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“MARTIAL ART RIGHT BRAIN INTEGRATION SEMINAR” You can experience a martial art master‟s creativity, spontaneity, intuition and flow in a mere two days! How is this accomplished? Through right brain hemisphere training! The right hemisphere of our brain is the creative, intuitive, spontaneous and flowing side of our brain. The left hemisphere is our analytical, mathematical and logical side. Through a unique method of training, the right hemisphere can easily be tapped. You can experience in just two days what it normally takes 20 years to develop through traditional methods. This program is offered through the Brain Integration Center in Encinitis, California. The coordinator is Brian Adams, author of “Deadly Karate Blows, The Medical Implications.” Brian Adams has taught this program at Vista Hill Psychiatric Hospital, in the Special Education Department, through Grossmont Union School District and most recently at the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Ashram in India with outstanding results. Join us – make a quantum leap! Men, women, and young people welcome. No experience in martial arts is required. Come to Ashville, NC, and train with Grandmaster Brian Adams. Master Adams has over 49 years of martial arts training in 1. Kenpo Karate (Ed Parker‟s Method) 2. Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee‟s Method) 3. Tai Ho Jitsu (Japanese Police Restraining and Complete Body Technique) 4. White Tiger Kung Fu (Traditional Weapons) 5. Sassamori Samuari Sword (Single and Double Samuari Sword) 6. Tai Karate (David German‟s Kenpo Ju-Jitsu Method) 7. Escrima/Kali (Dan Inosanto/Richard Bustillo Stick Fighting) *Grandmaster Adams has integrated all of the universal principles from his extensive training into his method “Integrated Martial Arts” to create a flowing, realistic and fun peace-time martial art training to experience the most advanced skills. Through awareness training, one develops creativity, intuition, and spontaneity in record time. On can be a master in a mere 3 years or less – unlike a traditional time line of 20 years. Making videos for private knowledge is encouraged. Lessons can be private or semi- private. For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. “INTEGRATED MARTIAL ARTS RESPONSE WITH THE NATURAL WEAPONS IN YOUR ENVIRONMENT” As everyone knows, Jujitsu is an effective form of self defense. After feeling a choke or an arm bar for the first time, one quickly gets the idea that Jujitsu is simply complex and highly devastating! Jujitsu has been enjoying lots of popularity lately due to its success in the many no holds barred tournaments. But what has not been examined quite as much is weapon Jujitsu . A weapon can be practically anything from your environment. All weapons have unique dynamics that lend to their special leverages. With a little practice and imagination, you can become proficient in using everyday items to add devastating power to your Jujitsu holds and locks. In the Filipino martial arts, they demonstrate that you can use the same moves without a stick as you do with a stick. Jujitsu, as taught by Grandmaster Brian Adams of Integrated Martial Arts, works in reverse. Everything you do with your empty hands, you can do with a stick, a rope, a cane, a dog leash, etc… After a student begins to understand the principles of leverage that exist in basic Jujitsu locks, Grandmaster Adams introduces the student to Jujitsu with a stick. The stick acts like a lever that adds incredible power and versatility to „ordinary‟ Jujitsu. Once the student grasps the concept of Jujitsu with an ordinary rattan escrima stick, Grandmaster Adams starts introducing sticks of all different lengths and sizes, i.e., the pocket stick, the ½ staff, the staff, etc. The next stage in Integrated Martial Arts is learning to use flexible weapons. Flexible weapons include the rope, belt, chain, etc. Flexible weapons also have their unique principles, but one can quickly begin to grasp how to do the same types of locks that one did empty handed or with a stick. The final state is to realize that ordinary items of everyday life can be used either like a rigid weapon or like a flexible weapon. For example, a golf club has nearly the same type of leverage as a ½ staff. Likewise a dog leash can be used like a rope or a pen could be a pocket stick. This helps the student to realize that one is not necessarily unarmed when he is without a traditional weapon. The leverage arts are especially suited for pain compliance situations (or peace-time martial response). For instance, anyone can image hitting something hard with a golf club. Nearly everyone has witnessed a golf ball get smashed for long distances, so it is easy to transfer this image to hitting a person with this modern version of the Scottish club. However, the golf club has many more uses besides the obvious swing. For example, the golf club‟s steel shaft is well developed for pain compliance. The ordinary rattan stick has much more give in the shaft than a steel club. Therefore, when using the golf club as a lever for Jujitsu, more leverage is added, by virtue of density, than a regular wood stick. Also, depending on the length of the club, you will find it more resembling a stick or a ½ staff and all lengths between. The blade of the club (the part that hits the ball) can be used like a hook. In that respect, the golf club resembles the cane. You can see that not only can a golf club be used like other weapons, but its own uniqueness allows it to do things that only a golf club can do. With this understanding, you can create an infinite number of techniques and variations of techniques to go on and on forever. This is what differentiates Integrated Martial Arts from so many styles. You are given a formula that can use anything as a variable rather than an equation that has to have dependent variables to bring you to the right answer. That is why Grandmaster Adams uses many drills to foster creativity and spontaneity. These come in the form of free flow drills in which the student creates his own techniques on the spot instead of only practicing the techniques taught under the “system.” This is where the “artist” meets the martial. In art school they do not teach everyone to paint the Mona Lisa. Instead you are given the skills to create