Interlinking Martial Arts Forms
Here’s an interesting little trick for you,
one that will open your eyes and expand your art by ten…
I did Kenpo back in 67,
I noticed right away that the forms
were built simple to complex.
simple to hard to understand.
You learned your basics with the first two forms,
then everything went haywire,
the forms were lists of techniques,
no real logic behind the sequence of the forms,
or even the relationship of the forms to themselves.
it was fun,
but it was HARD to really learn anything.
You ended up just memorizing,
and doing the martial arts like a dance.
Then I went to the Kung Duk Won
learned the classic Karate forms.
It was still a list of techniques,
but the forms had more meaning,
the arrangement from basics to complex
took on a different meaning.
Before I go on,
here’s a clip from Pinan Five
Give you an idea of how some of this karate stuff works…
before we were so rudely interrupted by the video…
I noticed there was a general trend,
from white belt to black belt,
and the trend went like this…
block then counter
two block and counter
three block and counter
block and counter simultaneous
Do you see the progression?
While it looks like a progression of numbers of blocks,
it was actually a progression of time,
but you might have to see the actual techniques
to understand that particular thing.
One of the things I did
when I started ‘pre-matrixing,’
was make huge lists
of all blocks and counters,
and arrange them according to belt level.
did that make things easy.
there was something else I noticed at the Kang Duk Won.
The forms expanded on the footwork,
and there was a link between the forms.
Pinan two and four were similar in certain ways.
And Pinan three and five were similar.
I utilized in matrixing.
Not just arranging the numbers of blocks and counters,
but sequencing the blocks and counters in time,
arranging the forms to accurately represent this linkage.
there was the roots of real matrixing.
Take your forms,
ask yourself about simplicity and workability,
arrange the techniques,
then arrange your forms,
as you will probably have to do,
create new forms to contain
the much more logical and easy to teach techniques.
you’re going to twist your head on this stuff,
it took me decades to figure this out,
I didn’t have the simple things
that I have laid out for you here.
there is an easy way.
Instead of pounding your head in frustration,
instead of doing something with your head
that heads are not well built to do,
just take a gander at
It’s all there.
The linkage of techniques,
the linkage of forms,
freestyle methods to go with belt levels,
AND A BONUS COURSE ON KICKING
with the forms,
and everything in logical order.
all the distractions of other arts,
arts that do not match up with the basic concepts of karate,
have been eliminated.
Makes for a VERY pure path.
And a very QUICK path.
But don’t believe me.
Twist your head for thirty years,
and then come up with what I already did.
Here’s the link.
Have a great work out!
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