The Sneaky Secret of Martial Arts Weapons!
Don’t mean to shout,
but it really is a good morning.
Absolutely PERFECT for working out!
I want to tell you something that you don’t know.
Makes it a secret,
So here’s the secret.
Take a stance,
extend your awareness.
Your opponent moves towards you,
and as soon as he steps on your territory,
Everybody knows that.
What people don’t know
is that if you stand upright and extend your hands
the tips of your fingers define your personal space.
there’s some fudge here and there,
but generally speaking,
if you were to stand and simply spin,
with your arms outstretched,
you could draw a circle on the ground
and find that the tips of your fingers
define your personal space.
More or less.
Close enough for government work.
a lot of people don’t know that,
but maybe you did.
So here we go.
half a weapon,
and the tip of the weapon
defines your personal space.
I find this so fascinating.
A weapon isn’t alive,
yet your personal space,
the distance to which your awareness of body reaches,
expands appropriate to the distance of a weapon.
We are talking about how much space
your awareness fills.
We are talking about expanding your awareness.
If that doesn’t twiddle your pork chops,
I don’t know what will.
Educators say you can’t get smarter,
you can only get dumber.
People accept the shrinking of their awareness
as a result of livingness.
Yet awareness is the real you,
and you can extend it,
make it bigger,
get smarter in a way
that educators and other dopes
have no understanding of.
So you practice the martial arts,
you are as effective as far as you can extend awareness,
which is to say,
you’ve got as much space as a pup tent.
But by the mere fact of picking up a weapon,
the tent gets bigger.
You get bigger.
as you figure out how to move that weapon,
you become ever more aware of the space around you.
Now you understand why I push my latest course,
you don’t need to study a course
that takes years and even decades.
You don’t have to follow a line of techniques
that meanders here and there,
and might make you a bigger awareness,
and might not.
Now you can go straight to the bigger awareness,
fill in all of the space with real you.
And that is the glory
of the logic
of Matrixing Kenjutsu.
I’d tell you more,
but all I’d be doing
is telling you how to get bigger and smarter,
and the truth is not in my words,
it is in you picking up the sword,
and growing your awareness,
finally realizing the truth of that old saw…
‘A weapon is an extension of the self.’
Now you know why,
and that should make your next work out…
Here’s a link for an article about when I first started doing this book.
I intended to finish it quickly, but it’s actually been five years!
New Book About the Samurai Sword is Coming