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The crippling karate blues. We all get them at one time or another. The key is not to stop training. Many do stop training when the crippling karate blues strike. This is a means and method of not avoid the moment but meeting it. You step forward shake the hand of this nasty moment and double down.
Big Pressure is not the Answer
The secret is not just applying pressure but to apply pressure in a focused and clear manner.
A story on how I chose to go after the situation in a year-long expedition. The expedition resulted in precisely what I wanted, a better stance. Also, a weird moment in Florida behind the dumpster at the local bar. (Others will think it is weird, you’ll get it.)
The choice is always yours, how you chose to meet that moment we all get. And we all do get it, you can’t dodge the karate blues.
The Process and the Focus
The bottom line: This process, the focus you will get from this podcast will make the difference. It will give you the architecture in how you hold your karate for the rest of your training.
A lot of references you may not get so a few links are attached to bring you up to speed, or down to my level. Measure it as you will.
Here are a few other links you will find interesting
- New World Karate
- Goran Powell – Karate / Zen
- Mike O’Dell – A Sincere Man
- Mark Loucks – The Karate Adventurer
Kris Wilder is a martial artist based in Seattle Washington. He has authored many martial art books, including the classic, The Way of Kata. Making no apologies for his obsession of Football he can be found telling any who will listen about the nuances of the Canadian Football League.