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…

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…

Outnumbered ? More Like A Target Rich Environment…

Outnumbered ? More Like A Target Rich Environment…

I really like this phrase, it epitomises the mental attitude needed for any chance of survival in a multiple attacker situation. Bringing the fight to the attackers is what MARA is all about. Everything in MARA has been designed to avoid the ‘sitting duck’ scenario. Everything in MARA has been designed to avoid the defensive,…

The Warrior Yell – by Dave V

Here is an excerpt from my new book TEN SQUARED… This is like having an extra limb. So, you have the hands and feet. Great. What about the fingers, thumbs, wrists, forearms, elbows, shoulders, head, teeth, back, legs, knees, shins… And voice. In ancient full blooded killing styles everything that God gave us was identified,…