Sausage and Eggs

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There are few things in this world as annoying as being shown how far your perspective of your progress differs from reality.

I have had this wild idea lately to start augmenting the blog with a video log. Thinking that I would be able to explain some of more movement based concepts I am exploring in a better way.

Last night I did a test shoot just to get some sample footage to start editing and messing around with to get a feel for what I need to mess with. I learned several valuable lessons.

  1. I hate watching myself on camera.
  2. I need to get MUCH more comfortable talking to a camera.
  3. My movement is light years away from looking comfortable or correct.
  4. Its going to take a shit ton of self acceptance and patience to get anywhere with videos.

So, im taking that frustration and trying to fuel my practice with it….So far, I just find myself at the bottom of a mountain with nothing but a claw tooth hammer and a ball of twine to climb with.

 

Focus:

Did the 24 this morning twice forcing focus on moving from the dantian, getting my mind in to my body and expressing each move. Making sure to move with full intention and expressing punches and kicks.

Onward and upward. I leave you with this wonderful Tai Chi video

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris Kelsey
    Mar 29, 2016 @ 08:59:01

    A famous person must have said once,
    “That small hill can look like a mountain when one lies on his belly.”
    Loved the video.
    Thank you

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  2. malcolmdean
    Mar 29, 2016 @ 09:06:37

    1) “I hate watching myself on camera.” — That’s just ego talking. Accept it, ignore it, get back to practice.

    2) “I need to get MUCH more comfortable talking to a camera.” — I really like the way Dustin handles the camera selfie-style in his “Smarter Every Day” video series: http://sfhunyuan.com/taichiblog.html

    3) “My movement is light years away from looking comfortable or correct.” True. On the other hand, you’re only 18 months in. This takes years. It’s a creative process, with a life of it’s own, unique to every individual. Take joy in the journey.

    4) “Its going to take a shit ton of self acceptance and patience to get anywhere with videos.” Yep. “Nixing, nixing!” as Master Zhang used to say: “Patience! Patience! Don’t be anxious!” I think video can be very, very helpful though: you see yourself as others see you. That can really turbo-charge your developmental process; it sure does mine.

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