Neutronic Martial Arts and Indian Stealth Skills! part four
Good afternoon. A little wet around here, not wet enough, but it’s a start. And a good, healthy work out is also a start.
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In the first three articles we have discussed how and why the American Indian was possibly the finest light infantry in the world. In this article I want to take a look at something that is very spiritual in nature, not understood, or even talked about by many, and yet is easily understood if you have any idea how Neutronics works.
That the Indians were spiritual is very obvious. They attributed spirituality to everything. The wind was a spirit, the trees, every animal had a spirit, there was even a great spirit over all. This was a very pure look at man’s spirituality, but without the confusion of books, and differing points of view arguing arcane points. It was based on the world as they saw it, as they felt it, as they experienced it.
Now, here is something about Neutronics, something you will have to come to grips with if you wish to have a chance in heck of understanding how the Indian Warrior really worked.
In Neutronics you are considered the center of the universe. You can’t prove the universe exists, all you really have is your awareness of the universe, whether the universe exists or not, you exist, you are your own proof.
Most people are really screwed up. They think the universe is the cause, and they are the effect of the universe. You see this everywhere… somebody else did it! (point your finger at somebody else)
But you are not the movie screen, you are the projector! No matter what the universe does, you are the cause. Whether it rains, whether there is an accident, whether you do or do not get up in the morning… it is your ‘fault.’ You are the cause of the universe.
Okay, if you are still with me, if you haven’t run screaming into the wilderness, then consider this: the Indians believed that if you looked at an animal you were stalking, there would be some kind of ‘light’ (or something) emanating from your eyes.
In other words: they believed the animal could feel ‘awareness.’
This is actually very logical, when you consider, as earlier parts of this article pointed out, that the Indian methods built a higher awareness.
So the Indians would never look at their target when hunting.
THIS DID NOT MEAN THEY RETRACTED THEIR AWARENESS!
It required MORE awareness!
Simply, they did not shine the ‘flash light’ of their awareness, rather they controlled that ‘flashlight,’ and the result was a fed family.
I know there are some that are nodding and going, ‘uh huh, that explains it,’ but there are probably more that are blinking and shaking their heads, and saying, that Al guy is freaking NUTS!
So let me just back off here, except to say one thing,
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Once you understand the truth about how the wind blows, about how the body moves about the reasons behind motion and the martial arts you might be able to understand the concepts I have detailed here, and will definitely be in a position to better manifest them yourselves. Here’s the link…
Martial Arts and Indian Stealth Skills! part three
Happy work out to you! Which is the same as saying, be strong and well, be smart and sharp. Be kind.
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In the first two articles we have discussed why the native American Indian was the best light infantry in the world. This included a discussion of their hunting prowess, and their devotion to silence, all of which combined to make truly great silent warriors.
In this part I want to discuss motion.
To begin, for most people walking is a process of unbalancing. Simply, people are standing like clumps, and to begin moving, they unbalance their body and fall in a direction. Stick out a foot, unbalance themselves, fall in a direction. I can’t even begin to tell you how inefficient this is.
At rest you should be able to move in any direction, and without the need for unbalancing your body.
Now, consider how the Indians were raised. The woman cared for the child until the age of six. At six the brave took over. The child was trained to be totally and utterly silent, and to move with extreme awareness. Punishment for transgression in this fields was simple: go hungry. If the child didn’t master the skills, then he didn’t bring home the meat, and he went hungry. And the family went hungry. No excuses. This attitude went towards hunting, which was the main duty of the warrior, and which led directly to combat. No excuses. You learned to use a knife the right way, or you went hungry, or… died. Harsh methods, but they resulted in amazing warriors.
Here’s something that many people don’t understand. The white man didn’t beat the Indians. He infected him with disease. It’s true. The Indian had no defense for this kind of ‘germ warfare,’ and he eventually succumbed. He didn’t lose in battle so much as die out from disease.