your own masterpiece. While it is almost certain that you will study Da Vinci and others in art school, you are not taught to become Da Vinci. This is the mistake that many martial art schools make. At an art competition, they do not have a hundred people painting the Mona Lisa, instead, they have a hundred people who created their own paintings. Too many martial art schools teach people to become like the master rather than to become their own master. Sometimes the master is no longer alive or has not been alive for quite some time. Sometimes the master is even mythological or has taken on mythological proportions. This is part of the purpose of training with environmental Jujitsu. It demonstrates to the practitioner just how big martial arts really is. This teaches the lesson that it is really impossible to copy someone else because there is just too much to copy. Therefore, it challenges the student to become his own master. He or she must create his own techniques because there is no way of knowing everything. There will come a time where you must create the technique when no technique previously existed. Then it becomes a matter of being able to come to any situation and intuitively and spontaneously, know what to do, which is the ultimate goal of Integrated Martial Arts. Now we‟ve looked at something that closely resembles a weapon, the golf club, and it was easy to transfer the idea that this recreational implement can be used as a weapon. How about something more benign like the “harmless” dinner napkin? Unlike the golf club, the napkin apparently has no other purpose than to be a soft companion that shield one‟s clothing from stray particles of food. However, as a martial artist you should know that in all soft things, harness is somewhere hidden within. So if a napkin is flicked like a whip, for a moment in time, it becomes stiff and capable of giving a sting. While this might not be damaging to the skin, it could be more than an irritation if done to someone‟s eyes. The napkin easily folds, therefore, it can be used like a flexible weapon – well suited for wrapping and used as a fulcrum on someone‟s wrist, neck, elbow, etc. Another advantage to the napkin is that no one suspects its potential violent behavior. Therefore, while someone will certainly notice if you are holding a golf club, that same person might wholly overlook your napkin, which gives you one of the most powerful weapons of all – Surprise! In the beginning of one‟s career in the martial arts, one knows that their hands or feet can be used as weapons. As one progresses down the road of understanding, the student sees that the whole body can be used as a weapon. Further on, one might develop the understanding that an object, like a sword, a stick, a staff, etc., can become an extension of one‟s body and, therefore, a weapon. A few steps further down the road, one realizes that all objects can become an extension of the body and, therefore, can be used as a weapon. The next step is the Big Bang – the body as an extension of the environment and the environment as an extension of the body. No lines of division must exist except the ones in your mind. Environmental Jujitsu – know it exists, practice it and finally become it. It is often the case that martial art schools regard weapons as ornaments rather than as tools for education. They hang like Christmas Tree decorations on the wall and are rarely brought down to have their martial value taught and understood. Often these weapons are treated as rewards for the student who has trained a long time and to break the monotony of repetitive fixed empty hands training. When these weapons are finally taught, it is done in such a way that the student is not being trained in its practical application, but instead in an antiquated dance which time has diluted from a combat form to an artistic form. Integrated Martial Arts as taught by Grandmaster Adams is a total departure from this method of teaching. Early in the student development, Grandmaster Adams places the stick in the student‟s hand. He does this because he believes that the angling and zoning that is taught as part of the stick drills is necessary in unarmed combat as well. In this way, weapons are not a form unto their own, but are a necessary element of a comprehensive understanding of the martial arts. Also, many schools teach how to use weapons that are never seen outside the dojo. Although learning how to use the Quan Do Knife or a three sectional staff can be challenging and fun, it is not very likely that you will ever be in a situation that you will be using these weapons in self-defense. This is why environmental Jujitsu is so amazing. It empowers the student in almost any situation. After having trained in the Integrated Martial Arts style one doesn‟t feel defenseless once one walks out the doors of the dojo. You could be in the line at the bank or in your car or anywhere. This is what Grandmaster Adams calls a “live” martial art form. A living system is one where the principles of creativity and spontaneity are imparted upon the student. Therefore, the art is alive within the student and he or she is able to call upon his/her skills in whatever form or shape he or she has to. In an “artistic” system, the student rehearses moves that the creator of the system has put together, by rote. The student becomes a proficient mimic but never understands the inherent qualities (or spirit) of the weapon they are trying to master. In many instances, the student knows the moves of the dance, but doesn‟t know the translation. Once this happens, the dance begins to change to fit in with that generation‟s ascetics. After the course of a hundred years, the original form is all but lost and the historical application becomes fanciful and not real, as it was in the ancient culture that evolved it out of necessity. The only thing that is certain in the universe is the principle of change. Change is natural in all things and should be embraced as a normal life force. So flow with change in your martial arts and in life and it will liberate you from expectations and disappointments (especially in areas you cannot change). Integrated Martial Arts emphasizes accepting change in order to ward off or defeat an opponent and to flow in everyday life situations as well.
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