I have been preaching for years about the NEED for true street self defense skills and not fantasy based ego driven fighting skills. Those who think they can stand and fight are sadly mistaken.
Are you prepared?
So what am I talking about? Have you noticed the "crazy" in the world today? There is a very large percent of our world, regardless of location where the population is suffering from Cognitive Dissonance. This is a serious mental illness created in our world by media. It means to hold different conflicting believes within. [Webster dictionary definition - psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously]
And you see this manifest in people who "virtue signal" to try to relieve the stress of these conflicting beliefs. And when you disagree with one of the people they become violently angry and attack at minimum, verbally. No discussion can be had when someone suffer from sever Cognitive Dissonance.
And in our times the school system, governments and even many churches are pushing ideals to create the situation. Many of those with sever Cognitive Dissonance are zombie like in their behavior. Vomiting forward the propaganda causing their conflict.
But soon the shit will hit the fan. When is this? The moment the truth comes to them. When the Cognitive Dissonance breaks some will fall and sob uncontrollably, some will commit suicide, and others will turn violent. And it is happening today. Are you prepared?
Violence on the streets escalates daily. Horrible violence in which the response of authorities calls for lies as solutions, because they want this violence. Has this not been proven in the past 2 years like the media calling RIOTS in some US cities as "mostly peaceful." While fires rage behind them. Then calling true peaceful protests violent?
And when an attacker is confronted they are joined by other "crazies" who help them injury of kill the subject of their focus.
The majority of martial arts learn to react to this by standing and fighting. And this is because they are based on competition and not the real world. Designed for the young and the strong, forgetting that we all age and slow down. 30 years ago I could kick easily over my head. Not today.
Two decades ago I put my ego aside and realized I was not prepared. And this is when I began to train in a martial art that prepare me for potential violence, not how to react to the violence. This is the study of Kosho Ryu. And the first teaching of Kosho is to ESCAPE and be safe, then to counter attack if there is no other option.
Is this not a better solution than to stand and fight? The warriors of old did not do battle for the sake of battle. Yet this idea is taught today.
What are the solutions? Begin a serious study of this art today. Don't put it off any longer. I have 2 easy solutions for you.
1) Introduction to Kosho Ryu. This video course is a strong beginning for all martial artists. And this material does not expire. Your learning of these basics will continue to expand as you train.
2) Kosho Ryu Street Strategies: The Art of Escape. This is a book of strategies for today's current reality. Currently in the preorder stage.
However at the very least grab a copy of my FREE Kosho Ryu Video to begin the learning, and the never ending development of your martial art skills.
I hope you will consider my thoughts in the email.
Thank you for your time. And have a great day!
Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason