It doesn’t matter whether your baking a cake, some gluten free brownies, (ha ha Susan)
Often our vision turns out to be something drastically different than we imagined.
I watched 200 plus people celebrate their Black Belt Graduation. The candidates were joined by an audience 1500 people from the community These students had been mentored by Senseis’ Buzz and Judy Durkin and the Butokukai organisation of outstanding teachers.
Associations and dojos have alot to learn from Senseis’ Buzz and Judy.
Later during a brief conversation with martial arts legend, George Mattson I discovered an interesting lesson.
I said to George,
“It must be an amazing feeling to know your responsible for all this !”
He smiled and said he hadn’t imagined this.
During a conversation about the release of my latest film project, ‘Anatomy of the Tide’, originally due Sept 2012 now June 6, 2013. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1980038/
I told George I was a bad guy in the film and had used movements from the Uechi Ryu Kata Seisan in my fight scene then curb stomped my opponent.
He said sarcasticly,
“That should be real good for Uechi Ryu..!
Each of us are merely ingredients in the recipe that is our art, Our family, our style, our dojo …..our community.
Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends.
Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up!
You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes:
find the cause of your problem and eliminate it.
Don’t try to be perfect;
just be an excellent example of being human