This month’s T.I. is a direct-to-video release. Dig in.
This month’s T.I. is a direct-to-video release. Dig in.
Cabal Fang is blowing up! We’ve somehow managed to attract a couple of powerful and prestigious board members — folks who are way smarter and more talented than me — to help shepherd Cabal Fang toward its fullest potential. Watch this space for updates or, better yet, subscribe to the Cabal Fang State of the Art Dispatch!
Cabal Fang is 100% free and always will be — but free don’t pay the bills. I’m 57 years old you guys, and my retirement dream is to be a priest who runs a community chapel and teaches martial arts classes. It’s gonna take big bucks to buy or build the Cabal Fang Temple. I’m not going to earn that kind of money selling five-buck ebook downloads.
So I’m going to be teaching some martial arts classes for money. I’m now an approved instructor of Mark Hatmaker‘s Frontier Rough & Tumble Martial Arts program. Starting this spring I’ll be teaching that, as well as Walking Stick Self-Defense (Vigny-Lang method) through my new Bobcat Martial Arts program.
And I built a web store! Like I said, I have to sell more than ebook downloads to pay for a building. There’s plenty of amazing, one-of-a-kind stuff for sale already — including private lessons and seminars — but there’s more coming. Go buy something!
I’m building my church. You have to start somewhere, right? So just two days ago I put together a monthly meet-up at the local library called Richmond Mystic Christians and we already have six members. I’ve been in seminary for two years, very soon I’ll be promoted to Deacon, and it’s past time I got my butt in gear. Read more about my seminary here.
I’m releasing at least two eBooks this year. I have five books in the hopper:
I’m going to get at least two of them on the street in 2019 or die tryin’.
And lastly, I’m hitting the road. Private lessons and seminars are for sale in my new web store. I’ve got my adventure trailer all built, and I’ll be traveling around the countryside, camping out and teaching. So go book one!
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Sometimes I get disheartened because Cabal Fang isn’t popular. I try to set a good example but despite myself I get bummed and whiny from time to time. That happened the other day and I bent my wife’s ear a little.
“Promise me you won’t change anything,” she said.
I said nothing.
“Promise.” This time it was less of a request and more of a direct order.
“I won’t change anything,” I said. “I promise.”
My wife said that because, although she’s never practiced Cabal Fang or any other martial art, she understands that Cabal Fang is an art. You don’t change the Mona Lisa because numbered prints aren’t selling fast enough on Home Shopping Network.
There’s nothing wrong with Cabal Fang and nothing needs to be changed.
It’s never going to be popular because we have no rewards like uniforms, belts, certificates, trophies or competitions. We train outdoors year round, contending with extreme temperatures, bad weather and bugs. We’ve added rigorous spiritual and intellectual requirements like introspection, journaling and memorization. And our strict martial fitness regimen is no joke.
Cabal Fang may be the toughest martial art on Earth.
Maybe you’re unimpressed, or maybe that scares the pants off you. Don’t know, don’t care. All I care about is that Cabal Fang remains true to its goals and ideals, and that it helps transform those who are inspired enough take the leap.
Email me at email@example.com and let’s start your training. Cabal Fang Temple, Inc. is a federally recognized tax exempt public educational charity, and all our programs are free, including our study-at-home program.
Start your transformation today.
If you’d prefer the ebook, there’s still time to pre-order for $5.99 before it releases on February 1st and the price goes up. Click here for details.
This is a big book, both literally and figuratively. It’s big because it’s truly groundbreaking — describing the first martial art in modern history to incorporate western esoteric studies like Hermeticism, mysticism, and perennial philosophy. Second, it’s literally big — 462 pages, 125,000 words, 100+ drills, exercises and assignments, and dozens of photos and illustrations.
Go getcha some.
This week’s workout is a three-parter. You can just watch the video (see below) or if you like words over pictures, here are the details.
Calisthenics. Complete 3 sets to failure of Narrow Push-ups and Hindu Squats. We’re not keeping score. But if we were, you’d get extra points for doing more than 50 of the Push-ups and more 100+ of the Squats. This segment was created using PTDICE. Getcha some.
Shadowboxing with 1 pound weights. Set a timer for 10 minutes — no breaks! — and shadowbox with #1 hand weights or 16 oz boxing gloves. If you don’t imagine your opponent you’re wasting your time. Really visualize what you’re striking at!
Meditation on blood. Violence is a serious matter, and blood is not to be spilled lightly. How can you call yourself qualified to draw blood in defense of yourself or someone you care about if you haven’t even take the time to understand and appreciate the sacredness of blood and what it symbolizes? There are four types of blood — the mythological blood of Gods and Goddesses (holy blood), the blood of ancestors and kin (family blood), the blood of friends and heroes (royal and/or cultural blood), and the blood of sacrifice and nourishment (the blood that’s spilled to keep us spiritually and/or physically fed). Set a timer for 10 minutes, assume the meditation posture of your choice, and spend this time meditating on these four types of blood. For a deeper experience, meditate on just one of the four types of blood and do this exercise four days running.
No fancy preamble to this week’s WOOTW — with the passing of the champ, I’ve got little to say other than what I said earlier this morning.
Cabal Fang WOOTW #7
Half Pyramid to 15 of Knuckle Push-ups, Flutter Kicks, Zombie Squats, and Wall Touches (that’s 105 reps each.). Rest 1 min. Then AFAYC complete 250 strikes of your choice — punches, kicks, stick/weapon strikes vs. heavy bag or forging post, whatever you please.
The other day somebody asked me some questions about Cabal Fang, and those questions made it pretty clear that this somebody really didn’t understand who we are and what we’re trying to do with the martial art of Cabal Fang.
Time to cast Dispel Magic on any bad vibes that might be out there and clarify our position!
What is Cabal Fang?
The first and oldest Eastern temple martial art in the world may be Shaolin Kung Fu, but the first and oldest Western Temple martial art is Cabal Fang, an initiatory martial art based on Western martial culture, Hermetic concepts, and the wonders of the Western Mysteries.
Our primary goal is to develop and nurture physically fit and spiritually fulfilled men and women capable of making the world a better place for themselves and all living things.
The Cabal Fang Temple
We have a little temple (see below) but our dream is to construct a new temple, or to buy and convert an existing property to our purpose. Toward that end, we will be forming a non-profit corporation and filing 501©(3) paperwork in the near future.
So that you can see our vision, we’ve created a pamphlet that illustrates what we hope to create – as if the new temple was already complete (click to view). If you look at the “as if” pamphlet you’ll notice that it says I’m an interfaith minister. I ain’t, at least not yet, but I’m working on it.
To see pics of our existing temple and read more, click here. And to support our temple-building efforts, pre-order your copy of the Cabal Fang book today!