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Real Martial Arts Power through Karate Stances

Newsletter 880

The Secret of Power in Karate!

I read an article on karate a while ago,
and the author made an interesting claim:
he stated that stances were basically for calisthenics.
That’s it,
no other reason for stances.

there’s a bozo born every minute.

I’ll tell you the truth here,
but don’t tell anybody.
It’s a secret.

When you stand,
your legs are straight.
You are at rest.
Standing up you are resting.

Bend the legs a bit
and you have to do a little work.
Bend the legs a lot
and you have to do a lot of work.

that’s a calisthenic.
sink into that horse stance,
hold it,
relax and breath downwards,
extend your hands,
and you will feel your fingers tingle.
Try it.
If you don’t feel anything,
you need to do it a few times
until you do.
You need to relax
and let your awareness grow
until you can perceive what is happening
in your body.

What is that tingling?
It is energy.
The body has an energy center called the Tan Tien (jap),
it is located about two inches below the navel.
Doing a horse stance excites that energy center.
It has to work harder to hold the stance.
That energy can be used in other parts of the body.
Do a punch in conjunction with a horse stance
and the punch is stronger.

Every stance in the martial arts,
if done correctly,
results in this energy building.
Every block or strike
if done correctly
should tap into this energy.

as described in the matrix courses.

If you treat the stances like calisthenics,
your legs will get stronger.
If you learn what the stances are for,
learn how to relax and breath into every technique,
you will build this thing called chi power.

Almost no martial artists in America have this power.
They did 40 or 50 years ago,
but people lost the ideas behind what they were doing,
so the kata became ‘exercise.’
The techniques became ritual.
And people with short attention spans,
who had not delved into the martial arts,
and certainly not understood the martial arts,
began teaching calisthenics.
They lost the power.

if you want to know the actual truth
behind how to build such things as chi power,
I’ve shown it in my courses.
You can order almost any course,
and I will show the the basic-basics
so you can make chi,
and I will show you in the videos.

I’ve also written about it.


It’s a simple book,
simple concepts,
but they aren’t known,
have been pretty much forgotten
and they are alien to the P. E. you have in high school
so I spent 150 pages to make sure
the descriptions could be understood.
and over 160 pics and graphics.

if you doubt,
check out the video on this page.
that’s me projecting chi outside my body.
Not punching from an inch away to put out a candle,
but flicking my fingers from over a foot away
so that the candle gutters out


Check it out,
and have a great work out!





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