pushing a shopping cart across the parking lot when a bash mob comes along and decides you’re the wrong color?

What are going to do? Defend yourself with frozen peas?

What are the chances that you will not be able to get to your Smith and Wesson brain popper…or just that you are a bad shot under pressure and miss the sucker?

What are you going to do if you can’t get to your weapon because it is in a lock box…at the bank! Or has a childproof trigger guard! Or you just plain run out of ammo!

So, now you are down to it. Fists. That lampshade over there. Hit him with a sofa cushion!

And he’s got a knife!

Okay. Made my point, didn’t I?

So you need martial arts training. And not that internet crap where they promise you ten moves that will kill anybody.

You ask any trained martial artist and he will laugh in your face at that.

You are going to suddenly remember a trick, when the guy trained in the prison yard, outweighing you by a hundred pounds, trying to stick a knife in your ribs?

No. It takes focus and discipline to remember stuff in the middle of combat. That’s why people train for years…because the quick fix courses don’t work, never have worked, and if they did…we wouldn’t have martial arts!

So, my advice to you is get to a martial arts school. Start learning something. Don’t be the next George Zimmerman…or Trayvon Martin. Don’t be the victim of bash mobs.

Look, there are probs with the country. There are going to be riots! There are going to be hungry people roaming the street!

So get yourself some real martial arts survival training…it’s worked for thousands of years, and it’ll work now. But you have to do it!

I suggest a great place to start is the Blinding Steel course by Al Case. It’s available at Monster Martial Arts.

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Urban Weapons Needed for When Economy Crashes

Urban Weapons When The Mobs Rule!

Urban weapons are going to be a necessity for survival.
With the economy going south,
with idiots rampaging in ‘mob robs,’
urban weapons, bolstered a good hard course in martial arts
make may the difference
between life and death.
a lot of people think
that an urban weapon is an assault rifle.
But try walking down the street with that.
some people think baseball bat,
a garbage can lid for a shield,
holy middle ages!
When I think of an urban weapon,
I think of something sneaky,
that I can carry easily
use quickly,
and nobody suspects a thing.
Middle class ninja weapons,
you know?
I have a kubotan.
It is a keyring,
they mass produce them.
when times are tough,
I make sure the kubotan is
slightly bigger and thicker.
The keys can be used to slash and rake,
the butt can be used to pound,
and if you know your weapons,
there are all sorts of quick grab arts.
Not that I would want to use a grab art
in a mob situation.
But it is an extra
for the pure martial artist in me.
I tried making a few of these ‘fistloaders’
with spikes coming out the sides
so they would project between my fingers.
Simple nails or screws,
through a hunk of dowel.
You slash,
they bleed.
They grab,
you twist and stab
and their wrists are sliced.
Get it?
I want to disclaim right here.
Some of this stuff might not be legal,
or is on the edge of illegal,
and I don’t carry them on the street.
if the times get tough,
and I have to fight for food,
I carry
and I use.
A little longer range
is a cane
or cane sized stick
with a nail in the bottom.
You drill a hole in the bottom of the cane,
insert the nail pointy end out
and fasten a hose clamp around the tip.
put a cork on it,
and walk like you’re helpless.
If a mugger wants you,
don’t slash and flail,
and don’t try to stick him.
You risk it getting grabbed,
then it is no longer secret.
toe the cork off
and stab at the feet
or the shin if he is kicking.
Keep it low so he can’t grab.
Takes a little practice,
but you will leave an owie
and hopefully somebody sitting on the ground
holding his foot
and wondering about why his foot is bleeding
and where will he get a tetanus shot.
I have a few doubts about this one.
How big a nail will it take,
will it stop or just irritate,
but it is something to think about.
The third weapon would be the belt,
with a sharpened buckle.
Wear tight pants,
whip it off,
flail madly,
snap effectively,
and a heavy buckle with sharp points
can do some excruciating damage.
Of course,
my best defense for something like this
is to learn weapons.
So let me segue shamelessly
into a Blinding Steel advertisement.
I ransacked a lot of arts to come up with this.
I took heavy looks at several systems of Arnis,
a couple of systems of Silat,
and I took some important glances at JKD.
Bruce didn’t do much on weapons,
though I love his switch,
I think it was Game of Death?
his students got heavily involved in weapons.
Danny inosanto,
 and Paul Vunak
come to mind.
Then there are the Dog Brothers.
Some of the early tapes
of their full contact matches
were real eye openers.
Mind you,
I didn’t take much from these guys,
rather sorted through them.
I was interested in a system,
and while what they did worked for them,
I needed to matrix the thing.
And I wanted to matrix it outside of regular systems,
because I wanted to get rid of the extra bushwah,
I wanted it to be fast and easy to learn.
So Blinding Steel is a quick section on hands,
including the Speed Drill.
Then you get into weapons.
There are eight specific drills
which can be used for
absolutely ANY weapon.
samurai sword,
buggy whip,
The eight drills are so logical and easy to learn,
can be done with anything,
that I know
for a fact
that just about anybody can learn this entire weapons system
within ten or twenty hours.
And I mean be a total expert.
And I know,
because I have taught it to people this quickly.
Mind you,
I usually take a little more time,
I like to put grab arts in there,
specifically from Matrix Kung Fu (Monkey Boxing)
make sure that the students get fully rounded,
and it usually takes me about three months
for the Blinding Steel.
Which at two hours a week
is 24 hours.
But if you were to just get the videos
do them exactly as I say,
I’m pretty sure you could do the thing in as little as ten hours.
I’m serious.
when it comes to life and death
teaching people how to survive
I don’t mess around.
I don’t want them standing
with their thumb up their nose
when some elephant sized bully
is swinging down on them.
I want the keyring across the eyes,
 the kick in the nuts,
the butt of the keyring
at the base of the skull,
and my student walking quickly away.
I shouldn’t have made the ad that long,
but I get excited.
I really love weapons,
and they are fun,
and if you run a school,
you know that a lot of people
will walk in the door
if you advertise weapons training.
that all said,
I want you guys to have
a great and phenomenal week,
enjoy the Hunger Games
(next week,I think)
and I’ll talk to you later.
Help support the Great Matrixing Tour!
Order a course now!
your help is appreciated.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
 urban martial arts

