Archive for February, 2010

Heaven Help Me

Posted in Uncategorized on February 20, 2010 by ctkwingchun

My Training Partner Part 1/2

Posted in Uncategorized on February 20, 2010 by ctkwingchun

We all form a line in class.  There are three stations.  My goal is to pass the guard and obtain side control for three seconds.  My opponent’s goal is to either get me in closed guard or perform a submission.  If I am successful in my three second pin, I get to take his place.  Jonas has a question.  “I don’t understand,” he says.  “What am I supposed to be doing?”  He tries a few rounds and is told the round is over and he needs to go to the back of the line.  He asks again for clarification and the guys start giving him a hard time.

Next drill: take the opponent’s back, put the hooks and an over-under grip in.  If I can remain on the back for a while, I take the opponent’s place on the mat.  The opponent’s goal is to escape the back control and get back in guard position.  Jonas asks again, “How does this work again?”  “C’mon Jonas!  You know how this works” someone yells at him.  Another person in class: “Yah, Jonas.  You’ve seen this before.”  “I’m just going to sit this out for a minute and watch,” Jonas says.  “Whatever, Jonas.”  Again, Jonas gets dominated by the rules of the game.

Riot Music

Posted in Uncategorized on February 19, 2010 by His Dark Side

An Example of a High Level of Skill

Posted in Uncategorized on February 17, 2010 by ctkwingchun

The Toughest Thing You Can Do

Posted in Uncategorized on February 16, 2010 by ctkwingchun

Article by Jamie Clubb:

Search the Darkness by Rumi

Posted in Uncategorized on February 16, 2010 by ctkwingchun
Sit with your friends, don’t go back to sleep.
Don’t sink like a fish to the bottom of the sea.
Surge like an ocean, don’t scatter yourself like a storm.
Life’s waters flow from darkness. Search the darkness, don’t run from it.
Night travelers are full of light, and you are too: don’t leave this companionship.
Be a wakeful candle in a golden dish, don’t slip into the dirt like quicksilver.
The moon appears for night travelers, be watchful when the moon is full.


Posted in Uncategorized on February 15, 2010 by shadowsamurai

We are all guilty of enjoying the comfort of opinion without submitting ourselves to the discomfort of thought. For instance, if we could add up all the minutes we have dedicated to a critical objective examination of one of our most deeply held beliefs; we would probably be shocked at the ridiculously small sum. Nevertheless, we falsely believe that our views on all subjects are the product of calm, dispassionate reasoning on the available evidence. Consequently, what probably distorts everything in life is our conviction that we are speaking the truth because we say what we think.

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