Saturday, April 24, 2010

This video has a family of Orangutans.  They use tools, use boats, into DIY.  I thought this was interesting.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I was reading this blog and it talked about sun-tzu's art of war. Well, here are my thoughts. The core of sun-tzu's writings are about people. Without people, one cannot know the information to decide the strategy one should use. However, now it is possible with the internet to gather information without people. Not that people are not necessary, but rather that there are other means of gather information.


Saturday, September 22, 2007

So I've been thinking, how could one best instill martial arts lessons into today's generation. One idea, is a theme park. A theme park? Yes a theme park.

For instance, take ninja warrior program, now image a big obstacle course. I mean the obstacles would have to be "dummed down" so no one got hurt and such. But alot of people like obstacle courses.

Or image a big maze with where people their could be projectors on the wall. Then without notice, an image of someone attacking you came on the wall. People would have to do the maze under a certain time limit.

Or image a remake of the shaolin temple. In a tourist town people might want to come and see it. Most might not make it too the "real" temple anyway.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Where I want to start a school, the market is over saturated. I mean you have two franchises that are opening up school's in the area already, and the population is like of the town is 6,000. Also, the studio I studied at is 45 minutes away. So people do go come from there. Now if the city was a bigger city, let's say 20-30,000 of the area, then maybe it might be posssible.

Personally, I would be willing to teach for free, live out of the studio, and work a full-time job. Why? Because I find that is how I meet the people who I like being around. Now people look at me and look at how much stuff I've done at karate, and think I'm "naive" for doing it.

One thing is people have gotten me jobs because I've helped teach for free. I'm not saying, that one should go into teaching expecting that of course. However good people do know good people. For example, 90% of the jobs are unadvertised, and if one is capable of teaching well then might have other skills as well.


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I was looking at some of the latex larp stuff. Perhaps this could be used in weapons training for sparring.


Monday, September 17, 2007

Alot of people are want to study at the Shaolin temple like it was in the old days. This involved basically being an indentured servant for a couple years, living on whatever your "master" gave you. You live in seclusion for 10-20 years training. Then you take you lift a metal box with your forearms, burning a tiger and dragon into your forearms. Then a chamber leads you to the outside where you must spend several days in the wild.

Then there's the other extreme. Where people can just buy a belt also known as the "McDojo." Just sign the dotted line and you get your belt. Doesn't matter whether you can fight your way out of paper bag, you will get many trophies.

Personally, I would like to do the third approach. To live in a community of like-minded individuals who enjoy the study of martial arts. Who wish to help each other become better. This is my dream.


Monday, August 27, 2007

You know I read an interesting article written by a Tai kwon do practicioner, as to why sport martial arts is good. The basic premise was that your life is more in danger of a heart attack, stroke, etc. then getting attacked. Which I can understand. But couldn't one do a self-defense and get that exercise in?