Urban Survival Depends on a Rite of Passage

I had a thought this morning, and was a little surprised to find it true. Most Urban Survival Books do not mention, in any real depth, martial arts. Check out the video, then I’ll tell you about this thought…

Martial arts are the core of survival, urban or not!

And people go out and buy nifty knives for big bucks and think they are prepared. Whacha gonna do when those three home invaders are throwing furniture at you?

Now, the point I want to make is that Martial Arts provide a rite of passage. They grow people up. You face enough foes, even on the mat, and you are going to be changed. you are going to be able to stare down the violence and make it whimper out the front door.

There is no real rite of passage in America these days. Soccer moms trundle their kids to the soccer field so the little darlings don’t have to walk, their are no apprenticeships to teach kids how to work, and, if you think about it, school has almost become a conspiracy to separate kids from the idea of working.

Martial Arts, on the other hand, push one into the arena, force the child to confront foes, and realize that foes are only temporary, that we are all people on the inside. This is a change of mindset that is not available anywhere else in society.

Well, the idea here is that if you are a kid, there is a way to grow up that works, and is not full of bushwah. Or if, you are of the prepper mindset, ready for a little urban survival, then you need a tool that is going to ensure your survival.

The martial arts are all about survival, and you are going to need to know how to use that knife, or machete, or whatever, if you are going to survive.

I am not talking internet gimmick here…you need a real martial art, not something that is going to jack you up and maybe get you in the kind of trouble that a little disciplined quick talking is going to avoid.

If you are a martial artist then you can choose through my courses and find the one that is right for you. If you want to be a martial artist, then I recommend Matrix Karate. If you want to know the martial arts, but only for the urban survival situation, I recommend Blinding Steel. It’s knife fighting without the frills, it is fast and efficient, and it the best priced full bodied (it is not knife fighting lite) course available anywhere.

Conquering the End of the World with the Martial Arts!

I have a nasty, little confession to make…I love end of the world books, movies, or whatever.

The Stand, Swan Song, Alice taking on the Zombies…I love it.

World War Z, Walking Dead, the idea of aliens destroying the human race just thrills me.

I even wrote my own end of the world saga, a sublime little tome (Machina) wherein an Arab sets off an Atomb bomb in Los angeles, which sets off The Big One, and then something really bad happens…heh, heh!

