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Monster Newsletter #354–The Greatest Work Out You Can Have!

Happy Monday to All!
It’s the monday of the work out.
It’s the Monday you break through
and have the best work out of your life!

What is it that makes a work out so special?
I mean,
you just grunt and throw the weight around,
throw it inside your body if you’re an internal stylist,
so what’s the big deal?

The big deal is awareness.
Is a guy who lifts weights becoming aware?
Only in the smallest sense.
No offense.
It does take concentration and discipline,
and those are good,
but they don’t really explode the awareness.

Is a gal who does ballet becoming aware?
Well,
more so,
it is admitted,
but the awareness is one dimensional.
It does not extend to handling the incoming missiles
the forces and flows,
that combat initiates.

How about a boxer?
Nope.
Even though he is handling punches,
he is not handling the full spectrum of motion,
and his training methods are too narrow.
Besides,
there ain’t no enlightenment
in getting hit in the face.

But…
the martial arts handle every possibility of motion,
the training methods cover the full spectrum of body motion,
and account for every potential angle of attack,
and there are strategies and philosophies
which make one think…
make one aware.

You are to be commended for being a superior human being,
and thank you for extending your awareness
to planet earth.

Now,
here’s the rather startling fact.
When you master the martial arts,
you know that it is you generating the motion.
Athletes of other disciplines do not get this.
It’s a simple…
‘I am.’
A martial artist knows this.
An athlete is working hard.
Joe Blow doesn’t have a clue.
Doesn’t even know that he is.
He talks about it…
‘I think therefore I am…’
but that is a justification,
an excuse,
it is not the reality
of knowing who you are.
Of knowing…
‘I am.’

Have you ever wondered why
at the beginning of class,
there are a couple of minutes of meditation?
Because the old guys have realized the ‘I am’ that they are,
and they want the youngsters to start cultivating that awareness
even before they start their training,
they know where the training is going,
and they wanted to jumpstart the process,
and get to the point of it all
as fast as possible.

Here’s a win…

About time! I was wondering when you were going to get around to matrixing yoga! I just downloaded it! I found your article on ezines.com It’s time to work it!

Short, sweet, and simple.
A new attitude,
and why…
because yogata is directed at
‘I am.’
You do it before your work out.
You invest awareness in your body before you even start,
and then the fact of pushing awareness through the body,
and even outside the body
becomes easy.

You have to light a match,
before you cook on the stove.

If you have a problem stretching,
Yogata shows you the proper mindset
so you can relax into the stretch.
the ‘I am’ knows what to do,
it elongates the muscles,
without the damage
a thoughtless bounce/stretch might do.

If you have an injury,
awareness cures the injury.
Being ‘I am’
and extending that awareness
to the area and point of injury
cures the injury.

Got stress,
a jumpy mind,
twitchy reactions?
Relax,
be the ‘I am,’
and the world suddenly becomes friendly and relaxed.

First you find the stillness of knowing who you are,
of knowing the truth of yourself,
then you use that truth,
to achieve stillness in motion.

And that is the secret
of the greatest workout
you will ever have.

Now,
turkey day is coming,
and I think it would be appropriate
if you killed your own turkey.
Just go out and buy a turkey and bring it home.
This next part is pretty easy,
so you can do it in your own living room.
Simply grab the turkey by the head,
and swing it until the neck snaps.
Then shave the turkey.
No need to do all that plucking,
just get your razor
and shave away.
Heck,
use your wife’s little leg shaver.
She won’t mind.
Now,
got to make the innards into outards.
So reach up where the sun don’t shine,
grab a handful of whatever
and pull it out.
If you don’t want to get blood on the carpet,
just do it on the couch.
Now,
task completed,
so give your wife the bird
and say,
‘Woman!
Cook!’
Then head to the store and get a little brewski.
A couple of hours of imbibing with the friends,
and you can head on home for a magnificent feast.
Shall we all give thanks now?
For blessings such as this newsletter?

You guys have a great work out,
and viva la turkey!

Al
:o)

Here’s a blog I’ve been working on for the Yogata.
Got some work to do on it,
but it’s started.

Yogata

Or, you could just head on over to Monster Martial Arts and find the book I’ve written on it.

