Here’s How To Do Caveman Martial Arts!
I’m binge watching a TV series.
‘Into the Badlands.’
the premise being that there are no more guns,
so we live on a few old cars,
relics like turntables,
and practice the sword.
And the martial arts are really cool!
punches that knock people through brick walls,
did I say it was…COOL!
the thing that gets me is this…
in spite of living in relative caveman times,
all look like they stepped out of a beauty salon,
wearing the gorgeous gowns,
wearing high heels that can spike an oaf’s face
if you think about it,
that is the least of the problems.
The whole thing suspends reality for…COOL!
So what do you think a post apocalyptic martial art
would really look like?
people would just pick up stray and heavy objects
and grind an edge on it.
Found a big, old paper cutter?
Loosen the blade and swing that!
Lots of knives.
Easy to make,
easy to hide,
easy to use.
Lots of guns,
but ammo might run out pretty quick.
maybe no guns after a while.
would you have a lot of people
who knew long and elaborate forms,
and knew how to use them in a fight?
In a world reduced to caveman,
the guy who studies the short form,
and most diligently,
is going to be the one to survive.
I’ll take House One any day.
My House One,
on the Matrix Karate course,
has only seven moves.
But those seven moves have over 16 applications.
It replaces dozens of long forms
with simple logic.
House Two has 10 moves,
but put together with House One
there are over 64 applications.
So you just drill these simple moves
over and over,
and the truth will emerge:
a fellow who knows the basics well,
can beat a fellow who knows advanced techniques.
advanced techniques depend on the basics.
Got to know the basics.
And the fellow with the best basics,
no matter what kind of ‘advanced technique’ he knows,
is going to win.
that’s my answer to Hollywood,
gals on six inch spikes,
and those glorious
wire suspended trampoline kicks.
Do Matrix Karate for a year,
you’ll know how to fight better than anybody.
It’s pure, man.
Pure logic and pure joy.
Have a pure work out!
I just read today’s news letter. You are always so encouraging, and always raising such excellent signposts for those of us who follow you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I’m taking it easy, really trying to ‘get’ coordinated body movement, working my Matrix Karate forms, looking for more and more relaxation… or less and less effort?
Each time I add a side, I find something new and wonderful. When I started doing Form 2 backwards, I found a whole new ‘direction’ in my mind, like I was learning something completely new.
‘I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once,
but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.’
– Bruce Lee