It’s been a while since I included anything Chinese martial art (CMA) related.
Although I’m not in a position to find another marital art to start (too much stuff going on and schedule conflicts), I did find this recent Wing Chun video on Howcast.
Now I know it’s Howcast – but it’s always great to have familiar martial arts featured here. I displayed Aikido a while back and it was cool to see other people’s take on the martial art.
There are other martial art videos on Howcast, such as Tae Kwon Do and Krav Maga. I don’t know about the quality of those videos, but so far this Wing Chun video is all right. Enjoy
This is the Sifu that is in the video series. The caption reads: “place your opponent’s head here so that you can kick his…” Ah never mind.
Aikido is not about the martial art of peace.
It is about being at peace with yourself. For if you want to change the world, change yourself first.
Egoistic much? Out of line? Above my pay grade? I hope so. Because that’s all that’s keeping me going back to the mat 3 times a week.
I was going over my Toastmaster speeches that I will be doing for the next couple of months when I realized something about my life.
I really don’t have any topics to speak off to talk about.
Which in turn I realized:
1. I have done nothing exciting, crazy, dangerous, and story worthy for the past 20 years of my life, and
2. I need to go out there and start living life.
I want to be where the waves crash against the rocks,
while showing the world that your thoughts are only
figments of the imagination;
While our true selves do not care what our minds make ourselves to be.
I want to get lost, to where the ego goes to fulfill its greatest fantasies, yet die at the realization that something greater is coming.
I want to burn through all the bullshit that is in my life, to reveal who I truly am – on the mat and off the mat.
I want be on the knife edge the separates safety
and truly living, for I am starting to realize that, it is only after we walk out of our comfort zone, do we truly begin to live. Ergo when we truly have the chance to actualize ourselves.
I want to rise, straight from the bottom of hell – both my own and that of the world – and rise I will, straight to the high heavens where only the angels and gods live.
I want to smash through the walls that hold not only myself at bay, but through the walls that stand in my way. Like a hot knife through butter.
I want to be where the chances of getting hurt are real,
and are always on your mind.
I want to go to places where one is reborn through the fires
to become what they are destined to be.