[I:http://martialarts.surrey-sussex.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/AlCase7.gif]Learning Martial Arts should be as simple as walking, but some martial art sensei would have you believe that it takes long decades. The unhappy truth is that these same martial arts experts are the ones making it difficult to learn. Most instructors teach the subject using the most inefficient method on the planet.
This article is going to be about the three methods of human thought and how they apply to martial art instruction. Knowing the four methods of thought changes the way people think and learn. This can make learning martial arts as easy as pie.
The first thing to be understood int his subject is that people try to learn by viewing the whole picture. They look at the world, try to see the whole thing, and this method of thought is called Mosaic. This is the method utilized by savages, people who need a science of chipping flint spearheads, but no higher abstract.
As mankind develops linear thought begins to be seen, and this is the sequencing of bits of information. This includes numbers, different arrangements of data so as to make easy the absorption method that we call learning. This is a much more efficient way of absorbing information, and of dealing with the abstracts of information which are necessary to create a civilization, and a functioning human being in that civilization.
The martial artist is somewhere between the mosaic and the linear methods. He is learning sequences of techniques, but they are random, muddled, don’t always make sense. Consider a technology described by the sequencing of concepts such as of 3, X, 2, %, 5, dog, 6, re, watermelon…that is how the martial arts are taught.
When one begins ‘Matrixing’ a martial art, however, the techniques and all the information necessary to learning martial arts have been arranged in the correct sequence. The result is a better way of learning, which I call ‘matrixing.’ With matrixing one absorbs completed mosaics fast enough to absorb whole strings of pictures…not single items, but whole and completed pictures.
The only problem this method poses is that people are sometimes mixed up by other methodology that they can’t discard for matrixing. A martial arts expert who has learned by the linear method might not be able to leave it for matrixing. It isn’t a common situation, but when it does happen the martial artist should probably just go on with his regular studies and stay away from matrixing.
The final result of matrixing is that the mind becomes intuitive, gets used to working in a more efficient way, and all sorts of other subjects are quickly and easily absorbed. People have been using Matrixing to learn school subjects like math, how to work the internet, how to film movies, how to coach baseball teams, and so on, with incredible results. The best way to learn how to matrix, however, is through learning martial arts.