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fivedragons wrote:Of course, in this matter we can be nothing but students, because it is the pursuit of something that is beyond our present level of being, and we don't need to know what the destination is; only that we are walking the path. Maybe we will continue to find new destinations and signposts along the way. Who knows?
fivedragons wrote:Whenever people talk about this stuff and why they do it, you rarely hear anyone talk about the real reason they do it. It is fun. I just got Rory Miller's new DVD on joint locks and I am looking forward to watch it and experiment with my girl. She never took any classes, but she loves Bruce Lee and we have had great times messing around with James Keating's draw point system, using rubber knives, and practicing some of the L.I.N.E. combatives techniques. We got an airsoft 1911 and her aim improved exponentially after just minutes of guidance an d encouragement. It is fun teaching her how to move without all the b.s. solemnity and seriousness associated with martial arts. If I'm not able to relax and play with it, I'm not learning anything.
And who doesn't enjoy hitting things.
p.s. Don't get me wrong, I get all solemn and serious with my precious kata, too. But I only do that because it feels soooo good.
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