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4. The worst, most devastating enemy we will ever have to face during our lives is our own self. The enemy within you, unless defeated daily, will surely defeat you. 

You will be unprepared for the challenges that surely lie ahead, impotent to accomplish what you should, even  helpless to save your life in dangerous times or situations, if you are ruled by emotions and behaviors such as fear, doubt, indecision, anger, hate, resentment, envy, egotism, guilt, impatience, stubbornness, procrastination, laziness, pleasure seeking and pain avoidance.

The attacker standing before you is of little consequence in comparison with the power of the formidable foe within you. Other people can never cause you the harm you cause yourself.    Learn now how to ally with the attacker’s enemy within him, while facing and mastering your own self.  Know well those who wish to take your liberty, property, health or life, but know youself even better. 

Find where your limitations lie. Then push them further away from you.  Find and use the power, which also lives within you, to defeat the real "enemy".  092307

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3.  Countless combativesystems have been developed throughout the ages, practiced and honed, only to finally be lost to us in the mists of time. Becoming extinct not because of inferiority, but because of a weak link in the chain of the generations of mankind.

A lack of eager and capable students, able to recognize the value of the arts and carry them forward. A failure of the arts’ caretakers to pass on the gift they had received, erased them from man’s consciousness, as though they had never existed.

Starting about 650 years ago in the village of Pon Hong in Guangdong Province in southern China, the monks of the Kwan Yin monastery developed and refined a temple boxing art known as tsoi-li-ho-fut-hung. This practical and effective art and it’s techniques came into the possession of the Chin family in the late 1700's, was passed from generation to generation, and by the late 1800's had been used by them to gain governing control over an entire province the size of Orange County, California.

In 1942 the Japanese invasion of China had moved northward reaching Chin Siu Hung’s village. Hung, then 73 years old, was forced to answer the challenge of a regimental karate champion, or see the people of his village executed.

Against his will Hung participated in what was intended as an exhibition of power, superiority and control over the conquered people. Instead he killed the challenger after about 20 seconds of fighting. He and most of his students were then in turn killed by machine gun.The art, in effect, disappeared from it’s country of origin.

Fortunately for us, this art had previously been carried to America in 1935, and was preserved there by Hung’s nephew. Chin Siu Dek, aka Jimmy H. Woo, taught the art, which he called Kung Fu San Soo, to thousands of his students prior to his death in 1991.

Since his passing no one has been strong, or respected, enough to fill the shoes of the founder. The International Kung Fu San Soo Association has become defunct amidst posturing and petty bickering. In this new atmosphere, free from politics and either control or support, will the art, and it’s techniques, standing on their own merit, survive, thrive or die? Will this generation pass on the legacy so that it will be available to future ones? Time will tell.  072706

2.  The outcome of a physical confrontation is largely determined by mental factors.  While a trained body capable of the desired action is necessary, it is the mind which directs the body to do it’s will.

Choosing good or poor strategy and tactics fixes probabilities in your favor, or against you. inability to control emotions leads to lack of awareness, distorted perception of reality, poor reasoning, indecision, frustration, doubt and paralyzing fear.  Slow reaction and incomplete or inaccurate execution are the result.

The potential of the mind is without limit.  A correct exercise of attitude can make visualizations of desirable outcomes real.  In a crisis frail, elderly women have been known to throw tractors or cars off their husband who was pinned beneath. The mind can be unshackled to produce these results at will, as well.

In the late 1500's and early 1600's Japan was emerging from a century of civil war and strife. Armies were disbanded and displaced. Masterless samurai swordsmen known as “ronin” roamed the country, testing their fighting prowess, hoping to build a reputation which would land them one of the scarce bodyguard jobs, with some local lord. Contests sometimes resulted in dismemberment, but usually in the death of one of the combatants.
It was in this environment that 13 year old Miyamoto Musashi fought his first duel killing a skilled swordsman, using a blunt piece of wood in the shape of a sword. In his The Book of Five Rings Musashi states that by the age of 29 he had engaged in more than 60 such lethal  fights. Sometimes these were honorable contests, at prearranged times and places. Many times they were against multiple assailants motivated by revenge, fear and greed, and under circumstances of surprise or disadvantage designed to ensure his elimination by whatever means available.

Never did he fail to attain victory. Through disciplined self control, unhindered instinct, innovations such as the use of two swords simultaneously, and the use of the psychology of fighting and battlefield tactics to unnerve, demoralize and confuse his opponents, he was protected against injury or death. He was able to have the advantage over dozens of opponents at a time.  He also fought in six army battles.
In 21st century America these timeless mental skills and the psychology of fighting still have value and can be turned to other useful purposes more suited to our times, or can be used to preserve us when necessary. 071206

1. You can increase the speed at which any particular bodily movement can be executed, through repetitious exercise of that movement. Through conditioning new, shorter and more efficient neural pathways are developed.

These nerve pathways run from the sensory organs to the brain, where the incoming signal is processed and a course of action is selected. From there they run to the muscles, where the execution takes place through complex and measured motor movements.

The neural impulse will actually jump across the synapses between neurons progressively more quickly. At least Bruce Lee thought so. According to Jesse Glover he was able to complete a two foot punch starting with his hands at his sides in 5/100 of a second.  His slower punches were timed at 8/100 of a second.

Critics accused the Jeet Kune Do founder of using "special" cameras in the action scenes of his movies to make himself appear quicker than he really was. He did use high speed cameras which film more frames per second. The reason for this, however, was to allow the camera to capture some of the movements which otherwise would have been lost. He then slowed down the film so that the viewer could see, and  follow what he was doing in the action sequences. His movies make him appear slower than he actually was.

Bruce Lee was a unique individual and not all of us can accomplish all the same things he did but we can improve our skills many fold and realize our own achievements. We can certainly surpass the vast majority of people, who do not try. Like the tumble weed, they are blown to and fro without purpose or direction.

The hardest step is the first one; choosing, becoming inspired. Taking action. 062906

"Yan can take my life but not my confidence."  -  Jimmy H. Woo

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Heath Cox's Arizona Kung Fu San Soo Association and Counter Assault Academy.  Heath Cox and Allan Lawson studied together under Master Scott Leitch for more than 5 years.


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Easy Strategy.  Explore along with speaker, strategist and business consultant Osama El-Kadi the real world of competition and contemporary applications of the strategic system known as bing-fa.  Bing-fa was revealed in the ancient text of Sun Tzu's The Art of War and in Chinese literally means strategy, or the mental side of martial art. This is a sophisticated system of positioning yourself to make success inevitable while winning through avoiding conflict.  This art and science of strategy works in any situation where your success depends upon how other people view your position.  It teaches how to evaluate the potential actions of others and react appropriately. Fascinating, compelling, and extremely practical, ancient secrets are revealed that, until now, only a fortunate few have mastered. Now you too can learn to use this, history's greatest success tool, for success in business and in life.


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