Now, that all said, I liken the Indian hunting techniques to Tai Chi Chuan. To sneak up on a wild animal you had to move so slowly, as slowly as the wind moved a tree branch. You had to blend with the motion of nature.
You had to have a strong body to support this slow motion. And you had to stand in a manner in which you were still capable at any moment, of moving in any direction as if sprung from a spring. Not falling uncontrolled, but legs loaded and ready to shove off, in any direction.
Okay, if you want to move with total silence, and yet be so balanced that you can move in any direction without the need to unbalance yourself and fall uncontrolled, check out Five Army Tai Chi Chuan.
“A human being is marked by his ability to change.” Al Case
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Nice quote, eh? Let me explain it, in humanistic terms, and martial arts terms. I’m going to go far afield on this one, so stay with me.
We have a severe homeless problem in my town. The police have described the homeless as in three categories. The categories are: can, can’t, won’t
This is probably not a very good categorization, but is adequate for the needs of police work. Simply: the ‘cans’ would like to work, but they don’t have the opportunity. Society has left them behind, they don’t have the skills, they don’t understand what has happened to them.
the ‘can’ts’ are merely unable to work. Handicapped, mentally handicapped, etc.
the ‘won’ts’ are able to work, but they won’t. It is easier to live like parasites, stealing and begging.
Okay, so how do we fit this categorization into the martial arts?
The cans are able to learn, but they don’t know where to go, who to trust, and they are beset upon by the naysayers, the people with opinions and no facts who badmouth everything.
The can’ts are unable to learn. They have locked themselves into systems and can’t see beyond those systems. The ‘My art is best’ sort of thing.
The wont’s are the naysayers. They are the ones who have opinions but no facts, and their opinions are invariably: ‘that art is screwed up,’ ‘that guy doesn’t know anything,’ and, of course, ‘Al Case sucks.’
So how do you learn in a culture filled with those types of personalities?
It requires strength of character to ignore the naysayers, separate yourself from a few paltry bucks, and go get a martial arts book, a martial arts video, a martial arts course.
That’s all. It’s that easy. But how many people actually have the requisite strength of character?
So if you do have the strength of character, let me describe what happens when you do video training with me.
1) You need the course you want to test on. 2) You need the Master Instructor Course. 3) You need to send me a legible video.
At the current time, I’m not even charging! FREE!
The fact of the matter is that once people do my courses, see how logical and common sense matrixing has made the martial arts, once they do the Master Instructor course, and understand the actual physics behind the martial arts, it usually only takes a couple of videos to pass.
Of course, therein lies my error. I should be charging hundreds of dollars. I really should. Compare the price of three or four years training, to three or four months of actual accumulation of knowledge. And, to be honest, when I do have sufficient people testing by video my prices will go up. When my time starts getting used, I charge for it.
Here’s something to think about. In the beginning there was no such thing as black belt. In the beginning you picked up techniques where you could, practiced with whoever, and only your passion drove you on.
So what I am selling is knowledge. Knowledge for those who have the passion to be ‘cans.’ Who can say: I CAN DO THAT!
All others need not apply.
The point here is this: do you want to learn? Do you want the real knowledge, the actual physics, the logic that makes it all work, the art?
Do you? Then you have to be more than: a ‘can,’ a ‘can’t,’ or a ‘won’t.’ You have to be a:
I CAN DO THAT!
Then you just do it. You don’t listen to people who say I suck, you find out for yourself.
You order the two courses, you find a partner. (Partners required unless you have enough experience.) and you indulge your passion, and you finally, for the first time in your life, learn the truth of the martial arts.
‘What kind of a person you are is up to you.’
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Man! It is BEEYOUTIFUL out. Time for a BEEYOUTIFUL workout!
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Bruce Lee did a good job of analyzing the motion of combat. He took apart when, for instance, during the opponent’s punch, you should attack. You can find out more about this if you dig around at FreeBruceLee.com.
BUT, nobody’s ever really tried to figure out what happens at the moment of combat. Not the moment of launch, but the thought that must occur before the launch.
