Master Bonner on Knife

Master Bonner on Knife

A FEW THOUGHTS ON THE USE OF A KNIFE Do not think of a knife as a knife, think only of it as an extension of your arm. Keep a knife from view as long as possible, either not drawn or hidden behind arm or back. Once a knife is exposed it must not remain…

Blog by Master Bonner

From a poem by Tecumseh Tecumseh  was a native American Shawnee worrier and chief, who became the primary leader of a large multi tribal Confederacy in the 19th century. « Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others and their views, and…

Energy – Post by Master Bonner

The world is a sea of energy Energy is the driving force behind all activity. Control the energy with your mind. Heaven and hell, victory or defeat are all only in the mind. Sence all objects with your mind. Breath in sync with your enemies. When you do, you will be able read their next…

BREATHING

In order to live it’s a very good idea to breathe. One of the many things that gives exponent of MARA a special edge, is our emphasis on proper breathing. The idea is to enhance your normal life and your combat response. The advanced Chinese breathing methods embedded into MARA have been specially chosen and…

Master Bonners Blog – Traditional Arts

Traditional Martial Arts, what were they, how were they taught? In the ancient arts, the Chinese arts in particular, a student trained with a master until such time as the master selected him to become a disciple. This was not a forgone conclusion. A master probley only chose, may be three or four during his…

Master Bonners Blog – How to improve skill

Do not contemplate what will make you  better martial artist, rather contemplate what will make you a better person, in its own way this will make you a better martial artist. Keep in mind when informing or instructing student that they have the potential to reach and far exceed  the level that you have obtained….

The Mind – By Master Bonner

With a long period of training,  reflexes that have been learned, take on the ingrained nature of basic instinct, so during confrontation, let your trained instinct and muscle memory take over. Your mind does not have a mind of its own, it only has what it has been prepared for, prepare it well.

Tips from Master Bonner

‘Just a little more effort.’ How easy to say, but difficult to achieve. ” Just  a little more” is what distinguishes the victorious warrior from the vanquished. The higher ups may be able to simply write off losing the faceless soldiers as a cost of war, but to those on the ground it’s a little…

CHIP AWAY…

Having seen hundreds of students, I would say that those who come in with a lot of gusto and initial enthusiasm often drop out. This seems the opposite of what you’d expect. The ones who are a bit more emotionally balanced seem to do better and last the course. Slowly chip away at it every…