I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.–Thomas Bailey Aldrich
I like to know the concept. When the concept is given the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination really uses its wings.–Al Case

Autumn’s the mellow time.–William Allingham
DoingMartial Arts creates a mellow time.–Al Case

Say what you have to say in the fewest possible words.–Arthur Bryant
You learn to say what you have to say in the fewest words possible if you study the martial arts.–Al Case

Send me your wins!

Monster Newsletter #348–New Book! (part two)

Some six or so months ago
I mentioned efforts to rehabilitate my shoulder,
mentioned Yoga,
and here it is…later.

The skinny is this,
the official classes are too expensive and time consuming,
and,
with all respect,
they tend to tweak on one thing.

So I did most of my work off of DVDs
and did a lot of research,
and the results are interesting.

Under normal Yoga,
with the obsession on one body part,
my shoulder was getting worse,
and while I was getting the right amount of bliss
I was suffering.

So,
how do we do it in the martial arts?
We do kata.
And the exercises are aimed towards the whole body.
So I took a look at all the postures,
and I realized something.
This is the alphabet,
but there are no words.
No sentences.
No drive towards delivering a concept.
And,
of course,
no matrixing.

I matrixed the postures,
and it didn’t work.
Well,
of course it’s not going to work.
I’ve run into this thing before,
specifically with Tai Chi,
and especially with Kenpo.
The range of techniques,
in this case poses,
puts everything out of gradation.
If you just matrix the motion,
you end up with easy mixed with hard.
So,
you simply have to arrange the postures according to a couple of concepts.
Number one: easy to hard.
Number two: the six potential directions of the body
Number three: substudy on matrixing the six potential directions of the limbs,
and a sub/sub/study of the secondary parts of the limbs.
The heck with the hands,
let them fend for themselves.

There are a couple of other things,
but this was the trick.

Now,
I put together a routine,
and here is something that happened that was EXTREMELY interesting.
In Tai Chi (and other martial arts)
you pulse the body.
You create and push energy by pulsing the body.
In Yoga you create energy by twisting the body
(more or less),
BUT YOU DON’T PULSE!

So the energy sits there,
your body gets cleaned out,
awareness filters into the body parts,
everything gets better,
but…
there ain’t no pulse of energy.

Now,
here is an interesting problem.
Is it better to let the energy sit in the body?
Or is it better to pulse it?
My Neutronic opinion
is that it is always better to flow.
We’re in a universe,
you know?
I didn’t consciously create any pulsing
but the routine (matrix yoga?) I created
had a light pulse to it.
It’s almost indiscernible.

Pulsing is not noticeable and probably not even present
in classical yoga.
The obsession on working individual body parts
stops the pulse.
Locks the energy in the body part.

Well,
no wonder my shoulder was suffering!
You have to pulse energy through to effect healing.
Yes,
you can heal by instilling awareness,
taking a posture and just thinking into the body and body part,
and in certain situations this is better.
But for the type of injury I had,
it really wasn’t working,
or,
was working the opposite of what it should.

At any rate,
doing the whole Yogata routine,
I experienced immediate relief in the shoulder.
Bingo.
I wasn’t overworking a body part,
I was lightly pulsing (without even realizing it)
and that led to other rather sizable realizations.

You can read about one of these realizations
on the Yogata page.
That the path towards enlightenment
has actually been broken into four parts.
So now I am matrixing the four paths,
breaking them apart,
and putting them together
into one path,
that should work ten times faster
and give the whole picture,
not just the picture from one path…
which would be one fourth of the whole.

So,
now that you’ve got the data,
pop on over to either MonsterMartialArts.com,
or to churchofmartialarts.com,
and check out the Yogata.

That all said,
I have only one other thing to say…
WORK OUT!

Yup,
it’s time.
You guys and gals have a stupendous week
and I’ll talk to you later.

Al
:o)

Yogata

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
William Ralph Inge
A nation is a society united by martial arts.–Al Case

A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.
Frank Howard Clark
A baby is born with a need to do martial arts – and never outgrows it.–Al Case

A man may well be condemned, not for doing something, but for doing nothing.
William Barclay
A man may well be condemned for not doing the martial arts.
William Barclay –Al Case

Send me your wins!