I hope all my loyal readers of Martial Arts Talk had a great summer. My Kenpo teacher (2nd generation
Ed Parker lineage, and Grandmaster of the Doo’s familiy Tai Chi Chuan System,) had a great black
belt test that I was asked to sit in on and sign diplomas. The biggest event I missed was the celebration
of his wife Karyn’s life; who graduated to the higher realms this year. Over 250 people were there and
his sons hosted dinner at their homes. Karyn was a nurse and a great wife to Coach for many decades.
We send our loving thoughts to Karyn and all the lives she affected in a positive way, including me.
On another note, this year saw Grandmaster Brian Adams of Integrated Martial Arts re-locate to North
Carolina. I believe The Lord sent him to share his knowledge with the elite special forces in that area. I
consider Brian to be the most knowledgeable man I know in chin-na. He was a student of Bruce Lee,
invited by Dan Inosanto. He had the first Kenpo School in San Diego and is first generation Ed Parker
family tree black belt lineage.
18 Daoist Palms made great worldwide progress this year as well. Our schools in Sweden, British
Columbia, England and the Netherlands are doing well. My New Jersey Rep. Shi Fu Kevin James
Ison is following a great path of service to his community. The Veterans of Foreign Wars have donated
space for him to teach and he has been not only commended by the Mayor; he has the Major’s blessing
to help in any humanitarian way. This is how I built my career; by getting in the trenches and teaching those
that need it regardless of income. No honest work goes unpaid or un-noticed by God.
I saw Chuck Norris and his wife on the Huckabee Show talking passionately about health care. I just read
the Barefoot Doctor’s Manual. If you don’t have a copy, get one! I am done with the medical part. The herb
section is familiar but I am reading it page to finish. Like dim mak, I study a page or two and ponder
deeply in meditation. I usually do not highlight the first read, but rather the second or third. Any martial
art teachings are mainly crippled by lack of The Urantia Book study, but that said; arguably, the same
could be said of The Barefoot Doctor’s Manual. At about 500 martial art books I cherry picked for a lifetime,
none equals the information in Mao’s Barefoot Doctor’s Manual. While Republican warlords were running a
corrupt regime, the peasant farmers taught them a lesson. It took Mao to share this priceless information
which was jealously kept by the rich warlords as power over others and glory for themselves. The rest is history.
From 1949 in China to the last election here in America, we now know the end game is already playing out as
in cooperation and commerce between communism and democracy. The Mayan calendar and biblical doomsday
events will never unfold like Nostradamis or the others even envisioned. California in 2012 will shock the entire
civilized world when its’ participants in the democratic process do the unthinkable. I’ll let you all wait and see…I
don’t want to stifle your imagination. Let us just say it will be good and progressive.
Rob Van Dam was kicked out of wresting on television because of a positive test for THC. He now tours with
NORML. He graced many martial art magazine covers.
My dim mak reading is coming along. One cannot learn dim mak, dim ching or dim hsuey very well or at all
without research. Ironically, reading a point a night and remembering it in the morning really helps develop
intelligent jargon or nomenclature. I have also found typos and major mistakes that would have only been noticed
by reading slowly and meticulously each and every word, and cross checking each chart point references for
correct position. The iron claw and the roller bar are catching on, but folks are still being sold “sand in bamboo
tubes,” and still using wimpy BB’s, beans and peas.
; let alone the mini strike bags with zippers…listen up, make your own! Unless you have a kids or girl’s class
and you want to introduce them to the traditional method as inferred by the common questions amongst masters in
Canton tea shops where ‘the question’ was “how long have you been rolling the bamboo tube?” Ohh…and they
used ‘sand.’ The roller bar and grab bag I use were given to me by Wai. It is a 2.5 inch diameter and 2.5 feet long.
The ends were welded and one end has a screw opening/closing unit. The bar is solid steel and filled with lead
shot. A bag of lead shot is about $25 – or a dollar a pound. It does not have to be any specific size; whatever is
on sale at the gun re-loaders shop. About 35 pounds go into the bar. That means you will use the remaining
15 pounds to use for making your grab bag. The grab bag can be 5 pounds to 7 pounds for smaller folks and
12 to 15 pounds for larger folks. Lead is a toxic material, so handle safely at your own risk, obey all laws and
consult your doctor. I cover the steel with electricians tape rolled along the length of the bar. Don’t breath lead
dust and wash your hand. Grab bags should be made using the best strongest leather you can find. Look for a
shoe repair store that may have scrap but thick leather cheap. Leather should be sewn on three sides and
turned inside out so that the rough side of the leather is on the outside and smooth on the inside. There are
many ways to use the roller bar and grab bag, but you will need jow. Check out my first three DVD’d ($6.00)
each or so with Century to learn how to make your own and use it correctly. You can also order from my new v
ersions I have put together that include even more, on my site or by calling direct.
Remember to use galvanized pipe threaded at Home Depot or Loews, and screw on end caps. Do this over
wimpy PVC, bamboo, cardboard carpet rolls or other ridiculous kiddy substitutes.
Don’t just study breaking, study real iron palm. Some of my iron palm types take eight years just to get through –
not counting time spent over a lifetime using repetition; the only way to make something perfect. Time is required
in any undertaking, so don’t squander it in neglect. Be strong for your body type. Frank Zane weighed 175 when
he beat Arnold at the flat bench…over 500 pounds. That type of power will turn a simple headlock into a
submission or kill move. Any counter would be too late. That kind of power can snap a neck in a hundredth
Keep it real and learn about real martial energy…way beyond “chi” in books for the masses. The Urantia Book is
the only source for sanity regarding Light and Life that is way beyond the drivel we have been fed. When TUB
gets to your area you will finally understand if you are smart enough and your grounded in Jesus as the only true
Master. Might always makes Right when templated in sanity…Jesus within through Holy Spirit. Think the
Buddhists or Daoists knew this? It took the big brain to win WW1 and WW2. Just as I said after 9/11…police
stuff, like Korea. So get to work and learn to love what you do. Be the best!
Light and Life
Grandmaster James Patrick Lacy – 7th generation 18 Daoist Palms since 1988
Ed Parker third generation family tree
IKF Hall of Fame 1989.