Farts come, and farts go. We’ve all been there, right? RIGHT?? Hello?? Farts are one of the many major pitfalls of group dynamics. Some of the great questions of human society are, how does one let one out and not sending the team packing? How loud is too loud? Is it ok to use the Ninja Fart method? Can I blame the person next to me without casting suspicion on myself? Was it really THAT bad?Continue reading “Monday’s Martial Madness: The Art of the Fart (a.k.a. How to Break Wind like a Ninja)”
The Woman Warrior: What Does That Even MEAN?
As you might’ve guessed, I’m a woman (10 Awesome Points for you if I didn’t need to tell you that). And, I’m a martial artist which puts in the category of warrior (if you’re someone who believes that the term warrior is only reserved for people who have experienced actual combat, that’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m interested in discussing mindsets. So, put your diatribe a side and just listen), because I’m training very closely to the ways ancient people did to fight each other in battles and wars. Also, I’m philosophical so I like to think about things and find answers to my questions. Questions like, I represent a minority in the martial arts, why is that so? Why are many women not-so-inclined to become martial artists? Is it too male? Too violent? Too… something? I’ve spent many hours researching the warrior mentality, what it means to be a martial artist as a woman, and etc.Continue reading “The Woman Warrior: What Does That Even MEAN?”
Monday’s Martial Madness: I Like White Belts (Sung to the Tune of Baby Got Back)
In all honesty, I love white belts. I was one once just like every other martial artist. So I more making fun of myself than anyone else. Nonetheless, I took A LOT of poetic license here to poke fun at the white belt phenom. Have fun!Continue reading “Monday’s Martial Madness: I Like White Belts (Sung to the Tune of Baby Got Back)”
The Most Important Martial Skill: Humility
The line between arrogance and confidence is very thin. Once crossed the budoka becomes something I don’t want to encounter on the mats, or anywhere else for that matter.Continue reading “The Most Important Martial Skill: Humility”
The Moral Center of Martial Arts: Emotions, Beliefs, and Spirituality.
When people talk about the martial arts, most of what I hear is how cool this move was, or that kick, or how flexible or physically skilled so and so was in their competition. Training to hit, kick, take down, and otherwise incapacitate someone is the basic premise of martial arts. Necessity being the mother of invention means she birthed warrior training, and for obvious reasons.Continue reading “The Moral Center of Martial Arts: Emotions, Beliefs, and Spirituality.”