And, to be honest, nobody’s ever had the neutronics data, so it is no wonder that nobody has ever done this.
the one thing to remember is that you have a thought, and energy, and body, follow it. The odd thing in all this is that thoughts go in only two directions.
Thoughts go out. Thoughts go in.
This can be made complex, if you stick on analyzing emotion, emotion disguises what you are doing, and so on.
So, the exact moment of attack, should be when the opponent is, for whatever reason, not thinking out, towards you, but inwards, towards himself.
If you understand this, you understand the purpose of meditation: sitting (or moving) and never allowing thoughts to invert, to come back towards yourself. In other words, to watch the world without having internal thoughts.
Here are the ways you can take advantage of this momentary lapse of awareness. The most important is distraction.
Distraction is when you point the opponent’s attention elsewhere.
He blinks because of a fly. He looks because of a motion to the side. He thinks when you tell him there is someone behind him. He thinks because you trash talk. He gets mad, or otherwise falls to emotion. And so on.
You can attack when any of these, or other, distractions occur.
You can attack after the thought of attack, but that is not a good idea, unless you are immaculate in your strategy and tactics. The reason is attacks will collide, mistakes can be made once you let him go into motion, and so on.
BUT… the best time to attack a person? Before he has the thought.
Doesn’t matter when he makes a decision, or for what reason, you simply attack before his thought. At that point he has become victim, as he is going to be responding to your attack, instead of creating an original one of his own.
Here’s the thing, people think you can’t see a thought. But you can. It takes an immense amount of discipline in classical martial arts. It takes less time in matrixed martial arts. Logic just allows you to study, and therefore learn, faster.
Heck, you see people thinking all the time. You see the look in their eyes, you read their bodies, you feel their energy. If you are good you actually perceive the thought. But that level of good depends upon how effective and sincere your training has been.
The lesson here? Train hard, train long, matrix (make logical) everything you do. Make yourself a perceptive person by looking out at the world, and not inward to your own thoughts, troubles, emotions, etc.
Newsletter 800 What is Actually Happening With Matrixing and the Martial Arts
Good morning! The sun is shining, and then it is raining, and shining and raining, and so on. that makes it THE day for working out!
To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.
I just received several emails. Some fellow was bashing me on his blog. He was a long time martial artist, quoted me, then proceeded to ‘dissect’ me. And, if anybody spoke up for me, he bashed them. Nice guy.
Anyway, I thought this made for a wonderful opportunity to explain about bad people in the martial arts, what really makes them, what you do about them, and…what is really happening with matrixing. So here we go.
Here is a scenario. You are in the seventh grade, and you are charged with teaching a fourth grader, you have to teach him how to multiply. You lay out the problems, you show him, and show and show him, and he just doesn’t get it. You get mad. Stupid kid. Teacher comes up, she doesn’t get mad, she just sort of straightens everything out. Now, here is what happened: you had never taught anybody. You didn’t know all the tricks. The teacher has seen it all, she knows all the tricks.
Now, the people who attack me, who attack matrixing, they are like seventh graders. They have done some martial arts, but they don’t know all the tricks. Or, in this specific, they don’t understand how all the arts fit together. They don’t understand the underlying principles, the real philosophy behind it all. So, they get mad.
And, think about it, they have spent their lives doing martial arts, and here I come along and say: oh, that’s not right, you should do it this way.
Man, am I a threat. So they strike back against what is threatening them, threatening their carefully cultivated view of themselves, of their construct of how the world works.
And, here is a proof for what i am saying: If they knew the truth they wouldn’t get mad. I don’t get mad…because I know the truth. I know how the arts fit together, I know all the tricks, the gimmicks and methods, the way it all works, so I don’t get mad when these fellows speak ill of me on blogs and chatrooms and so on.
If you know the truth you don’t get mad, you can look down to their level, and see what it is they don’t understand.
