Please take a look at Articles on self-defense/conflict/violence for introductions to the references found in the bibliography page.

Please take a look at my bibliography if you do not see a proper reference to a post.

Please take a look at my Notable Quotes

Hey, Attention on Deck!

Hey, NOTHING here is PERSONAL, get over it - Teach Me and I will Learn!

When you begin to feel like you are a tough guy, a warrior, a master of the martial arts or that you have lived a tough life, just take a moment and get some perspective with the following:

I've stopped knives that were coming to disembowel me

I've clawed for my gun while bullets ripped past me

I've dodged as someone tried to put an ax in my skull

I've fought screaming steel and left rubber on the road to avoid death

I've clawed broken glass out of my body after their opening attack failed

I've spit blood and body parts and broke strangle holds before gouging eyes

I've charged into fires, fought through blizzards and run from tornados

I've survived being hunted by gangs, killers and contract killers

The streets were my home, I hunted in the night and was hunted in turn

Please don't brag to me that you're a survivor because someone hit you. And don't tell me how 'tough' you are because of your training. As much as I've been through I know people who have survived much, much worse. - Marc MacYoung


The postings on this blog are my interpretation of readings, studies and experiences therefore errors and omissions are mine and mine alone. The content surrounding the extracts of books, see bibliography on this blog site, are also mine and mine alone therefore errors and omissions are also mine and mine alone and therefore why I highly recommended one read, study, research and fact find the material for clarity. My effort here is self-clarity toward a fuller understanding of the subject matter. See the bibliography for information on the books. Please make note that this article/post is my personal analysis of the subject and the information used was chosen or picked by me. It is not an analysis piece because it lacks complete and comprehensive research, it was not adequately and completely investigated and it is not balanced, i.e., it is my personal view without the views of others including subject experts, etc. Look at this as “Infotainment rather then expert research.” This is an opinion/editorial article/post meant to persuade the reader to think, decide and accept or reject my premise. It is an attempt to cause change or reinforce attitudes, beliefs and values as they apply to martial arts and/or self-defense. It is merely a commentary on the subject in the particular article presented.

Note: I will endevor to provide a bibliography and italicize any direct quotes from the materials I use for this blog. If there are mistakes, errors, and/or omissions, I take full responsibility for them as they are mine and mine alone. If you find any mistakes, errors, and/or omissions please comment and let me know along with the correct information and/or sources.

“What you are reading right now is a blog. It’s written and posted by me, because I want to. I get no financial remuneration for writing it. I don’t have to meet anyone’s criteria in order to post it. Not only I don’t have an employer or publisher, but I’m not even constrained by having to please an audience. If people won’t like it, they won’t read it, but I won’t lose anything by it. Provided I don’t break any laws (libel, incitement to violence, etc.), I can post whatever I want. This means that I can write openly and honestly, however controversial my opinions may be. It also means that I could write total bullshit; there is no quality control. I could be biased. I could be insane. I could be trolling. … not all sources are equivalent, and all sources have their pros and cons. These needs to be taken into account when evaluating information, and all information should be evaluated. - God’s Bastard, Sourcing Sources (this applies to this and other blogs by me as well; if you follow the idea's, advice or information you are on your own, don't come crying to me, it is all on you do do the work to make sure it works for you!)

“You should prepare yourself to dedicate at least five or six years to your training and practice to understand the philosophy and physiokinetics of martial arts and karate so that you can understand the true spirit of everything and dedicate your mind, body and spirit to the discipline of the art.” - cejames (note: you are on your own, make sure you get expert hands-on guidance in all things martial and self-defense)

“All I say is by way of discourse, and nothing by way of advice. I should not speak so boldly if it were my due to be believed.” - Montaigne

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I intend to use this term or phrase to represent and symbolize our mind-set, our mind-states (state of mind), and the muto-dimensional aspect of such things in our existence toward things like the three dimension of the physical, the three dimensions of our mind and the three dimensions of that forth physical dimension called “Time (past, present (the moment) and future).”

The mind-matrix consists of the outer world, the inner world and the holistic world made up of the outer and inner worlds. This is that mind-matrix we train, develop, change, and interpret in ways that seem unique, mystical, inspirational and creative - our goal anyway. This is the thoughts I have when I think, meditate on and use references to mind-set and mind-state. 

The three dimensions of the physical: The three dimensional or spatial dimensions, involved are length, width, and height. The fourth dimension we discuss and separate but is in reality a part of the three dimensions is a temporal dimension (time). In our world of the mind there is the physical three dimensional aspect of our perceived real world, the objects that have form with width, height and length. Then there is the created mind-matrix perceptions that exist in memory as historical perceptions garnered from other experiences recorded and encoded by our connection to the outer world of our three dimensional physical universe/world. 

The signals from our sensory system when integrated with our perceived inner world create a three dimensional representation of those interconnected and newly created mind-matrix. The effects and influences of them all change and create those very same internal inner world perceptions where we make assumptions and distinctions based on our own mind-matrix creations.

I mean mind-matrix creations is because each instance of perception that is mixed at the cortex levels of three and four we recreate and change our previous instance of memory perceptions to  a new and often different memory perception to make up our mind-matrix. It is what makes us tick, makes up our character and achieves personality - a type of three dimensional concept of our mind-matrix.

The dimension of time is also multi-dimensional in that it has three distinct dimensions, if you will, our past, our present moment and our future as perceived and assumed by the very existence and content of our past and present moment. 

Our past in a dominant data-set of experiences perceived by our very mind-matrix with its depth, breadth and growth through a constant encounter and interface with the present outer world perceived sensory data stream. This is the foundation and core to our present moment and our abilities to perceive possible future moments. It is the largest and most comprehensive data storage of the human brain, the mind-matrix. Yes, the mind-matrix past data can be tweaked to make appropriate, sometimes inappropriate, changes so the new mind-matrix is created for the present moment and toward future conceived and fluid future moments. 

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