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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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 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.
Great morning to you! A great work out to you. A year full of great work outs to you!
Here’s a few martial arts thoughts to start off 2016
I asked this question last year, and I’m going to ask it again. Where do you want to be at the end of 2016? What martial arts do you want to be expert in? How far do you want to go?
Mastery comes from two factors, hard hard you work, and how scientifically correct is your art.
To make yourself work hard, put notes up around the house. Make yourself do fifty punches before you open the frig. Do two forms before you go outside. And inside. Practice your applications as you walk to the bathroom. And so on.
Heck, do your forms before you eat, before you sleep, and upon waking.
If you want to make it this year, if you want mastery, you need to be dedicated.
And, here’s something to think about. I was talking to somebody about the difference between fighting and the martial arts.
You can be a fighter but not a martial artist. You can’t be a martial artist without being a fighter. You can’t be a good martial artist without giving up fighting. It’s true.
It’s also true that in a sport you attempt to defeat the other person. In a martial art you attempt to control yourself.
You should know a minimum of two martial arts. One with lots of force, one with lots of flow. Do that and your mind won’t be trapped by being compelled to move in only one direction.
To win a fight the first thing you must do is control the distance. While there is an art to fighting, the true art is in control.
When it comes to augmenting your studies… Some people learn best from a video. Some people learn best from a book. The best people learn from both.
One thing you should do, if you really want to make it to mastery this year, is sit down and make a list of polite things you can do. Fighting is easy, being polite, especially when somebody wants to fight, is not always so easy. But it is the way to the true martial art.
Okey dogley. That’s enough for now, but think about spending a whole year doing nothing but accumulating wisdom. That’s going to give your martial art real legs.
Have a great work out, and don’t forget to check out the video on this page
How Master Instructor Knowledge in the Martial Arts Transcends Time and Language
Good morning! Fantastic morning, actually, for I not only get to work out, but there is A NEW MASTER INSTRUCTOR!
Congrats to Garib De Kwaadsteniet
Hello Master Al
My name is Garib, I am a Bujinkan Taijutsu instructor from Amsterdam, as well as studying Matrixing thru the master Instructor course, and the Monkey boxing system with my Master Instructor, Will Sess. A lot of the finer points that you mention in the course, were subject in passing in my old system, without being explained the reason behind them, whereas just thru your solid and clear and concise explanations, the reason /concept or theory behind them became immediately obvious and a lot of the random data, as collected thru the various techniques, started to fall into place and made sense from a pragmatic point of view. What I have learned from matrixing is to look at every conceivable angle, to look for the universal truth/reality in any given motion, be it passive (evasive) or active (advance/attack/counter). By that i mean if it is a balanced, body natural motion which contains all the elements of the basic basics…in alignment. Technique over strength, mobility over forced movement, softness over hardness, working with the whole body (Taijutsu),… this way, just a minimum effort, is enough for maximum protective efficiency. Those are the elements i have taken from the master Instructor lessons, which makes my approach to movement now a whole lot more scientific based, than the randomly collected heap of techniques i was taught before. In other words, Matrixing is the art of getting to the heart of the matter, in a much shorter time than it would take with the traditional or common way of Instruction. I compare the matrix method to a compass, not only because of the directions (angles) but also because it gives me a starting point, a reference from where i can easily spot and connect the energy lines, in harmony with my opponents motions and intentions… Thank you very much for this really compact and comprehensive block of Instruction on how to execute and transmit movement and energy, in alignment and under pressure, as well as making the theory behind them clear. Sincerely, Garib De Kwaadsteniet
Thank you Garib, and well done! Your win is a very concise and excellent summation of matrixing.
Garib was assisted by Master Instructor Will Sess, and I believe he is non-English speaking, which makes this win all the sweeter. It proves that matrixing goes beyond language, that it is a concise set of scientific principles that transcend speech.
It is the way the universe works.
So thank you again, Garib, well done for your hard work, and thanks to your instructor Will Sess.
Okay guys and gals, wouldn’t becoming a Master Instructor be the greatest HanaKwanMass present you could ever give yourself?
Do the course and submit your win, and you have made it, you have gotten that knowledge, that martial artists from around the world, and throughout time, have wished to get… You have gotten the ultimate knowledge of the martial arts you have gotten the knowledge that is on The Master Instructor Course!
The name of the book is ‘Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do, and Neutronics.’
Written by Al Case, a martial artist with near fifty years experience in the martial arts, this book takes an outside viewpoint of Bruce Lee, and his martial art (Jeet Kune Do).
Book on Bruce Lee’s Martial Art of Jeet Kune Do.
Bruce Lee is often considered, specifically as to what drove him to his martial arts theories. The main focus of the book, however, is to compare and contrast Jeet Kune Do to the more classical martial arts, specifically, the author’s art of Karate.
This is a hard core book. While it is respectful, it is obvious that the author holds Mr. Lee in high esteem, there are some very hard questions asked concerning the formation of JKD, and the real purpose of the art.
It is also an intelligent book, going into Matrixing Technology, which is the first and only science of the martial arts, and Neutronic philosophy. The author claims that because JKD is an advanced martial art only advanced methods of thought can be used to analyze it.
Which is to say that if you are Beeavis or Butthead, you may want to avoid this tome. It won’t teach you Jeet Kune Do, and it may hurt your head to actually start thinking about it.
