First you learn to block and punch, go through some bruises, get excited about fighting, and that sort of thing.
If you are in a real system fighting starts to become secondary, you start working on silencing the inner chatter in your mind.
To concentrate on one thing, to the exclusion of extraneous thoughts in your head.
This is the real point of it all, can you get rid of so many thoughts that your head is silent all the time?
If your head is getting silent all the time, you are doing real karate. If it is not getting silent all the time, you are not.
This can be applied to other martial arts, but I found it easiest to perceive in Karate. Of course, that might just be me.
But it doesn’t happen in an art that isn’t a real art.
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One of the great misconceptions of the martial arts, and we are dealing with karate philosophy and concepts, is the obsession with the point of impact. While it is of vital importance to get to that point, you won’t get to that point unless you analyze the motions in between the ‘stopping points.’
Studying this ‘in between’ motion is what leads a person to mushin no shin, or mind of no mind (time of no time).
The following win shows that reading the matrixing materials opened the door for this student. He is not talking about the stopping points, but rather is fascinated by the motion between. Matrixing is the only technology that opens that door, that makes a person look at the in between motion, and to bring awareness ‘into the curve,’ as opposed to putting it in the stop. Yes, a few do it over the decades, but Matrixing explains the concept and makes it happen now.
“Matrixing to me means to be able to adapt to anything that is given using natural unbroken motion. We should know how to use our tools in conjunction with the body. This “anatomy in motion” can now be truly understood by matrixing. The “True Art” is knowing the body in motion and being able to interpret that motion with your tools. I think it is very important to teach concepts and principles so that any art can be fully understood. Students will know longer be slaves of poor instructors and practitioners.”
I find this student’s last remark absolutely enlightening. Yet it is not the poor instruction we must break from, it is our adherence to misunderstanding the true karate philosophy and concepts involved.
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