Sunday, October 31, 2010

Self Defense And The Law Of Attraction

Today's post is about a subject that I really enjoy talking about! I am fascinated by all of the universal laws that our realities are governed by and particularly the law of attraction, also called the law of resonance.  

Simply stated, the law of attraction says that what ever we are in resonance with will manifest in our lives given constant focus and attention from us. In other words, that which we give our attention to will eventually become our reality!

The subtleties of this law can trick us into believing it doesn't exist because unless we are in alignment consciously and unconsciously what will manifest is what we believe at the hidden or unconscious level first because that is what really runs our lives and realities. A lot of times we can say and believe what we want to manifest in our lives at the conscious level but they are blocked by our powerful subconscious programs.

If you take this concept and apply it to self defense you can see it in action from both perspectives. In my earlier experiences in life I encountered many bullies growing up and developed an unconscious fear of the eventual encounters with them but at the conscious level I had very little fear of being attacked and just thought it came with the living environment I was growing up in. Yet, I was attacked more than most and even though I wanted peace, safety and freedom from these situations I kept being drawn into violent encounters like a magnet.

What I did at the time to try and help minimize these situations was to join a gym and become strong and physically imposing in hopes that it would deter potential bullies from messing with me. The actual truth of the matter is that it created more encounters or challenges because I had a more threatening appearance.

Years later I joined a Kung Fu San Soo class with Master Robert Phillips and began learning what he was teaching. After about six months of this I felt consciously that I could handle a lot more encounters than before and started to feel (I thought) more confidence. I was visiting a friend in the Bay Area (San Jose, CA) when I was rear ended by a couple of guys that later attacked me in the encounter. Long story short, I actually broke a guys arm with a block and then was able to flee the situation without further violence.

What I learned from this is that even though I felt confident at the conscious level there was still something going on at the unconscious level that was still drawing the violence to me. About 4-5 years into my training I realized that I was no longer attracting violence and wanted to look at this in more detail. As soon as I focused my attention on this subject of "why an I no longer attracting violence" I had another encounter that was violent which I now know I created by focusing on why it WASN'T happening anymore ..... this is also the law of attraction in action!

I continued to train with the conscious thought of learning so much about self defense that I never had to defend again and have been doing this for over 12 years. In that time I have had several possible encounters that ended without a punch or kick ever being thrown! Around this time we have had the "Law of Attraction" and the principles surrounding this law shown to us more and more and I began to see the correlations to my own situations.  

Somewhere along the training curve I actually "BECAME" what I was wanting with certainty which means that both my conscious and unconscious thoughts are now in resonance with each other and so I do not attract violence in the same way as I used to!

So the moral of today's post is; always begin your conscious thoughts with peace, love, gentleness and understanding and learn to be certain of that intention. 

Over time you will get the opportunity to see if you are in alignment with what you are asking for and more importantly, if you are not in alignment (still having violence in your life) you will get constant opportunities from the universe to "BECOME" the peace, love, gentleness and understanding you are seeking!

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Art Of The Stunt Dummy

In today's post I would like to talk about how important it is to be a good partner in your training. I call this, "The Art Of The Stunt Dummy" because it is an art to be able to learn to move to simulate being attacked by someone (your partner).

The first thing you will need to do is to learn how the body reacts to attack. When a person strikes, kicks or attacks any area of the body, it will react and move in a certain way. As you learn how the body reacts and simulate that it will help your partner in his transitions from strike to strike to be able to learn the fighting techniques of each particular lesson.

To get an understanding of what I mean I have created a video clip at YouTube that explains this.

After watching the video can you see the importance of how knowing this can really help you and your partner to learn to apply Kung Fu techniques effectively?

This becomes really valuable later on when you are showing what you have learned to an audience, such as during a school promotion because it will actually appear to the onlookers that you are really hitting your targets at full contact because of the simulated reactions you are getting from your partner!

So be sure and spend equal time learning the "The Art Of The Stunt Dummy" along with your regular Kung Fu training ... it is invaluable and you will be glad that you did.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

A Question About A Kung Fu Lifestyle

Hello, Tony here and today I would like to share with you a question that I received at a website I participate at called AllExperts.Com

Question: I have heard that learning kung-fu can help in one's daily routine life, How? Answer: Hello Danish and thank you for the question.

Hello Danish and thank you for the question.

The answer to your question is yes! Kung Fu is very much a way of life for those who practice it. A life based on a Kung Fu way consists of the relationship between mind, body and spirit as does any way of life that is based on reaching our full human potential. I will briefly outline this for you below.

