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The Muscle that Isn’t!

Newsletter 1015

Here’s a good question for you…

Happy afternoon!
I hope you guys are all eating ribs off the barbie, eh?
Mmm.
Oh, wait,
this isn’t the cooking channel…
this is MARTIAL ARTS!

So,
what is the one moving body part?
That’s an easy one.
The muscles.
They are the only body part that actually moves.
The kidney doesn’t move,
it just goes on for the ride.
The brain doesn’t move,
it just sits in the skull and imitates a rock.
Heh.
So the muscles move.
So here’s some stuff to think about.

A muscle is a motor.
The matrix definitiion of a motor…
‘A motor is two poles between which there is tension.’
Push or pull, doesn’t matter.

Now,
all muscles should work together,
so when you move a lot of motors (muscles) make motion.

the individual muscle is a motor in that it has two ends (poles)
and there is pull between those two points.

Muscles can make a motor against other muscles.

But,
here’s the weird one,
there is in your body something I have decided to call…
‘tacking muscles.’
Now,
honestly,
I don’t know exactly how to define this term.
It comes from the process of ‘tacking,’
which is when you shift the sails of a boat
so the boat can sail against the wind.
Have you ever thought about how weird that is?
But it’s ingenious.

So,
when you stretch,
when you reach up for the sky
what muscles are contracting
to make you longer?
Those are the tacking muscles.

And,
I’ll be honest,
after much thought,
I don’t think I can define what muscles actually cause
this ‘tacking’ of the body.

this is one of those weird questions
I can’t really wrap my head around.
I have stood and stretched,
especially in yoga,
and asked myself what muscle is doing what.
I have the weird idea
that if I can figure this out
it will make me a better martial artist.

Maybe one of you guys out there
can enlighten me,
or at least be as confused as me.

Anyway,
the muscles are important,
I see people get old,
and they are always ‘out of muscle.’
They have ignored the one moving body part.
They talk about the right food,
but they never look at the one moving body part
that makes EVERY other part of the body healthy.

Motion massages the innards,
there are trigger points
that are activated by muscle motion,
and so on.

The martial arts are one of the few activities
that enhance every muscle in the body.
Yoga is good,
gymnastics are good,
but martial arts are…FUN!

Now if i could only figure out where the tracking muscles are.

Hey,
obligatory advertisement coming up…

Check out
‘Evolution of an Art.’
It is three arts,
that’s three different viewpoints
of all the muscles in the body.
Here’s the link…

3a Evolution of a Martial Art

Now,
have a great work out,
and build up your appetite for that old barbie.
Mmmm.

Al

BTW
Thanks to those guys who volunteered to read and review my novel…
Monkeyland

HanaKwanMass Martial Arts!

This is the ultimate Martial Arts course

It is that time of year again,
some old guy breaks into your house
and leaves a bunch of stuff.
And you’re supposed to leave him a cookie.
Huh!

Well,
I know how to celebrate Christmas,
first off,
you call it HanaKwanMass!
Doesn’t matter what holiday somebody celebrates,
you’ve got him covered,
and you’ve managed to offend everybody at once!
Ha!

Second off,
a telling of the traditional
Monster Martial Arts Christmas Poem,
which you will find at the end of this short epistle.

Third,
a big thank you to all who have purchased
The Nine Square Diagram Boxing course.
A lot of people asked for these videos,
here’s a win from one of them.

Dear Mr. Case,
The Nine Square Boxing (hard and soft)and two bonuses downloaded without any problems.

Watched some of the course last night. Started with the Q & A (glad you did that). After the Q & A I went through the first 5 segments of Part One. Plan on watching more today.

It’s been taking me a while to appreciate the nine square pattern. I’ve had the Shaolin Butterfly dvd since March and the Nine Squares paper book since July, but last night it finally sunk in while I watched the first five segments of Part One. I’ve have always preferred the simple 4 or 8 step basic kata (+ pattern) and drilling just one or two things, but I like the direction changes in the nine square more. I have a new favorite with the nine square.
Don H

Thanks Don.

you know, just to let you guys know,
wins are what really keep me going.
Life gets tough,
I feel out of sorts,
and I just open up the 600 or so pages of wins
and read a few.
Takes me right to the top
re-enforces my purpose,
makes life worth living.
such a simple thing,
yet so important to me.

That said, here’s the link
https://9squarediagramboxing.wordpress.com

And, there is actually a new release.
I’ve actually been working on this for a while,
and the release has given me an immense amount of satisfaction.
Here’s the link…

The Book of Neutronics

The book of Neutronics is the books I’ve written on Neutronics.

