An Interesting Thought Matrix…
Happy every day to you!
The work out you do today will be special.
Gonna really rock.
Now get started!
Got an interesting email the other day,
Michael S. had this nifty way of looking at things…
I was talking to a friend earlier and it got me thinking about a couple of things. I wanted to pass along what I came up with and see what you thought.
Basically, my idea is that techniques have three main categories in relation to each other.
If we say your good friend Joe Blow has a strong jab, you might teach him a cross. Those techniques are friendly, meaning they work together in a very natural way.
Then you teach him a kick so he’ll be able to play that range too. This kick is complementary, meaning it isn’t exactly friendly with the jab but it serves to round Joe out.
Then he goes home and gets on to Youtube and decides to pick up a kimura. He doesn’t know much about grappling, he hasn’t learned any takedowns. The kimura is lonely. A lonely technique is one that needs friends to be really effective and doesn’t have them. If Joe goes down to the local BJJ school and starts learning the basics then that kimura is going to have lots of friends.
It goes without saying that this isn’t some kind of weird dig at BJJ (I know you’ll pick that up but I want to add some clarity in case this email gets shared). If a dedicated Judoka picks up a superman punch one day, then it’s the same situation. He’ll have to develop his striking base before that punch gets to ever really be effective.
One other thing I’d like to clear up about this paradigm is that some techniques can be alone but not necessarily lonely. These will tend to be straightforward basic techniques. As a matter of course, the techniques most likely to be lonely are advanced or complex moves when someone does not have a good grasp of the basics.
And of course, have a great workout.
I like the idea of grouping techniques
as friendly and lonely.
It makes science more user friendly.
thanks for all the orders for the
Professional Martial Arts Instructor.
Remember, if you are out of states,
meaning foreign or even Canada,
you need to order the PDF.
Postage out of the 48 kills me.
here’s an interesting little phenomena…
Paypal insists on charging shipping for PDFs.
I have talked myself blue in the face,
but they make no sense.
Here’s their insanity.
I put 0 in the shipping and handling box.
They charge $4.
they say I have to change ALL my buttons
to fix one.
Are they crazy?
Why doesn’t $0 work?
They just keep repeating their insanity.
It’s a variation of
saying the same thing and hoping for a different answer.
people are getting charged $4 extra on PDF orders.
Regular book is okay,
I’ve shifted to Amazon for that.
I am now trying different things for the PDF,
and may be looking for a different company.
The problem is I would have to start on changing
hundreds of buttons.
I will try charging one penny,
if that doesn’t work,
I will try something else.
Just thought i’d let you know what is going on.
I’m working on book two of the series.
Give me a month,
should have something big and great coming along.
for those willing to confront
the PayPal insanity, (grin)
here’s the link
Again, thanks Michael,
and thanks to everybody for helping me.
Have a great work out!
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