My cord and rule.
In the martial art of Cabal Fang we keep track of our progress using two primary tools — journaling and the cord and rule program. Click here to view a google doc describing how it works. Picture of my cord and rule on the left.
Journaling makes you think about where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re heading. The cord and rule program – inspired by ancient measuring devices that became synonymous with “rulership” and status — make sure that we “measure up.”
You might say that the journal is an internal/reflective measuring device and the cord and rule are an external/objective measuring device. Together they help to insure that we “keep things straight.” The words rules, ruler, and rulership all have the same root. Think about that for a minute. Then think about the symbolism of “the Golden Rule.”
If all of this sounds really interesting and fun, you might want to think about enrolling in the Cabal Fang Hermit Path Distance Learning Program. We’re a non-profit, so it’s 100% free.
Here’s a video on this topic.
This morning I was watching Mark Hatmaker’s monthly video — RAW #180 to be precise — and to my surprise he sends me a shout-out at 12:45. Very flattered by that, I can tell you!
At that point in the DVD he’s talking about potentially chaining attacks into buzz-saw-like combos and suggesting that I might already be on it. And he’s right. In Cabal Fang — as in the Mark’s newly unfolding Frontier Rough & Tumble martial arts program — our first rule is to move in and to keep those hits coming!
I am, by the way, pursuing certification to teach Mark’s FRT curriculum in addition to my popular Cabal Fang martial arts program. And there’s a shocking amount of overlap.
So if you want practical martial arts training I recommend two things:
First join the Cabal Fang Hermit Path Distance Learning Program. It’s a totally free, 12-month study at home martial arts program. No, you can’t learn to fight training solo. But you can put your head in the right place — spiritually, philosophically and tactically — build a foundation in the basics and shift your fitness into high gear. Email email@example.com to enroll.
Second, go sign up for the ESP RAW Subscription Service. It’s top notch instruction at a bargain price.