The problem is… you can’t make them understand if they don’t want to understand, that is to say, if they are holding to the small bits of truth they did manage to accumulate, to the methods and things that they constructed to try to make sense out of the martial arts which don’t always make sense.
Now, the specific fellow who was attacking me, was dissecting one of my Kenpo books. And it gets very interesting.
For instance, he claimed I wasn’t a serious student of Kenpo, which, in the book, I explained that i wasn’t a serious student of Kenpo, that I was applying matrixing principles to what i had learned decades ago.
For instance, he said my work needed more depth, which, in my book, I set forth the idea that this was a beginning, and that somebody should come along and exploit my principles to look deeper.
Do you get it?
He was saying things I had already pointed out in my book.
He was criticizing me using points i had already used to criticize myself.
Not very creative, especially for so called critical thinking.
But, here’s the kicker. in his attack he made an interesting statement, he said something to the effect that he had read my books, and that at a certain point he came face to face with
a different way of seeing things.
This was the effect of matrixing.
And he immediately pushed it aside, which is to say, he held on to his carefully constructed world, and was unable to evolve.
And, I will say something else. In my books I tell people, very plainly, that they can’t just read the books, they have to do the techniques, then they will understand, then they will get what I am talking about.
I gauran-forking-tee he did not do this. He was a seventh grader, thinking he was a teacher, and he read the book without doing ANY of the techniques. Without experiencing what I was really saying.
If he had done the book, instead of reading it like a comic, he would have been changed, that different viewpoint would have popped out, nice and neat and gently overwhelming, and he would have evolved.
His art would have evolved. He would have become a teacher, a real teacher, instead of a seventh grader thinking he was a teacher.
Now, I know what I have just said is the absolute truth, because I have seen it work over the last ten years.
There are thousands of people who have DONE the material I have written. Who have DONE the forms and techniques. Who have DONE the drills. And my wins book is packed with their stories. Over six hundred pages of thanks yous. Of ‘how did you ever figure this out?’ Of ‘OMG, I am making my own art, and it all makes so much sense!’
So that is the point i want to make here. You can read about, or you can do. But don’t bother criticizing what I’ve done until you have done it for yourself.
Don’t be a seventh grader, thinking you know it all, when you only know what a seventh grader knows. Don’t settle for that.
And, that brings us to where this matrixing thing is going. Let me make a few points. I love the martial arts. There is nothing i love more than doing the forms, working out with people, it is all a ball. But, I left the fighting part of the martial arts decades ago. I lived in a time that has passed where i was able to accumulate all the data, and make sense of it, and I was able to put fighting aside.
And, the point of matrixing is to help you do this, too. To learn how to fight so well, that fighting stops being a game of chance, and becomes a scientific endeavor, where you analyze and handle people like you are a teacher, and they are seventh graders.
We are talking about actual evolution here.
If you lived fifty years, you would have fifty years worth of knowledge. But what if I could give you that knowledge in a year or two? where would you be in fifty years then? You would be at a hundred years, because you would have my fifty, plus your fifty. And here is the interesting thing, the martial arts accelerate beyond that, once they are matrixed. It is not just about getting my fifty years of knowledge, it is about getting thousands of years of knowledge, all the knowledge accumulated by the ancients and passed down, and finally made sense of.
Let me ask you a question: what step of evolution is it where you don’t get mad?
You watch the world and everybody gets mad. The politicians lie and get mad, the corporate bosses, for all their success, cheat and steal, and get awfully mad. People on the street, they get mad in their cars, they flip each other off, they have road rage, they beat each other up with baseball bats. Husbands and wives get mad, they snipe at each other, and the next thing you know the man punches out the wife, the wife does a Lorena Bobbit, and…
do you get it?
From the playgrounds of our ‘educational’ institutions to the prisons, to the businesses and politicis, we are a raging, wild beast.
I don’t get mad. And I am telling you exactly why, because I have done the martial arts so much that I have given up fighting. Because I understand what frustrations all those seventh graders are having out there.