Five books, usually costing $50,
but this collection in one volume is only $20.

It includes
The Neutronic Viewpoint
Prologue
Neutronics
The 24 Principles
Outside the Tube

That is a massive amount of information.
About 300 pages worth.
And it is all about what is actually behind the martial arts.
It is the science behind the science.

And, an advice,
don’t bother getting it if you don’t like to read and think.
But,
if you are ready to understand the mysteries,
the mysticism,
the real reasons behind the martial arts…
this is it.

And,
that is about it.

You guys and gals have a great and wonderful HanaKanMass,
and a great work out, too!

Al

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS!

Twas the night before Christmas
I was in my shack
primed and ready
for the red fat attack.

my weapons were loaded
the windows were barred
all would be safe
while I was on guard

The chimney was decked
with concertina wire
I crouched by the couch
ready to fire.

I had an M60
with ammo to feed
I didn’t care
if the red fat did bleed.

A loaded shotgun
and grenades to spare
when red fat came down
I’d blow him out of there.

Throwing stars and knives
and a really long sword
and if that didn’t work
I knew a bad word.

Sitting there late
my eyes started to close
when suddenly I heard
a bunch of ho hos.

Off with the lights
safety off, too
I  watched the fire close
and heard a sound from the flu.

‘Ouch and gosh darn it
who put the wire here
those are my undies
starting to tear!’

Then a shower of soot
and a grunt and a groan
he landed in the fire
and gave out a moan.

He was rubbing the place
where the wire did tear
so I held down the trigger
and lead filled the air.

belt after belt
did I deal the red fat
he danced and he jumped
I knew he felt that!

then quicker than spit
I ran out of lead
but enough was enough
he had to be dead.

Boy was I shocked
to see him stand tall
stepping out of the fireplace
not bothered at all.

So I grabbed up the 16
to mow him down
he had to be hurting
cause I saw his big frown.

Then I was empty
and he came straight for me
I pulled out my knives
and sliced him with glee

He jumped to the side
moving real quick
disarmed my knives
with a well placed kick

then he dropped the big bag
he had on his shoulder
reached forth his arms
and his anger did smolder

He grabbed hard my neck
and held me up high
I tried kicks and punches
but I was like a fly

Not karate nor judo
no art did work
and he grinned a mean grin
and called me a jerk

‘Don’t you know
you stupid little man
Christmas is forever
in spite of your plan.’

Then he threw me aside
and proceeded to work
giving presents to all
and to me a great smirk

And when he left
the great big red fat
he left me a lump of coal
the big red fat rat!

HanaKwanMass to you and yours forever!

How to Make Karate into Tai Chi Chuan!

Newsletter 924

About the New Karate to Tai Chi Book!

Hi Guys and Gals.

This is to announce the official release of
‘Chiang Nan’

Chiang Nan is the title I settled on, the working title is
‘How to Translate Karate into Tai Chi Chuan.’
So Chiang Nan,
or ‘How to Translate Karate into Tai Chi Chuan
was originally bundled into the course.
You can get it in PDF if you order the course.

I just published the official book
‘How to Translate Karate into Tai Chi Chuan,’
and it is available on Amazon.
The official title is…

‘Chiang Nan’

and here’s the link…

https://www.amazon.com/Chiang-Nan-Al-Case/dp/198767765X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523645901&sr=8-1&keywords=chiang+nan

And for those who don’t know what it is about…
As the subtitle says,
it teaches one how to make karate into tai chi chuan.

If you have been studying karate,
this will expand your concepts of karate by ten times.
Different way of looking at form applications.
Different way of doing the form.
Really opens the mind.

If you have been studying Tai Chi Chuan,
you will learn a lot about techniques,
doing other arts tai chi style,
and so on.

Look,
it’s a different kind of strength,
different energy,
a whole and complete education.
If you know just the hard arts,
you need to know the soft.
or you only have half an art.

If you know just the soft arts,
you need to know the hard,
or you only have half an art.

This is a 270 page book
(three in one, actually)
that covers how to translate karate into tai chi,
what the lost form,
the original form that karate came from,
might look,
and the secret techniques of karate…
deliberately hidden by the secret pact
made by Okinawan karate masters.

So check it out on Amazon,
or just get the PDF by ordering the course through
MonsterMartialArts.com.

Have a great work out!
Al

https://www.amazon.com/Chiang-Nan-Al-Case/dp/198767765X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523645901&sr=8-1&keywords=chiang+nan

A True Martial Arts Secret

Newsletter 921

The Martial Art Secret that will Bug You!

