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Learning the Martial Arts MUCH Faster!

Newsletter 809 The What and How of Matrixing Martial Arts Good Lard…it’s summer! And absolutely perfect for learning another art. So which art do you want to learn this summer? A hard art to go with the soft? Soft to … Continue reading

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Magician Martial Arts…Now You See Him, Now You Don’t…

Newsletter 796 Moving Your Body Faster than the Eye Can See Good morning! It’s a balmy day out here in LA, absolutely perfect for working out. You just let the wind push you into the next move. Hey, here’s something … Continue reading

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How Protective Gear Ruined the Martial Arts

Protective Gear Makes You hit Harder Speaking of martial arts protective gear, I was there when it was first introduced. This was about 1968, I was an instructor at a Chinese Kenpo school, and the school owner came out and … Continue reading

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Should You Take a Gun to a Martial Arts Fight?

Gunfighters Take Second Place to Martial Arts Fighter! I get all sorts of emags, having to do with martial arts, of course, and prepping, and that includes a lot of knife and gun mags. Hey, guns ARE (regardless of what … Continue reading

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The Secret of Martial Arts Pressure Points

Martial Arts Pressure Points Revealed I had an email today, in it was a question about pressure points, and I get this question every once in a while, when am I going to do a book/course on pressure points. Heck, … Continue reading

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The One Thing That Makes Me Mad About Martial Artists

‘Just one thing makes you mad about Martial Artists, Al?’ you ask. Yeah, really, just one thing. Do you remember back when you were first starting, and you would encounter the attitude that ‘my school is best/my art is best.’ … Continue reading

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The Difference Between a Martial Artist

Defining the Difference between low level and high level Martial Artists Speaking of Martial Arts, my brother had possibly the lamest joke of all time. He would ask, ‘What’s the difference between a duck?’ And, the answer: ‘One leg is … Continue reading

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Breathless Martial Arts…Empty Karate…Silent Aikido

The Value of Silence in the Martial Arts Karate, Gung Fu, Taekwondo…no matter what martial art…they need silence to grow. My first hint of this was the ‘empty’ in Empty Hands, which is the literal translation of Karate. Empty hands, … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee Great!

Are You Bruce Lee Great? The Great Bruce Lee said take what is useful, discard what is not. Thus, though Bruce Lee left the outline of a system, he didn’t leave a complete Gung Fu system. This is revealed by … Continue reading

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A Real Church of Martial Arts!

Monkeyland…Here We Come! Great Day in Paradise! Monkeyland may be as little as two weeks away. Man, that’s worth a dozen work outs! So here is the URL so you can take a look at this gem in the wilderness. … Continue reading

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