Sunday, November 29, 2015

Kung Fu Artist - Respect for Elders - RR Fight - Blinded by The Mind

Kung Fu Artist

I've decided that they can take the "Martial Arts" label, they can have it, I'm not fighting for it anymore, all the Fighters and Combat Sport Fighters can have that label. I have decided to express my Art with another label, I don't need their approval or their acknowledgment in anything. Getting the support from people like you is what's important to me. I am not a "Martial Artist" because a "Martial Artist" is essentially seen as a Fighter in the public's eyes, and I am clearly not a Fighter. So my new label for myself is a Kung Fu Artist, I'm not a "Martial Artist", I'm a Kung Fu Artist. Like Bruce Lee's book, "The Artist of Life."

Respect for Elders

Much respect needs to be given to the elders, they have been through more, they have experienced more, they have given life to the young. We live in a culture that disrespects elders and that is a shame. In the Chinese culture it is the opposite, elders are given the greatest amount of respect and the young are taught to be very humble. There is much that America can learn from China in this respect.

RR Fight

I have never been a big fan of Boxing or any combat sport for that manner, I have always been interested in studying the Chinese Martial Arts and the Way of Bruce Lee. But seeing some of these Boxers such as Floyd Mayweather, I am very impressed with his level of skill and development. Recently, I have also seen the records of a lot of other well known Boxers such as Muhammed Ali, Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, Manny Pacquiao, Sugar Ray Lenard, etc. And I see that pretty much all of the greatest Boxers have proven themselves over and over again in nearly 50 fights or above. There is even a Boxer named Roberto Duran that has a total of 119 fights logged. Now that shows the skill level of Boxing. Winning 10 fights is nothing, winning 20 is nothing, Boxers have to win about 30 or 40 fights in a row before they become recognized. Compare this to RR 12, that is nothing.

Another thing I wish to mention is this. How many women do you personally know seriously train how to fight? Of all the women I've met in my entire life, I don't even know one personally! That just goes to show you how easy it would be to dominate that field if a woman put all her energies into perfecting the Art of Fighting, basically, if you are a woman, there is no competition, that is the only reason why RR could win 12 in a row, because simply stated, there are not many women in this entire world that even have the interest in becoming world class fighters.

Boxing has been around for a long time, it has an established history, that is why you will find much more talent and skill in that Sport, because it has been around for so long and millions have tried to become the best and only a few have built a name for themselves to become considered one of the greatest, that is why UFC will never be able to compare, they cannot overcome history.

RR is talented in the ground, but she could not even prove to be the best in that field, as far as I know, she did not win the olympics in her specialty. If she cannot even prove to be the best in her very own specialty, how can she possibly prove to be the best in something that is not her specialty, such as stand up fighting?

Boxing and Wrestling are two completely different sports. Mixing them together like what they do in UFC just creates a big disorganized mess, a bunch of rejects from both sports. Stand up fighters don't want to fight on the ground and ground fighters don't want to fight standing up. In a competitive context, people will always learn towards what they are good at. All they are proving is something that is already obvious. A Boxer will lose if you force him to wrestle and a wrestler will lose if you force him to box. A basketball player is not meant to play football. A football player is not meant to play basketball, these sports are separated for a reason.

Never will there ever be a single person that will be considered the Best Boxer of All Time and then at the same time be considered the Best Wrestler of all Time. Both sports need their time to perfect in which to gain great skill and proficiency within that sport. Like trying to be the best Doctor in the world and also the best lawyer in the world. You can't, you don't have the time to do both, you need to choose one or else become mediocre in both.

The biggest hype RR of the UFC gets completely demolished by a humble unknown Boxer, goes to show how fake the UFC really is. RR was even challenging Floyd Mayweather, the Master of Boxing who is a man, and here she gets completely demolished by another woman whom is even older than her.

Blinded by The Mind

If someone who is unconscious is assessing your consciousness, there is no way that he can assess you from the proper perspective because he is unconscious himself, it is like the blind leading the blind. Enlightenment cannot come by the attainment of some degree, but the society has no other way to assess between whom is qualified and whom is not so they inevitably become dependent on these degrees. But $80 is considered cheap over here, normally they charge $300/hr and up where I live, and the insurance pays for most of it, they makes lots of money.  

I give them much credit for all the handwork that is required to obtain the degree but all that hard work is only of the mind, none of it is about meditation, and that is where they go wrong. Their minds keep growing stronger and stronger, their Ego's get so strong that it becomes a barrier towards their spiritual growth and the development of wisdom, the result is someone whom is blinded by his own mind and ego whom has a respected degree but yet no inner spiritual transformation within.

Real Combat

To me, real combat is life or death. Real combat is survival. Like the animals in the wild, they fight for survival. If a deer is getting hunted down by a lion, he is running for his life, it is not a game, it is life or death. Like a Police Officer on the streets who's getting shot at, it's not a game, it's life or death. Like a soldier in war, it's not a game it's life or death. Gang members whom shoot each other on the streets, that is life or death. The shooter's in Paris killing innocent people, that is life or death. That to me is real combat. Anything that does not involve real death, is not real combat, it's a game or its a sport.

