Martial Arts I Study after 55+ Years!!
You should set a goal,
choose an art,
and learn it this summer.
Let me be specific in what I study,
the martial arts I practice.
I get this question every once in a while,
and if you’re not not interested,
pass on by and I’ll talk to you next month.
I do Sanchin.
I don’t do the rock hard version
where people beat on you,
where you learn to ‘take it.’
The reason for this is that
there are two sides to the martial arts,
avoid…or get tough.
I prefer to mix the two,
seek a type of harmony between them.
So the Sanchin I practice I will…
…sink the weight
…turn the hips
…execute a slap and grab motion
I use a matrix of blocks
in applying the slap grab,
and develop the slap grab
from strike to lock to takedown.
This makes the art totally workable.
I play with other forms.
I practice with weapons
and I do other arts,
Sanchin is my gold.
It gives me breathing,
a whole body,
and so many other things.
For the soft side of the art
I do the material from…
The Last Martial Arts Book:
Nine Square Diagram Boxing
It includes concepts from Tai Chi and Pa Kua Chang,
and follows the matrixing logic of Sanchin.
It is a complete ‘soft style’ art.
to round out the art,
and to make sure I can use everything I study,
lop sau (aș originated by me and described in book/video)
sticky hands (from wing chun)
Push hands from Tai Chi chuan.
This is the actual training routine I do.
This routine is totally defined in two books,
How to Fix Karate (comes in two volumes)
The Last Martial Arts Book: Nine Square Diagram Boxing
All the instructions are in there.
including instructions on what the forms really mean,
how to make the applications work,
complete instructions on matrixing,
and so much more.
I wrote those books so I would have a path
should I choose to come back to this planet
after I die.
It’s the best I could do.
And, I should mention a couple of things.
There are two versions of The Last Martial Arts Book.
One of them has five hours of video instruction.
How to Fix Karate has hours of video instruction.
you shouldn’t discount the other books and courses I’ve done.
I sincerely hope that somebody gets excited
and starts researching,
seeing how I came up with this stuff.
Research is how you go deep in your understanding.
I thought I would mention all this
and encourage you to
learn a totally different martial art this summer!
Have a great work out!
Don’t forget to check out the interview
How to Fix Karate! (volumes one and two)
volume one is at
And volume two is at…
‘The Last Martial Arts Book’ has 11 ratings for 5 stars.
(There is a video version of this book with no stars yet)
My two yoga books have 9 ratings between them for 5 stars.
‘The Book of Five Arts’ has 7 ratings for 5 stars.
‘The Science of Government’ has 6 ratings for 5 stars.
‘Chiang Nan’ has 5 ratings for 5 stars.
My novel, ‘Monkeyland,’ has 5 ratings for 5 stars
That’s a lot of good ratings
so hopefully you’ll find that useful
find the book/course that is right for you,
and matrix your own martial arts.