The aspect of Mind consists of the practice of the refinement of applications and techniques through patience, repetition, and duration of focus. The goal here is to continue to improve and refine through knowledge and experience. So an example in Kung Fu would be the improvement and refinement of the fighting techniques through the practical application of the principles learned.

The aspect of Body consists of the movements that create strength, balance, power and timing that are learned through things such as the stretching, hand and weapon forms, as well as fighting techniques. At each level they teach us to be in touch with our bodies through both healing (stretching and forms) and the polar opposite of that which is destruction (fighting techniques). Some aspects of Kung Fu also include healing herbs and diet and can be put in this category.

The aspect of Spirit consists of the realization that all life is sacred in that no life form is more important than any other on this planet. In Kung Fu we learn to defend with the intention of never having to defend. In other words, the more we learn to fight the more confident we become which creates the need not to have to defend to begin with. When we walk in confidence we can easily walk away because the ego is not involved in the conflict. When we walk in fear the ego is central in that we always need to defend or justify our position in regards to some one elses position.

So, explained this way I hope you can see that in living a Kung Fu lifestyle we can embody the true meaning of life which I believe is to walk in balance with all life and seek oneness with the universe.

I hope this answers your question and good luck with your training!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

A Great New Martial Arts Book!


Today I wanted to pass along the arrival of a great new book called,

"Fighting Secrets of Martial Arts Masters"

edited by Charles Prosper

I was contacted some time ago by Charles asking me if I would be willing to contribute to the book. After explaining the concept of his book, I agreed to be part of this wonderful venture ….. you’ll find me there in chapters 20 and 24.

The book came out in January of this year (2009) and immediately sold out at!

This quote from Charles Proper "No matter what martial art you specialize in or what style you ascribe to, I promise that you will learn things here that your sensei or you sifu will never choose to tell you."

Below is the Introductory to the book, edited by Charles Prosper:

What would it feel like if you had access to the 15 top street survival specialists, martial artists and combat trainers of the world, at your fingertips, to teach you the most coveted and devasting fighting secrets ever disclosed?

Well, in the book that is now in your hands, you will unlock the secrets to never fear any man ever again. Fifteen of the world’s best have each contributed their knowledge to collectively write 30 power-packed chapters of an instant martial arts classic Fighting Secrets of Martial Arts Masters.

I know that the secrets and techniques that you will discover in this book work as I have been personally trained by several of the authors in this book. No matter what martial art you specialize in or what style you ascribe to, I promise that you will learn things here that your Sensei or your Sifu will never choose to tell you. Why? Because some of them are so very deadly!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Kung Fu Newsletter is now a "Paid Member's" Site!


Tony Mendoza here and I wanted to let everyone know that due to the feedback I have gotten from you, my subscribers, I have decided to convert my Newsletter, “Kung Fu Training Tips and Clips”, into a paid member site!This is exciting news for a couple of reasons!

  1. Because the newsletter format was progressive, the “monthly subscribers” were previously unable to view the earlier issues and therefore had incomplete information in learning Kung Fu.

  2. Some subscribers were confused by the layout of the newsletter and had a hard time finding what was offered currently and previously, making it hard to understand the instruction given in a progressive way.

  3. Now, instead of a newsletter that comes out twice per month, I will be adding instruction and insight every week to the site there-by keeping you updated more often as you progress from beginner to expert in knowledge and experience.

We will still give you plenty of information on techniques, concepts and fundamentals with text, pictures and video instruction to help you quickly increase your martial art skills.

Click here to find out more and get a FREE 1 day pass to the site!

That's all for now .... until next time ...... happy training!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Kung Fu Training Tips Newsletter

Hi Everyone,
Many of you that have purchased my products in the past have been asking me for more and more information on how to improveKung Fu Training Tips & Clips Newsletter your martial art skills. I want you to know that your feedback is very important to me. So with this in mind, I am pleased to announce the creation of my new newsletter: the Kung Fu Training Tips & Clips Newsletter.
It is packed with information, tips, and video clips on all the fundamental aspects of martial arts and comes out twice per month starting with the February 1st, 2008 issue.
I have decided to give you the first issue free so that you can see exactly what 's in it!
Click here to find out more!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Kung Fu Training Secrets on MySpace!


Today I would like to invite you to a place I have created on-line for all my students. I started this site so that my students can see the latest lesson I taught them in class. I hope you enjoy seeing the lessons! Go to

Happy training!