Sparring is fine, sparring is important for your development as a Martial Artist, but sparring needs to be safe, sparring needs to be intelligent, and sparring needs to be healthy. Like the way fencers spar, that can be done safe and healthy. Like the way people train in paintball or airsoft firearms, that can be done safe and healthy.  

But fighting out of competition, like how Boxers, Cage Fighters, or Street Fighters fight, that is not safe, that is not healthy.

If you are a scientist, you conduct safe experiments to discover truth. A Master in the Martial Arts is like a scientist, he conducts safe experiments through sparring to discover the truth. You never spar with real guns, real swords, or real knives. If you did, then it's not really sparring anymore, then it is a real fight for your life.

People who practice combat sport, they are not really sparring, they are not really fighting. They are in between. A Kung Fu Artist is not in between, he either spars intelligently and safely or he fights for real when necessary.

Friday, November 27, 2015

I Train For Survival

Bruce never did full contact sparring on video. I am not trying to be Bruce, Bruce has taught me to be myself. Being Bruce is not good enough, I need to aim to go beyond Bruce. Full contact sparring is not really full contact when you have gear on. I would rather fight for real, no gear, no nothing, that's the real. I don't deal with the false, I only train in the real. I will never fight for real with my students. If a stranger tries to kill me on the streets, then I will protect myself by how the law will allow me to with or without weapons and potentially to death. 

I want to make a clear distinction that what I practice is not combat sport, only combat sport fighters will use gear. I do not use gear. Combat sport fighters fight to win, I fight to survive. Combat sport fighters fight in the ring or cage, I will only fight when my life is threatened. I train how to shoot and kill but I hope to never have to shoot or kill anyone. Sport Fighters train to fight to win a game, to me, real fighting is never a game.

I only used gear as a beginner, as I have advanced, I will never use gear again. By my expression, it will be very clear, I do not train in combat sport, I train for survival. You can have a bunch of combat sport athletes in one corner, and I'll be in the other corner with all the trained civilians who are legally authorized to possess and carry firearms. Real survival deals with firearms, all unarmed combative training is just a fun way to exercise, those who make it out to be more lethal than it really is have still yet to mature.

Changing My Own World

I feel through experience is that if you pay less attention to trying to change people to how you want them to be, they will eventually change on their own through their own self-realization. I cannot change the world, I can only change my own world. All that energy I spent trying to influence others to change, I need to direct that energy to change myself, to be whom I aspire to be. To criticize myself to promote my own improvement, to discover my own flaws, admit to it and improve upon my own flaws. There is so much work needed within myself that I don't have time to try to change others of whom are resisting change. With the little time I have left, I can be of assistance to my children and students. As for everybody else, they can watch me grow, they can watch me change and then they can question themselves upon whether or not the path they have chosen is the correct path for them.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Elite Artist

Most people that practice Martial Arts are practicing for health and wellness but few will take it to the highest level of elite levels of fitness, because it is an Art, there is less pressure, less motivation. People that practice sports, such as basketball, football, wrestling, boxing, because they want to reach professional status and become the best in the sport, they are more motivated to reach elite levels of fitness, and also because of the money rewards of course. Most of all Artists simply do not train as hard as professional athletes. Of course Artists will become healthier by their practice but few will reach high levels of athleticism. They have to dig deep inside to find the inner motivation that is beyond greed.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Hardcore Thugs - Standing My Ground - Prepared for Death

Hardcore Thugs

Truly hardcore thugs will not practice Martial Arts, a true Hardcore thug would have just shot me at the entrance door. A lot of people who train in Martial Arts are not true hardcore thugs, they just like to play games with no weapons, and when weapons do get involved, they are afraid of dealing with guns. A lot of people out there who practice Martial Arts or combat sports, almost live in a fantasy land thinking that guns don't exist, and when one gets pulled out on them, they shit in their pants. People who train for reality when it comes to firearms are usually soldiers, Police, the hardcore thug, the gangbangers, and the armed citizens. Much of the practitioners of the "Martial Arts" are stuck in the childhood Power Rangers phase of lets fight, but not really fight, lets play fight and pretend that real violence does not exist. Let's compete for trophies and belts to boost our ego.

Standing My Ground

Through life experiences, I will never allow people to bully me ever again, I will stand up for myself when I feel it is necessary, that's what being a Martial Artist is all about. I've ignored situations very much in the past and I know from experience, that is not the Way. In my eyes, a real man of Kung Fu is not a pushover, if he is a pushover, it signifies a lack of inner confidence and development. Gracie does not practice Kung Fu, he practices something else. My channel is teaching Kung Fu, his channel is teaching something else, comparing me to him is comparing apples with oranges, there is no comparison. And, by the way, since learning the Martial Arts, I have not been in a "real" fight on the streets, in the cage, or in the ring. I am a man of peace, but if you disturb my peace and I am justified by law to stand my ground, I will.