Do you want to get ‘unmad?’ Do you want to give up anger? Do you want to understand, not like a seventh grader, hopped up on GMO and vaccines and testosterone and all that, but like a calm, patient teacher?
Do you like a world where you are out of control? Where you travel from one conflict to the other, and never partake of the chocolate cake in-between?
That’s what I am selling, that’s the truth of what Matrixing does. That’s where you would be, if you could suddenly ‘evolve’ yourself. If you could leap past all the minor frustrations of a society that is dedicated to killing itself.
Now, the interesting thing is this: I have often thought about taking all the books off the market that are attempts to apply matrixing to other arts. It just seems to cause so much anger. People think I am trying to destroy their construction, instead of enhance it. They think i am attacking their art, when I am only trying to make it bigger, better, more logical. When all I want is to take them to the end of one street, and show them a thousand other streets. When I just want to evolve them.
My consideration is simple. Are my books causing anger among those unable to understand because they cannot do more than read, because they cannot do, because they cannot understand the instructions?
Something to think about, eh?
I’ve also thought about, and even begun work on setting up lines of endeavor which can be closely watched. I made an attempt at Monkeyland, and still think about the mistakes made I made, and how i could fix them.
I’ve thought about setting up a website dedicated to taking people step by step, but not allowing them to purchase the next step, until they have completed the previous step.
And there are reasons I haven’t done this yet, though I have made half starts. Reasons like I don’t have the time and wherewithal. Not very good reasons are these, I admit, but…that is where I am.
Okay, hope I didn’t bore you, hope I actually made some sense with this ranting, but let me just say this… the most important course I’ve got is the Master Instructor Course. I push it more than any other, because it lays out the way energy works in the martial arts, it presents how techniques work. And it tends to divest one of ALL the false reasons behind the actual martial arts. It tells you the information you need to instruct. It opens the door to the way of becoming a calm, patient teacher, and not a seventh grader. Here go.
Newsletter 796 Sleight of Hand in the Martial Arts
Good morning! It’s a balmy day out here in LA, absolutely perfect for working out. You just let the wind push you into the next move.
Hey, here’s something interesting, did you know that people don’t know how to use their bodies? They do sports, various gimmicks, and they catch the ball cool, but they are using the body at about 1/100 of its potential. True.
And, interesting enough, I am not talking about instances of high adrenaline as being the optimum.
In fact, you should be using less energy to create more effect.
Here’s the neutronic low down,very simple, on this phenomenon.
If you study math, the very first thing you learn to do is measure the universe. After a couple of years of working with this fact, which is used because it is undeniable, you can’t argue with a ruler, you learn to think in abstracts. You learn to follow formula, and you leave the necessity for measuring.
So, two specific stages, measure the universe, follow formula. The devising of new formula is considered the higher, most creative mathematics. That is what every professor shoots for.
Okay, understanding this, let’s discuss how it parallels the martial arts.
The beginner is taught to measure himself. How fast he can run from point A to point B, how much he can lift, and so on. This is the first stage, the measurement stage, the stage where you measure yourself in universal terms.
But you are not the universe, you are awareness, and to realize your true potential you have to find the abstracts of motion.
Here is a very simple example of an abstract of motion.
The magician holds up the deck of cards, you choose a card, insert it back into the deck, and the magician, even though he doesn’t know what card it is, pulls it out. Whoa! As Po would say.
But the magician has only used sleight of hand. He has trained his hands to make a motion that escapes the eye. He doesn’t measure himself, he grades himself according to how many people he can fool.
Can Joe Blow do this mystical faster than the eye can see motion? With practice. But here’s the point: What if you trained your whole body to move faster than the eye can see. There are ways, you know. Here’s one. Practice walking the circle out of Pa Kua for a few years, until you feel the ‘lightening’ in your legs. When somebody punches, you move your hand in one direction, and step down and under in the other direction. It will be as if you disappeared.
