Final Word on Professional Martial Arts Instructor
Happy Sunday morning!
I find sunday work outs to be so spiritual.
But any day of the week,
I can get spiritual
by doing a form.
You simply get into your form.
Push distractions out of your universe
and focus only on the form,
you’ll find a deep sense of self
that is truly rejuvenating.
got a wonderful first win off
The Professional Martial Arts Instructor book.
Greetings Al, I have recently finished the PMAI manual and I think its excellent and well put together. I already have a number of your books, but this one, is my favorite.
I have purchased a number of your Martial Art books, in the past, and enjoy reading them still. What I like about this specific book is, the way you have laid and lined out the information from many of the your earlier books, in a very easy to understand format.
Really, the first two sentences sum up the importance and need, for this book.
(“The essence of a teacher is the ability to transmit a thought to a student. Without this ability there is no education, there is no future for civilization.”)
To the point that although I have done many of the things, and practiced your arts described in the manual, this book has a load of new information. That I find very valuable and even after 7yrs of working on the material, you are correct, in your earlier newsletter about valuable new information.
Excellent information again!
As stated earlier, I have read the book in its entirety and will read it again. I would suggest one thing, I think a few study questions at the end of each chapter, would be a great study aid…maybe just a few questions per chapter and a answer page, at the end of the book.
I think that this will help as a study aid. If even though, like me, you have scribbled notes in your copy, a study guide would be beneficial.
Really a great manual if you are aspiring to be a PMAI.
Well done Professor!
I do believe I will pursue certification.
Have a great workout
thanks to SG,
I appreciate your kind words.
for those who aren’t interested,
I’m going to be addressing the Professional Martial Arts Instructor book this issue,
so if you’re not interested,
go work out,
and I’ll talk to you next newsletter.
launching of the book is about over,
so let me address a few concerns
and tell you where this is going.
I love doing videos,
but I’m a writer first.
When the EMP goes off
and computers are gone,
we’ll be back to books.
When the archives of digital information fade,
we will still have books.
the written wordiest exist
before we can do anything else.
I love books.
And in this series I wanted to do one thing…
put down the information,
AND HOW I TEACH IT.
That is the big difference between this series of books
and the old matrixing video courses
and even the original martial arts books.
the information in the old stuff is still the best,
and it includes a tremendous amount of material
that space forbids me from including in the new books.
But the main thrust is
HOW I TEACH IT.
It is easy to do the martial arts,
you just monkey see monkey do,
but then it takes decades for the information to seep through,
the real reasons.
It is hard to teach the exact reasons why,
to give all the drills,
to outline the reasons for the drills,
how they work and interchange,
and so on.
I hope this answers that simple question:
what is the difference between,
Matrix Karate (and a few other courses)
and the PMAI.
the series of books I am working on
includes how to teach all my material.
The next book is
Profesional Karate Instructor.
I’m half done,
another month or two,
and we’ll have the complete step by step,
with all the reasons why,
as to how to teach Karate.
I have books on Gung Fu,
and Monkey Boxing,
all planned out.
I have two other books,
one done and the other almost done.
The first book I did was years ago,
and it is
Matrixing: The Master Text.
That one is being set up for actual book publication right now.
The other book is the complete works of Neutronics.
The four basic books
The Neutronic Viewpoint, Prologue, 24 Principles, and Neutronics,
all in one massive volume.
So I’ve got a lot of work to do.
But I feel it is imperative.
Let me say something,
don’t mean to offend anybody,
we are all at different points of evolution,
but I get emails every once in a while
where people say:
I need to watch it on video.
I don’t understand what people say in words,
but if I can see it…
I am glad they are able to Monkey See Monkey Do,
but the core here is information,
and information is best shared by reading,
not by seeing.
Imagine seeing Buddha meditate,
would you understand what he is doing?
You’d just see some chubby half asleep.
And that is the reality when you get to actually teaching the martial arts.
To understand the real martial arts,
you have to understand the concepts.
You can get some of that understanding from watching vids,
but not all.
For complete understanding you have to be able to understand the written word,
you have to be able to churn concepts in your cranium.
I love writing.
and that’s why everything I’ve done,
has to be set don in books,
and not just from the simplistic how to do,
but from he viewpoint of how to teach.
thanks of putting up with my rant,
I’ll get back to the basic smash and trash,
the beat and defeat,
of the martial arts next newsletter.
Have a great work out!
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