Can You Create Your Own Martial Art?
I’ve been getting a LOT of questions lately,
how do you matrix krav maga,
how do you matrix the martial arts,
how do you create your own art.
Usually I answer as best I can,
realizing that these people are not normal.
hope I’m not offending anybody,
but they sound like bot driven questions.
As to how to matrix the arts,
read some of my books,
get some of my tapes.
Easily explained and shown.
the one that got me was
‘how do you create your own art.’
What got me about this question
was that other people tried to answer it.
The question seemed to be addressed to me,
it was quorum,
so not sure,
but several people tried to answer,
and they totaled MESSED it.
you have to have something unique.
you can but it has to be proven in MMA.
the short story is this:
if you just copy somebody else’s art
you aren’t an artist,
you’re a copy cat.
somewhere along the line,
you HAVE to create.
Else you aren’t really an artist.
ask this same question of a painter
and you will end up with something like this:
you can’t paint until you learn to make canvas.
that was the attitude in the middle ages,
and famous artists would gain apprentices
who would make their canvases for them,
and never learn anything.
They were just being used.
I hope you appreciate that analogy,
because it is REALLY spot on.
here is the FULL story:
first, study an art to expert (black belt)
second, study other arts on your own
third, find what works for you
fourth, categorize according to concept, principle, or whatever.
And that is the truth about creating your own art.
I encourage people to study as many arts as they can.
I help them through my courses.
I encourage them to take a class to black belt.
I give an education that helps people understand
the concepts and principles involved.
I make the best martial artists in the world.
you want to be an artist?
A REAL artist,
considering that an artist is somebody who actually creates art?
There is actually only one place on earth that does that.
There is only one place that gives access to a variety of arts,
and is dedicated to the student learning,
as opposed to mindless drilling,
as opposed to the art as a calisthenic,
as opposed to a single art being considered the ONLY art.
Have a great MLK day,
he was a man who believed in peace,
and making peace work
without using force,
is the highest martial art.
Have a great work out!