I first heard of this disappearing act when my instructor was being checked out by a high ranking Korean stylist. The Korean did a series of stretches, then, noting that Bob was just standing and sipping a drink, asked when Bob would be ready (for a proposed freestyle match). Bob put his drink down and faced the Korean. “I’m ready.” The Korean jumped into the air with a perfect spinning kick. When he came down Bob was nowhere to be seen. In fact, when the Korean turned his back Bob just walked behind him, in conjunction with the spin. The Korean was shocked to find Bob behind him.
I was not as fast as Bob, I have a bigger body, but I found that by moving my hand in one direction, and my body in the other, just as I described earlier, that people would follow my hand and lose sight of me.
This is simple stuff, but it takes immense practice. And it takes a dedication to graduating from the simple measurement of self into the abstract of measuring the other person.
It takes concentration, focus of mind.
And, in my case, in addition to all the karate I did, it took decades of Tai Chi and Pa Kua to understand the enrages involved.
But, with matrixing, it doesn’t take that long. It takes intense effort, but if you understand what you are trying to do before you do it, then you can cut the time down by MUCH.
Mind you, the path is different for everybody, because everybody is different, bodies are different, and the mind and spirit is definitely different. But, if you understand what I have said here, and are willing to dedicate yourself to the work, then you can go beyond the measurement of the universe. You can go into these things that, before matrixing, were considered mystical and reserved for special people.
There is no reason why, with understanding the matrixing concepts, and a little hard work, you can’t be special. There is no reason why you can’t use your body to its full 100% potential.
Here’s the Pa Kua page for any who wish to choose that as a part of their journey.
Newsletter 793 The Truth of the Old Martial Arts Legends
Man, this is an absolutely perfect day. Absolutely perfect. You know what makes it perfect? I just worked out. If you ever want to make NOW better, just work out. The more you work out, the better NOW is.
I remember hearing old stories, old legends from China, and so on.
The fellow who practiced jumping out of a one foot hole. Then, the second year, a two foot hole. Three years a three foot hole. After ten years he was jumping ten feet up. Could jump on and off roofs. And twenty years…
Then there was a the fellow who lifted a calf on his shoulders. Did it every day. When the calf grew into a bull, his strength was prodigious.
And so on.
Interesting stories. Sort of like comic books. Keeps the young kids interested.
But there is truth to those old legends. The truth is different, however.
You do a form for a couple of years, you train your body to move quick and fast, any direction, any combination of techniques. Then, without really understanding what is happening, you move into the realm of the mind. Maybe ten or twenty years. Your thought process becomes quicker, faster, more intuitive. Then, without really understanding it, you move into the realm of the spirit. You stop looking at your body, for you understand it. You start looking at the attack, and you aren’t a sequence of nerves and twitches and muscles and stuff, you just go to where you are supposed to go, without the muscular fanfare, without the mental thinkingness. Your body just moves through space without effort.
The thing is… you make this happen not by measuring yourself, but by dedicating yourself. Not by thinking about it, but by just doing it, spending the years, doing the forms over and over, until the body gets tired of working, until the mind gets tired of thinking about it, until the spirit takes over and just does it.
Think about it like this: You are digging a hole, you are digging into the earth, but that is just a vehicle to make strong the body. You dig and you dig, the body gets tired, but you know you are getting close, you have to keep digging, so you steel your mind, and you make your body keep digging. And when the mind gets tired, you know you are closer than ever and all that keeps you going is your spirit. You ignored the protests of body and mind and you keep digging, and, at last, you reach it. It seeps out of the bottom of the hole, seeps into your feet, up your legs, invigorates your body, mind and spirit. You have found gold. Not the gross gold that is shiny rock, but the pure gold of refined spirit. The gold that makes you immortal, that makes you a pure and ever shining spirit.
Others, unless they have done the digging, cannot see it. But what others know doesn’t matter. What matters is what you know. And you know the truth of you.
