Don’t drop out of Karate Before you Learn it!
Did you know…95% of the people who start Karate, or other martial arts like Kung Fu or Aikido, drop out in the first 90 days?
It’s true. Absolutely true.
I know, you just discovered Karate, or Kenpo, or your favorite martial art, and you can’t see it.
Or, you have been doing martial arts for more than 90 days, maybe even a couple of years, but it is still the truth.
There will likely come a time when you drop out.
Man, that sucks.
Because if you have already walked into a martial arts training hall, then you know how much you’ll miss the sweat and fun and freestyle.
And you’ll miss setting those goals.
You’ll definitely miss the fighting edge that you get. The good health and the sharpness of mind.
But here’s the thing. There are two, and only two reasons, people drop out of martial arts.
One reason is simple and VERY easily fixed. The number one reason people drop out of martial arts training, be it Taekwondo, Kenpo, Kung Fu, or whatever, is that they are not taught usable self defense.
Hey, some people are impatient, but, more likely, the system is a bit slow. Most systems are. You have to teach the newbie how to stand, how to block, how to punch, and it takes time. But if you throw him to the wolves before he is ready…he is going to be quitting because he’s losing all the time.
The solution to this is incredibly easy, at least for me. It’s not so easy in a school with al it’s rules and prescribed behavior and such.
But it’s easy for me because when you buy a video, especially from me, you are getting the complete system.
That means that you can be working on your basics, making sure your punch is right, the body alignment is right…and you can look ahead and see the real stuff.
Heck, you can start working on the real stuff right away. Just don’t forget to work on the basics, because they are the meat and potatoes. Basics are what everything is built on. But you can see the whole system, you can check out the self defense moves, you can see if they are logical, and then, when you are practicing your basics, you are going to know why you are practicing them, and what you should be shaping them for.
Now, there’s a second reason. I actually believe that it is an even more important reason.
The second reason people drop out is because the martial arts are not taught correctly.
They were when I learned them, near 50 years ago, but that was when they were fresh to the country, unpolluted by weird ideas, multiple arts weren’t jammed together, the belt systems hadn’t been set up for car contracts to keep the student buying, everything wasn’t designed around tournaments and trophies.
So the martial arts became polluted, all mixed up, and the result is confusion that drives people away.
I have a more in depth analysis of this on the Matrix Karate page.
But for right now let me just explain the basic difference between Matrix Karate and all the other styles of Karate.
Matrix Karate is based on logic.
It isn’t passed down by aunts and uncles from the old country, who couldn’t understand the written word.
It isn’t confused by the translation of foreign language concepts.
It is just…unconfusing.
Like counting, 1 to 100. No strange symbols, no weird ideas. Just the straight and easy to understand goods.
And here’s the good part.
You know I started talking about people dropping out?
When you learn the martial arts logically they are faster. In the case of Matrix Karate we are talking three times faster.
So that means you can learn a whole system of Karate, one that is not confusing, one that has AWESOME self defense, in one third the time or better.
That’s a lot less time to drop out.
And, here is the cool thing, if you learn it quick and easy, you can learn other martial arts.
Here’s the really odd thing. People either quit in the first three months, or they quit RIGHT BEFORE THEY MAKE IT TO BLACK BELT!
That is weird. That is crazy. And that is something that nobody tells you. Heck, instructors want to sign people up, why should they tell you this odd but totally true fact?
With Matrix Karate this doesn’t happen. People don’t get confused, they don’t accumulate so much confusion that they make it through. Almost nobody drops out in Matrix Karate. Truth.
Anyway, I just thought I’d share that with you. The fact of the matter is that Matrix Karate is not for everybody, and outside of letting you know about it, I don’t want to push you. Enjoy the site, see if you like what I’m doing. If you do, if the things I say make sense, if the articles are entertaining,if the freebie videos are cool, then you’re welcome to join in. If not, then please have a good time, and I’ll see you some time, some where, in a galaxy far away.