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The Karate Black Belt And What Happens In The First Moments Of A Fight

April 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 157

For a Taekwdondo Black Belt, or a Kung Fu Black Belt or some other type of martial artist, the first seconds of an attempted mugging are not overwhelming. They don't experience the shortness of breath, the heartstopping fear, or the desire to run. Instead, other things happen.

The Kung Fu trained mind gets calmer and more focused, decisions are quick and easy, and it is quickly the mugger that is in trouble. This is because the Kung Fu black belt has trained himself to act this way. Fight or flight don't mean anything, and the Kung Fu or taekwondo expert just takes it in stride and goes to work.

In a Taekwondo class, or any martial arts training hall, you learn how to look at the fist, really look at it. Most people don't want to confront what is happening in a fight, so they close their eyes, shrink back, and they are in a fantasy of denial. Gee, I wish that guy wasn't going to hit my head...WHAM!

To learn anything a person has to study that thing, and in a martial arts dojo the student has to look at the fist so much that something strange happens. He actually enjoys looking at the fist coming towards his eyeball. The carjacker thinks he's got a victim, but, instead, he's got a hippo by the tail, and that hippo is just starting to focus on him!

Looking at a hard punch coming towards the face is just the first step in the martial arts training procedure. Once the initial fear is overcome, and the student is able to watch a hard fist coming towards him without experiencing the fear, he learns how to judge that fist. He becomes able to make decisions right in the middle of a fight.

This is the reason that there are so many techniques to memorize in most martial arts. Kenpo has some 500 techniques, and karate and Taekwondo have 20 to 50 fighting patterns (forms, or kata) to memorize. Of course, this unfortunately lengthens the amount of time necessary to get a person to black belt, but that is easily surmounted.

To make training quicker one needs to learn how to deal with the martial arts in a more conceptual manner. Not the memorizing of techniques, but the understanding of the various but simple concepts behind a karate punch, a taekwondo kick, or a kung fu drill. Once the concept is understood, training becomes incredibly fast.

The difficulty with concepts is not understanding them, but in separating them from other concepts. The martial arts have become so inbred that it is often very difficult to isolate and make understandable the simple concepts. Thus, the Taekwondo Black Belt, the karate Black Belt, or other martial artists, often take too long in their training.

The real solution to this too lengthy time in training is in Matrix Martial Arts. Matrixing is a method that simplifies the various arts, and makes them ten times easier to learn. Thus, to become a Karate Black Belt, or a Kung Fu black belt, or a Black Belt in any field of martial arts is now much faster.

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