A classic method of intimidation, both in movies and in real life, is for someone to put a knife to your throat. Feeling the sharp sting of the metal blade as it digs into your flesh definitely bring to the forefront of your mind the fact that you are merely mortal. For the most part criminals with weapons like to get as close to you as they can with those weapons because the natural instinct is that the closer they are the more control they have. Therefore, guns, knives, and many other weapons are often held very close to the victim so that there is no mistaking the grave situation they’ve found themselves in.
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The body of work studying martial arts practices is almost entirely junk science. Look at any study of martial arts that attempts to prove or disprove claims about its efficacy or determine how fast punches are, and you will find someone with a conflict of interest behind the research: a martial artist.
Instead, success in yoga comes by learning how to be "present" when you practice. You learn to enjoy and respect your body for where it is at the moment and not where you wish it could, or should be (which is living in the future). And success is impeded when you want your body to respond as it did when you were younger (which is living in the past).
Many folks have felt as if they needed a jumpstart all winter, as is often the case. Winter makes us feel more in need of rejuvenation. Many of us who practice yoga regularly keep up the whole year, though energy levels, muscles and bones may not make us feel as enthusiastic about our practice as on sunny warm days with flowers blooming all around us and shutters thrown wide open.
So here's a little more about the Chinese based martial art that also goes by the names of Ving Tsun and Wing Tsun. And in case you were wondering, the term Wing Chun literally means, "eternal spring."
The Workout .. returning back to karate training after an absence
This training session lasts about 20 minutes. That is plenty of training your first day back. One of the biggest mistakes people make is training too long during their first return workout. Being accustomed to longer, more strenuous workouts can leave our minds thinking we can do a lot more training than we can do safely. The dissonance between memory and body conditioning can be large. Stick to shorter workouts.
We will go deeper into the understanding of Kata at this seminar. We will work with creation of kata, what has affected them, and much more.
Anyone can participate regardless of age or style. The only requirement is that participants must be committed and interested in working with Kata.