Mr. Case has, as said, near 50 years martial arts experience. He began Kenpo Karate in 1967, quickly became an instructor, and went on to study virtually every martial art that came down the pike during the Golden Age of Martial Arts. He became a writer for the magazines in 1981, and had his own column in Inside Karate. Thus, Mr. Case doesn’t enter the picture as a newbie, but an experienced fighter and writer. His compare and contrast with JKD should provide the most enlightened student with much thought.
Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do, and Neutronics, will be released and on Amazon within the week, and students interested in the paperback version should do a search on Amazon probably by the last week of April 2015.
Students who would like to save $5 and purchase the instant download of the book should go to FreeBruceLee.com.
Old Muscle Building Method Makes for a Super Hard Punch!
I mean that literally, you can have a hard punch in days. The old body building method is called Dynamic Tension, and it was used by the old comic book guys like Charles Atlas and Joe Weider. It is actually still sold today.
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Interestingly, Chuck Atlas made his millions in the pages of comic books. He had ads that ran for years, and he even beat the Great Depression. His most famous ad, a bully kicking sand in a lads face at the beach, actually happened to him when he was a youth, and inspired him to create his world famous method for building muscles.
I was acutely aware of the comic book ads, liking comics and being a skinny weakling when I was young. I suppose, in some way, I answered the comic book ad when I took up the study of the martial arts. And, serendipity, amongst the forms I learned was one which dealt with Mr. Atlas’ form of shaping the body.
The pattern was supposedly a variation of a Wing Chun form. I don’t recall what we called it, but I do recall the hours spent on one specific movement in the form. That one movement made my punch get stronger and stronger and stronger.
When you do the move, take a back stance and cross the wrists in front of you. Press wrist against wrist, and slowly slide the wrists past each other. Let the power build, then let the hands snap off each other and execute a punch.
It’s best to punch with the rear hand, and let the front hand come back across the chest. It is also good to simultaneously press your feet against one another in the back stance. Then, when you release the hands, you can release the stance and really cover ground.
The muscles tend to build fast, and you’ll notice an increase in strength I would say within seven days. Over time you will notice the working parts of your arms and legs are getting denser and better shaped. And, in conjunction with the thrusting forward of the whole body, you are going to have some kind of powerful strike.
Obviously, you can tailor this exercise for other body parts, other types of strikes and blocks, and your body should get in fantastic shape. I’ll tell you this, one look at your chiseled physique and nobody is going to try to kick sand in your face. And that is how an old body building method can give you a hard punch in literally days.
About the Author: Al Case began martial arts in 1967. He studied such arts as Kenpo, Karate, Wing Chun, Aikido, Norther Shaolin Kung Fu, Southern Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi Chuan, Pa Ku Chang and various weapons. He became a writer for the martial arts magazines in 1981, and had his own column in Inside Karate. Check out his course on increasing Chi Power.
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So how would you like your black belt certificate signed by Barack Obama? Cool, eh? I mean, the president signing your black belt certificate!
Except, you see, the president doesn’t know Karate. Or AIkido. Or Tai Chi Chuan or Krav Maga or…he doesn’t know ANY martial Art! He merely signed your martial arts promotion so you woujld vote for him!
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How valuable is your black belt certificate now, eh?
Now, we know this is satire, except, let’s look at a little history behind the martial arts satire.
In Korea, back in the forties and fifties, the martial arts flourished. Some of the most powerful Karate int he world came out of that era. Then a fellow name of Choi Hong Hi decided that Korea needed its own martial art. So he invented Taekwondo. It wasnt’ very good, as evidenced by three facts.
One, the forms were changed after that, better forms were made.
Two, a lot of people wouldn’t go with the new system, they felt that it wasn’t as good as the old.
Three, in Korea Taekwondo is taught to people as sort of a baby system, and the real martial arts are taught later on, and, I hate to say it, in a lot of cases, only to people of the Korean race.
It’s true. A rank form of racism. In the martial arts.
But you will have a hard time proving it, the Koreans certainly won’t opt to it.
But, that is just one instance of a martial art being changed for political reasons. Something that really worked being thrown out (or reserved, in this case) while a lesser art is foisted upon people to create ‘nationalistic pride,’ among other things.
In communist countries, a few decades ago, only the military, or communist party officials and their family, were allowed to learn Martial Arts. Another instance of martial arts by politics.
Let me make a point here: in this country there a LOT of people who think martial arts should be regulated, and this goes down even to the selection of techniques that is taught.
And, here is the cruelty behind this bonehead reasoning…these people propose regulation so that the government won’t regulate us.
Regulation of art, of martial art, for politics.
Well, you know my opinion. As the owner of Monster Martial Arts I believe in going to a flesh smacking dojo and eschewing ALL politics. And, when you have your basics in, heck, as soon as you start, you should start exploring other options, and ordering a course from me, testing in the martial arts by video with me, is ABSO-FRIGGIN-LUTELY free of politics.
It’s the knowledge that’s important here, not who signs your certificate, or whetehre you have filled in the forms in triplicate, or whether you show proper depth of bow to some bonehead who stopped learning martial arts a decade ago, when he figured out he could get people to bow down and throw money at him.
Just my opinion of course. You’re certainly free to go get your black belt certificate signed by BarackObama…heck, it’s not like politics could really hurt the martial arts, right?
Check out Matrix Karate if you want a TOTALLY non-political martial arts system.
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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
What's interesting about Al Case's writings and teachings is there isn't any emphasis on 'the unknown' or 'mystery' behind martial arts. Al will slam this information in your face! Quite frankly the data isn't hidden, you'll find you're blind. ~ WG
Al Case is a powerful presence to be around, but if you can confront it, then you will not be sorry, for there is no one like him, and it is an extreme privilege and honor.
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