I’m sorry, but there is always the question of quantity versus quality, and in the martial arts this translates as…you can teach the movements, but how do you teach the essence, the ‘chi’ to it all. This is a fair question, and here is what one student had to say about it.
“I’m in the middle of Al Case’s Master Instructor’s Course and I had a realization…This school has found the common denominator of what works in all other martial arts from ALL other places and times; focusing on those essences and strengthening them directly. Which would be why people can learn so quickly… Working on any martial art at its face value would work on these essences very little and it would take 3 – 5 or even 10 years of training to get what your school does in 6 months to 1 year!”
The common denominator of the martial arts is simple, and it is simply taught. Yes, you could study for a dozen years, learn all the moves, and a certain amount of chi would finally seep into you.
Or, you can just get knowledge and do it.
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The joy of this win is that it talks about concepts being at the heart of the matter. Learn a concept, and all the techniques come rolling out.
INSTRUCTOR WIN–The course has truly polished my existing approach to teaching. It’s helped balance some theory with application of instruction. Some specifics of keeping discipline in, but with emphasis on humor and politeness did tweak my train of thought a tad. This has already improved the discipline of the class, but yet maintains that fun pleasant atmosphere that I like to be part of. Also, the concept of getting a student to complete something gives a much more specific goal as an instructor. This way of thinking can be applied easily with a drill, or a belt, or even particular aspects of my life and the students. Generally, when something is true, it’s rather a simple concept and can be applied in different points in life. This is true with the information in this course.?WG The idea of concepts is core to learning any art, and to teaching any art. It is the heart of matrixing, but, oddly, I didn’t learn this through learning concepts, I learned it through cross filing techniques until the core concepts came out. It actually surprised me when I discovered that nobody else in the history of the world had done what I did with this matrixing thing.
You can find out more about Matrixing, and about core concepts and being a bona fide master instructor at Monster Martial Arts.