“After getting my black belt, I started fighting in semi-professional kick boxing matches. However, I eventually got beaten by a little Thai kid, and realized that all my years of karate training had little actual use in a real fight.”
Believe it or not, this is actually part of a big win. The guy was on the road to Lump City. He was going to lose his teeth, get cauliflower ears, and end up slurring his words. Instead, he learned an art whereby he retains his good sense, gets MORE good sense, and ends up being an artist with an art that can save his life without the need for weekly ring muggings.
That’s the problem, you see. A lot of the MMA training is based around being tougher, how much can you take. It is…a weekly mugging.
Now, I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t make sense to get mugged to learn how to not get mugged. Why not just learn the real art, avoid situations where you have to get in a fight, but know that you have an art that will evolve your intuition so you know when a fight is coming, and give you the real world tools to save your life when the fit hits the shan!
That’s the difference between what you see in the ring, or in one of those MMA gyms that have gone bad (they all haven’t gone bad, but enough of them have), or in a McDojo, and putting Matrixing in your art, and ending up with a True Karate under your belt.
You know, I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but you can actually get a free book about this matrixing thing at Monster Martial Arts.