Karate is No Good!
Here’s a beaut for you.
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.’
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.
most MMA guys have a history of classical martial arts.
And they don’t come out and say the martial arts are no good.
they take what they can,
move on to what they want to do,
and don’t bother bad mouthing anything.
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.
Have a great work out!