I read this other day,
realized it was profound,
that it would bug the stuff out of people
if they knew it.
So,
wanting to bug everybody,
I decided to tell you.
Just remember one thing,
remember,
when you’re thinking this over,
in the next few decades,
when you remember it and scrunch up your nose
and lower your brow anew…
it came from …

MONSTERMARTIALARTS.COM

Got it?
Deal?
Okay,
here it is.
A profound stupid item that will,
once you’ve had time to think about it,
get under your skin.

There are three types of people.
winners…losers…dreamers

Winners make their dreams work
Losers have given up on their dreams
And,
the vast bulk of people…

dreamers walk around dreaming of everything they don’t have…
and never do anything about it.

That’s it.

Now,
some of you are going to read this
and profound changes will occur.
You will start doing things differently.
But you were already winners.

Losers probably will never read this,
they’ve already given up,
even if they read it
it would have no impact.

Then there’s…you.

Make a list of the things you dreamed about.
What you wanted to be in life,
what you wanted to accomplish.
Did you do it?
Did you?
Can you change right now?
Interesting question.

There was a congressman
~ this is a true story ~
he spent 30 years in office,
and on the day he left
he was going through his desk
and he found a sheet of paper,
stuck in the back of the drawer,
crumpled up under the weight
of thousands of things shoved in after it.
He unfolded the paper
and saw it was a list of things
he planned to accomplish when in office.
He had written it his first day in office,
stuck it in the drawer,
and here it was,
30 years later,
and he had not accomplished
a single thing on the list.

30 years of votes and elections,
30 years of meeting with leaders,
30 years of being in charge,
and he was a dreamer.
And that’s all.

Now,
I’m a martial artist,
I dreamed,
and I became my dreams.
I did this
in spite of the people who said ‘no.’
And,
believe me,
there were plenty of people who offered discouragement.

You’re a martial artist,
or you wouldn’t be reading this.
So here’s the question:

Are you a winner, a loser, or a dreamer?

Are you going to study for a few years,
then quit,
get married and do what you’re told,
let kids take you out of the game,
let a career get in the way?

If you do that then,
in 30 or 40 years
you are going to open that closet,
see the fresh pressed uniform hanging there,
but there won’t be any multi-tipped black belt
looped over the hanger.
You’ll be face to face
with dreams that never happened.
You settled for a life of dreaming,
and even though you fell into a 9 to 5,
worked hard and were faithful,
you’re just a dreamer.

I’ll tell you,
you see that empty uniform
gathering dust and moths
and you’re going to remember this
and it is going to bug the stuff out of you.
All you could have been,
all you could have done,
in an empty uniform.

Or you could do something about it,
get started right now,
and do something.
Write a path,
and force yourself to stick to it
until the dream becomes reality.

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/black-belt-course/

Have a great work out!
Al

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The Real Reason Karate Is No Good!

Newsletter 919

Karate is No Good!

Here’s a beaut for you.
Freakin’ unbelievable.
I had a student come in the other day,
a young kid, and he says:
‘My cousins say my karate is no good.
They say that if you don’t use it in the ring its not a martial art.’

Hmmm.
So what I had been doing for the last 50 years was no good.
I’m glad somebody finally told me.
Here I thought I was doing okay.

So I asked him if his cousins studied martial arts.
He said, ‘No.’
I asked him if they had ever studied any martial arts.
He said, ‘No.’
I asked him if he really cared about the opinions of people who didn’t know anything…he laughed and said…’No.’

And the point here is that these two bozos
had watched lots of MMA,
followed the UFC rabidly.
But they had never put on the gloves,
stepped on the mat,
even tried something as simple as a punch.

But they thought they knew everything.

You know,
most MMA guys have a history of classical martial arts.
And they don’t come out and say the martial arts are no good.
Instead,
they take what they can,
move on to what they want to do,
and don’t bother bad mouthing anything.

So,
karate has some great self-defense,
kung fu has some great strength building exercises,
aikido has some great sensitivity drills,
ta chi chuan has some great rehabilitative qualities,
and so on and so on.

So nobody has to feel bad
just because two VERY IGNORANT bozos
spout their opinion at the drop of their very light hats.

This is the course I taught write before matrixing.
Combined two arts,
shortened and streamlined forms,
the best applications of both arts,
and very hard core.

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/outlaw-karate/

Have a great work out!
Al

http://monstermartialarts.com/martial-arts/outlaw-karate/

http://monstermartialarts.com