This is the truth behind the legends. Superhuman deeds are possible, but they are not what you think. They are not comic book, they are real, but they are not normally visible, and they are not what people usually expect.
But, regardless, you won’t really understand this unless you start working out, and don’t stop. Work out until you are an old man. Until the body is tired, but you are not. Until you realize the flesh is frail, but the spirit is not. That is the only proof I can offer.
I was following a martial arts forum the other day, and the subject was ‘Aikido Rolling.’ Call it Aikido, but these same rolls are found in Karate, kenpo, even the kicking art of Taekwondo.
Learn to fall, grasshopper!
The forum in question was attempting to solicit advice on how to teach these particular martial arts moves. And, there was good advice, and some bad advice. I learned how to roll, forward and backward, and break fall, and other sorts of these moves, in Kenpo Karate. It wasn’t done much, actually presented as a technique, and not given any serious drilling. When I began Kang Duk Won we did no rolls or breakfalls. The message was clear: don’t go to the ground. And, to those who disagree with such advice, if you learn to ground your weight properly, you cannot be taken to the ground. But, that fact aside, it is useful to learn to do shoulder rolls aikido style. You learn to appreciate what another body might do, and there may come a time when a roll is the best defense. I am reminded, in this latter point, of the time I was in Oakland and witnessed a motorcycle accident. The motorcyclist was cut off, struck the other car, and the rider catapulted through the air and did a perfect shoulder roll to a standing position. So, that said, there is one theory you must understand and implement no matter what the method being used to teach you. And, there is one superior method for teaching how to roll. The theory is this: a perfect circle has no corner. Whenever you roll and hear a sound, or feel a pain, that is an example of a corner. You must do the roll again, looking for the source of that sound or pain, and smooth it out until the roll becomes true. For instance, the you hear the foot flop at the end of the move. Figure out how not to flop the foot. Or, you get a sore head after rolling, so look for the point at which your head is hitting something. Those are the corners, figure out how to smooth them out. As for the one method, you simple give a person a basketball, show him how to wrap his body around it, then tell him to roll the ball. You will be surprised at how easy this device, this real visualization works. people doing it suddenly have an example of a circle to adhere to. I use to curve a coat hanger in a circle and hand it to people. And you can use other things. And that is the secret, and that’s all there is, to ‘aikido rolling’ in the martial arts.
There is a great course which shows you how to do Aikido quickly and effortlessly. it is called Matrix Aikido, and it is available at monsterMartialArts.com.
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How to Have Supernatural Powers in the Martial Arts…
Supernatural in kung fu, refers to such things as reading minds, intuition, seeing when things are going to happen before they happen, And so on.
The reason people have such trouble in gaming this high level of martial arts is because of a basic misunderstanding of who and what they are.
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The body is an envelope for the spirit.
The mind is just a bunch of memory.
The spirit is the source of all supernatural ability in the martial arts.
The misunderstanding comes when people attribute their abilities to mental powers.
Memory has no powers, memory obscures he human being, which obscures a being’s natural power. Natural ability, what a human being can do once memories are put aside is actually what we call supernatural kung fu.
Thus to say Power comes from mental abilities is completely the opposite of what they should be thinking.
Think of it this way, A person trains his body and this creates discipline in the soul. In effect it bypasses the mind, which is to say the memories, which come between a person and his true power and ability.
Understanding this one must apply this to the martial arts.
One memorizes movements, Which creates a short-term memory. One practices the movements until the memory disappears and intuition remains. The bonus is at the long-term memory tends to disappear to, Or at least to get out-of-the-way of the martial artist.
So you memorize to give up memory and what is left is the awareness, the Spirit, the human being, the ‘I am.’
When you give up memory, your own abilities come to the fore. These abilities, Based in such things as intuition, actually frighten normal people. That is why so many people give up the martial arts at the brown belt level, for that is the level at which a person breaks through to intuition.
Unfortunately, most systems no longer bring a person to the edge of intuition, or push him through to intuition.
