I am always inspired when I see good teachers and coaches that understand and respect the interdependent nature of their relationship with their charges. Those that inspire and motivate while demonstrating a healthy respect for the challenges of daily life faced by their students, and their basic humanity always make me want to be a better instructor. In that vein I offer the following video:
Then again these guys are from Wall Street, so…
One of those random internet finds that really spoke to me:
RIP, Ude Makiwara 1.0. Felled by a roundhouse kick in the prime of life. I put this thing in the ground roughly four years ago, and aside from the fungal growth around the bottom it held up pretty well. I learned more from this thing about how to actually hit than from anything else. Fortunately, I just happen to have a fresh log on hand for 2.0…
If you’re going to be naughty, make sure the Man isn’t around:
Every now and again I find myself laughing out loud about a clip that Jim Carrey did while he was still on “In Living Color” (which was highly underrated if you ask me). It’s spot-on and that’s why it’s so damn funny- but it’s also slightly depressing, because it’s a reminder that there are a lot of people out there who are this guy and take it seriously.
“Like most beginners, you attacked me wrong.”
Think Tai Chi is just for your grandma? This brutal fight may make you think twice. Don’t sit too close to your monitor- the chi in this clip is so intense it could leave you crippled and babbling gibberish for the rest of your days.
Brutal fight between Tai Chi masters
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Tagged parody, tai chi