I know, I’m a sicky.

Or, on the other hand, maybe I just like to be prepared.

If the world ended tomorrow, the plumbing stopped working and MacDonald’s went on strike, would you know how to purify your water?

Do you know how to start fire without matches?

And, when you do get the fire started, do you know enough martial arts to fight off all the starving masses that are going to come for the delicious smell of your cookfire?

Interesting, eh?

I always chuckle at fellows who want to watch dramas and chick flix, and comedies…for you don’t learn anything from them!

You don’t learn how to make a silencer out of a coke bottle, or what to take when you leave your home to tramp to the other coast, how to make a weapon out of anything, or…how to use the martial arts to fight back.

I know, silly me, the world will never end.

Hitler never killed 30 mill, Stalin never killed 50 mill, and Mao never killed 70 mill.

So I should just shut up and go stare at a TV.

I will. And the movie I watch will be something like Panic in the Year Zero.


And check out Monster Martial Arts. You never know, FEMA could be building concentration camps, the next flu might be the world depopulater, and you might even need to know how to defend yourself!



I’m sorry to have to relate this one, but several army fellows were standing in a group, discussing the state of the world. The US is about to go broke, people are starting to hoard food, and what ya gonna do about it?

One fellow’s solution was stated simply…’I’m not going to store food. I’m just going to store an extra box of shells. Smaller, easier to carry, and I can take anything I want, including the food that people store.

Well, isn’t that interesting. What is more interesting is that the other soldiers said nothing. They just nodded their heads, grunted, or thought about it.

Well, the world ain’t going belly up. If the government goes broke, life goes on. It always has, and always will. After all, if the politicians can’t pay themselves, why should that mean the farmers can’t sell beef and veggies, and the clothes makers can’t make clothes, and so on.

Heck, the government going out of business would be good for business, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, the point of this is that when times get tough, you need to get tougher. You should be cutting your bills, making your purchasing count, having a little extra food, or even a box of shells on the back shelf, and…get yourself physically fit and able to defend yourself.

The best thing I ever did, when it comes to learning fast self-defense, is probably the Monkey Boxing program. I used to call it Blinding Steel, and it is all about knife fighting (the weapon of choice when it comes to fit hit the shan situations), taking away knives, and learning how in the fastest possible time.

This program is so quick and efficient that a person can near double his speed in a week, beat anybody in a knife fight in two weeks, and take anybodys knife away in three weeks.
Of course you’d have to study like a maniac. But isn’t the martial arts really about being a maniac? Grin.

Anyway, check out the Blinding Steel program.

Got to go now. Love ya. See ya.

The Truth About Internet Marketing Martial Arts

Here’s an interesting concept, the internet marketing martial arts you see aren’t always all bad. I’ve seen prison martial arts, urban survival martial arts, even ghetto martial arts and the interesting thing is that they are trying to make sense out of the martial arts.

They don’t always succeed, and some are outright shams, so it’s a buyer beware market. But, the few that do succeed, even though they are sometimes making up some false science method for putting martial arts together, are at least doing something.

Classical arts, you see, are put togethers of systems over centuries. They work, and well, but they are slices of whole art. That is why Kung Fu is different than Karate is different than Aikido, and so on.

But when the Internet marketer puts his experiences together he tries to grab a hold of a central concept and fit everything to the concept.

Well, you can, but it usually ends up being another slice of art. Slanted to look logical, usually based on combat, so it works, but…it’s still a slice.

When I put together Matrixing it wasn’tbecause I was trying to sell a gimmick, I was honestly trying to figure everything out. I filled hundreds of notebooks with different ways of putting together the arts, and always there was something that was left out, that didn’t fit with everything else, and that meant I had to take it all apart and start from scratch. Again and again and again.

It was almost like an accident when I realized what a truth table was out of Boolean algebra, and how to make it work in the martial arts. But that was the beginning of the end of confusion, and the start of actually understanding, and being able to actually share the true art.

There’s immense value in classical arts, but you have to study too many systems to put them all together.

There can be immensevalue in the internet gimmick arts, but all too often you end up with psuedo scientific gobbledegook.

But Matrixing is actually the only science–actual science, complete with concepts and principles–that fits all arts together, makes sense out of everything, and with no exception.

You can check it out at Monster Martial Arts.

Have a great work out.