This is why I created matrixing. It makes the martial arts faster, it makes the jump to intuition easier.
Instead of spending years trying to figure out the confusion created by a laborious memorization procedure, the student learns logical moves, builds up no internal resistance to the memorization procedure, and slides smoothly into intuition.
Check out monstermartialarts.com, and especially matrix karate. Even if you have done martial arts for years, even if you know dozens of martial arts systems, once you experience the logic of matrixing, all those systems Will start to make sense and come together in a manner which you didn’t envision.
Go to the Testimonials in the menu and do a search for your martial art! Hi Sensei Al! (On the Black Belt Course) Everything is working great! Thank you for the quick responses. I am enjoying the one on one videos. It may be cliche, but I do feel like I'm there. I also like the conversational style and the way you explain how you're teaching and why. You've got a new student for life. Thank you. ~ Daniel
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I used to read your articles in Inside Karate and was excited when I found your web site. ~ RV
As an old timer with thirty-five years of experience I was really bored, but your works have peaked my interest and shown me that there is much more to learn. I Thank You Again, Sincerely ~ CC
Where was this information 24 years ago? This course is one of the best things to ever happen to me. Thank you Al Case for the gift of knowledge! Be blessed my teacher, ~ Rev. Ernest R
I bought the Infinite Fist tape YEARS ago and you know? I Keep going back to it! ~ KS
You are a master. You have opened me up to things that I have never thought of before. ~ KFM
I purchased your course on "Create Your Own Martial Art" and absolutely love it. I believe that your matrixing system is very unique. ~ DW
In my entire experience twenty years as a student and an instructor since, no one has contributed more to my martial arts education than you have. I started following your works twenty years ago and although I was young then I knew you had the True Art it was obvious to me even then. ~ Charles C
Students will know longer be slaves of poor instructors and practitioners. ~ Lonnie M
Win from Master Instructor Course Let me start out by saying thank you. Thanks from all the martial artists who asked why. Al, I'm in the Security and Law enforcement field and carry Instructor credentials, so effective methods in combat and teaching them is what I constantly look for.
Win from Matrix Aikido I just had to write to you to say WOW. Your INSTANT AIKIDO is great!!! ~ SD
My students have started coming up to me after class telling me how much more they are enjoying it, and that the classes have stopped being so ridged and now flow in a kind of give and take between me and them. I have stopped being a task master and started having fun and letting them teach me as well.
I did the Master Instructor Course and it hit me. The Basics that are so concisely communicated in this course including the Matrix principle IS the solution. It doesn’t matter what “style” I call my art, because all styles follow these same principles. It doesn’t matter how hard I train or how many repetitions I do if I don’t train the right way. And I would never become a master if I didn’t know how it all fits together. Now I do! I can honestly say that I am now on the path that I have always sought as a martial artist. Thank you Al!
I conducted a Matrix Aikido training class for a Security Team at a local manufacturing plant. I tailored the training according to their Use Of Force policy. As you know they need control and takedown skills. I knew Matrix Aikido would be the answer. The training plan you shared was boss. The class went so smoothly. The participants learned very quickly. By the end of the class you could see techniques of Monkey Boxing coming through. They were also able to create their own techniques. There was one female officer in the class who asked to become my private student. She was throwing, locking and taking down guys twice her size. The Security Supervisor wants me to come back and with more participants! I'll keep you posted. ~ L M
Have found your books and dvds excellent. My background is mainly in medical qigong but I practice Sun Style Tai CHi, BaGua and HsingI as well as Eagle Claw, Snake Style Kung Fu and several Wudang weapon styles. This is the first time I have had the underlying principles so clearly explained and in a way that they are immediately workable and demonstratable. I have worked through the Master Instructors Course, Aikido and Butterfly Bagua and have started to breakdown the Sun Hsing I using your matrix method. I was even able to teach a 70 year old friend of mine with no martial arts background your instant aikido where she was able to do some very accomplished locks and throws after the first lesson