While MMA is one of the most popular sports in the world, there are problems with it. Let’s be honest, while some fellow is using that Gracie Jujitsu to apply a lock or hold, he is rolling around and vulnerable to an attack from his opponents friends. Not to mention that it is not always the most intelligent thing to roll around on the ground while some fellow is trying to penetrate your body with a knife or broken bottle.
I know I have offended some MMA stylists out there, but these are questions that people should not hide from. After all, the ring looks like the final statement on fighting, but biting is a problem in a real fight. And getting your fingers broken or your eyes gouged is always a possibility when you fall on the ground and wrestle around.
No, it is better to keep a distance, be able to evade, manipulate, and even, in the extreme, trust your feet to run away. Yes, you have to watch what kind of a surface you are fighting on, but mobility in warfare is a critical matter. And talking about the ability to move around, we are in the realm of arts like Shotokan, or Shorin Ryu, or Kenpo.
The problem is that people have bought into the idea that it takes decades, a life time, even several lifetimes, to learn good Kung Fu, like Shaolin or Mantis. But it doesn’t have to take a lifetime or three. All you have to do is find a system which is built upon the most important principles and then concentrates on those principles.
We are not talking about Bruce Lees Jeet Kune Do here, because we don’t want a grab bag of sample all and take what you need. What we want are the actual core concepts behind the martial arts. We want the truth of such arts as Hung Gar or Choy Li Fut, or other classical styles.
The best way to do this is to learn how to Matrix what you are studying. When you matrix your martial art, be it Wado or Krav Maga, it will suddenly become logical and easy to understand. And, being logical, it will suddenly be ten times easier to learn.
And here’s something most people don’t understand, logic leads to prediction to intuition. Those sixth sense abilities of the martial arts are hard to find, but they don’t need to be. Once you start matrixing your martial arts, and I don’t care if it is tae kwon do or one of the Korean Kwans, your sixth sense abilities, your ability to understand and produce such things as chi kung, sometimes called gi gong, will start to blossom.
Really, what we are talking about here is bringing the martial arts into modern times. We are talking about evolution when we are talking about matrix martial arts. So, you can flog that mule, or you can ride the race horse that is Matrixing.
Al Case has studied martial arts for over 4O plus years. He began developing Matrixing in the 1970s, and he began writing for the magazines in the 1980s. He has written a manual on Matrixing, which is available for free at Monster Martial Arts.