Prepared for Death

I've had many Martial Art practitioners and even School owners stop by my school before and I've only been open for about 5 years, the longer I am open, one day, somebody might pay me a visit with the wrong intentions, and I must always be prepared for that. Like a Police Officer who goes on duty, always in the back of his mind, knowing that he might not come back home from work one day.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

My Kung Fu

People always ask what do I practice, I say "Kung Fu", they say, "what kind of Kung Fu?" Well, that's hard to explain, because it's my own Kung Fu, and because they don't know me, they don't know what I practice unless they get to know me.  Bruce Lee had his Kung Fu, I have my own.  Bruce Lee created the label  "Jeet Kune Do", I created the label "Freddie's Modern Kung Fu​".  But essentially, I am trying my hardest to promote the teachings of the East through my Martial Expression.  I don't want to choose, but if you force me to choose, then I will say I am promoting the Chinese Martial Arts.

Which will include "Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do, Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Wushu, Jackie Chan, Tai Chi, Wing Chun, Choy Lay Fut, Shaolin, Praying Mantis, Hung Gar, Tao, Lao Tzu, Sun Tzu, The Art of War, Confucius, Mencius, Chuang-tzu, Qigong, Kung Fu Panda, etc.

Although most of my teachings will include aspects from all different cultures, if I was forced to only choose one to promote, I would have to say the Chinese culture would be the most encompassing of the teachings of which I promote.  The wisdom from the Sages of China is the same wisdom you will find from the sages of India and Japan.  The wisdom of the Japanese Martial Artist Musashi is not too different than the wisdom of Bruce Lee.  The wisdom of Buddha is not too different than the wisdom of Lao-Tzu.  The wisdom that is contained from the entire world, can essentially be found in China.

I never wanted to choose, but if you force me to choose, I will promote the Chinese Martial Arts and the Chinese culture.  I can wish to be nameless, but even my parents had to make a final decision on what name they wished to give me.  I understand the true way is No Way, but people just don't understand that teaching, that teaching only comes to an understand after many decades of practice.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A Teacher is Not a Master

I can understand where you are coming from but I see a difference between just teacher and a true Master. A True Master, a student will never surpass, unless the Master dies an untimely death. A true Master Masters himself, and he is living the way, he doesn't speak about the Way, he simply lives it. The student then just follows without being forced to follow. The student can surpass many teachers because anybody can be a teacher but the student can never surpass the Master. It's like trying to catch up in age to your own father, you can't, unless he dies an untimely death. But if he lives a long life till 100, you will never catch up, you might even die before him. He has experienced so much more than you in your life, he already walked the path that you are walking now, he knows the way, you are just trying to learn it.

A true Master never stops growing, he is constantly bettering himself, if he is 50 years old, he has been putting in 50 years of hard work, if you are just 20 years old, you cannot meet his level of expertise and experience, you will always be behind him because he will not stop his own growth even when he is assisting you. If you find a true Master, you will never have to seek any further. If you encounter a teacher or a false Master, you can be searching for endless lives.

How can a student possibly claim he is better than a Master? What is being assessed? An entire person's life is being assessed, not just a small aspect of it. Any student that claims himself to be better than a Master is already at fault. A student who tries to compete with a Master has not truly surrendered to the Master, his ego is still in the way of him learning, he is not truly open to learning, he is not there for the family, he is not there as a disciple to the Master, he is there to take what he can in which to compete with the Master to find his own students. He is like a person who applies to work at a company, gets hired in, and then starts stealing from the company, even though he has the uniform and customers think he is on the side of the company, he is not really there for the company, he is there for himself, he doesn't want to see the company grow, he wants to steal from the company to eventually start his own company. A true Master can identify this fraudulent employee, the true Master can install hidden cameras to identify this fraudulent employee and get rid of him. He does not belong in the company.

A student to a Master is similar to applying to work for a very successful firm. You have the CEO of the company, you as new employee will never be the CEO of the company, even if the CEO dies, only one person is needed to replace him, not any more than that. A student has to agree to surrender to the Master and be a true disciple or he cannot surrender and go about his own path without the help of the Master. He cannot be half hearted, a half hearted student will be identified by the Master and terminated, he will never learn the inner teachings of the school.

A true Master needs no students, the students come to him, they seek him out and they have to beg for the Master to accept them as disciples. A real Master will never beg for students. It's like a father who has more children than he can even handle, he truly wants no more, but then more come begging to convince him to expand his family. A true Master doesn't care to obtain more and more students, he does not obtain students for the fulfillment of his ego, he only accepts students because he is following the Tao or the way of God, if God tells the Master to accept the student he will, he will follow his heart, he follows the order of God, not the order of his ego.

Edge Break Iron Palm

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

possible career

today I was talking with a few friends about starting up a business in the health and fitness profession. And I wondered about how to go about this because what I wanted to do was a martial arts school with physical therapy and fitness. And I didnt know how to start or even get this off the ground. Maybe make a few videos on YouTube or starting my own blog and facebook dedicated to this business but the major problem I have is finding out where I can get the certifications I need to do this. The physical therapy certification; I can either get that through schooling but the more practical way is go into the army and do 4 years of that and get on the job training. And the fitness certification I can probably get that online or through school but that's all I know. I would like to hear your input and advice on this thank you.