Thursday, March 31, 2011

Quiet as a ninja

 As silent as a ninja
there is no words to say
sometimes it is better to
let the day fade away

Be poetic (not)

Looking forward to tomorrow, it will be better. I JUST KNOW IT.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011



I think the battles we wage inside our heads have the most casualties and are fought the longest. Sometimes never ending. Our internal struggles are relentless. The one thing we should be at peace with the most is ourselves. Sadly I think it is rare. Self doubt, insecurities, uncertainty and our idea of others perception of us are all instigators of the conflicts we wage within. Personal wars are fueled by so many things depending on the individual themselves but a key accelerant  is a lack of self image. But are we struggling with what we think our image should be or society or a few select others?

I would like to think a Ninja would be at peace with who they are. Alway striving to improve upon their skills but excepting of themselves. Having the clarity and peace with oneself. Yes, that is what I would like to think.

Be at peace

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I want to see this movie

I saw a preview for a movie. 
13 Assassins ( )
I plan to see it. 
I saw Ninja Assassin.
I plan to forget I saw it. 

I really liked Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. 
I think I just decided what I am watching tonight. 

Be well

Friday, March 25, 2011

Blankey, remote, and Ninja PJs. NOT!

Wishful thinking. 
It's NFF. 
Training tonight. 
Time to workout till I am utterly exhausted and then some. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Just a little advice

Be who you are.
Never let another person make you do something you are uncomfortable about. Never feel obligated to be someone you're not or do something for someone else's benefit especially it is something you really don't want to do. I am not saying don't try new things. There is a big difference between stepping out of your comfort zone and being truly uncomfortable with a situation.

I am thinking a Ninja would be true to themselves and if you tried to force them to be anything else there would be some ninja consequences. If you know what I am sayin'.

Be yourself

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mr Clean the role model for discipline

One of my Martial Arts Instructors said one time "show him a messy house and he can guarantee the person who lives there is undisciplined" What he was getting at is if you are not discipline in one part of your life than you are not discipline in any. Not sure I totally agree with that theory but I do know there is different levels of self discipline. I always strive to do better. To be more discipline. It is a constant battle in some areas more than others. But that night after his speech on the aspects of self discipline I went home and checked out my housekeeping. To see if I could judge my self discipline. The place looked good. Well it could use a coat of paint but it was clean and organized. Even my closets are organized. Especially my kitchen cabinets every thing has it's own little place. But here's the thing. My bedroom is a messy and unorganized. I am sure there is a hidden meaning there but basically, it last on the list and I just run out of time.
Oh yeah, and my car is trashed. Rarely even on the list.

Be tidy  :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Back from NOLA

          Going to train extra hard this week. Need to work off the weekend calories. I do not regret any drink or bite to eat this weekend. I planned to have a great time and eat different foods and partake in some alcoholic beverages. And that is what I did. I also danced, danced, danced. 
I did miss training. I can't wait to kick box and grapple tonight. It is amazing how Martial arts is not just something you do but something that defines who you are. I find when I am unable to train I feel off. A little tense. Not as focused. Something is amiss. But when I do train, life is a little better, easier to deal with what life throws at me. Feel better about myself and feel more complete. I wonder if it is because of Martial Arts or it is because I get to do something I love. Maybe both. 

Like the Life is Good people say...
do what you like
like what you do

Be happy

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

huffing and puffing

           Stamina, endurance, cardio, I thought I had it good. But by the end of the third two minute round of kick boxing with a minute rest in between I was more tired than I should have been, Very discouraging. The fourth round I actually was better than the third. Figure that one out.
           So like a good Ninja wannabe I will work harder to build my cardio, endurance, stamina. The weather's getting nicer so it means it's time for sprints. I hate them. Really, I hate them. But just like in life you have to do things you may not like to achieve your goal. It makes the pleasure of success that much more sweeter.

         Be determined

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I feel quiet

Tonight my mind is like a ninja in the shadows. My mind is quiet. My mind is still.
Not that it is void of thought nor are the thoughts, few. There are a great many as usual, but instead of bouncing all over my brain; they lay dormant like bats in a cave waiting for twilight. One may flutter, silently from here to there but as a whole they are still. It is a peculiar experience, one that does not occur often in my brain. So I will enjoy it while it lasts because I know it will be fleeting.


Be quiet

Monday, March 14, 2011

Disappear from view

          Today I would rather be a Ninja and melt into the shadows. Not to be seen. Not to be heard. To disappear from day. Watch the world go by the cover of obscurity. Never being noticed. Fade from existence. At least for the day.

          But today will not be that day.

          I will be Ninja today in the sense I will endure. I will do what needs to be done. I will make my presence known. I will say what needs to be said. I will destroy all obstacles in my way.

          My sword is drawn.

          Be strong

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bushido Code


But depending on where you go to get definition the code changes a little. I believe that is the translation of  the original words


Now this is the Samurai code.
There is significant differences between Ninja and Samurai but I still respect and try and live by these virtues.
(well with in reason....hehehehe)  ;)

Be Virtuous (Bahahaha) No really ( Bahahahaha) Seriously ( Bahahahaha)
Just can't make that statement without laughing.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Why the discipline

Three reasons we have discipline atmosphere in Martial Arts Class
- you work on your strengths and weaknesses
- you get more done in a short amount of time
- discipline proceeds self discipline

I remind myself of this before every class.
I remind myself of this every day

Ninjas have remarkable self discipline. Mine's......Okay.

Be remarkable

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I love front kicks

That's me throwing the front kick. It is my favorite kick. I know a lot of people throw round kicks. Low, high, left or right. Don't get me wrong, I love a good round kick, myself, but I do enjoy following up a round kick with a power front kick. Front kicks are great when your opponent is in the middle of throwing a cross and they square themselves up. If you time it right you can send them stumbling on the mat.
Well just wanted to share.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ninja Baking 101

More butter
Vanilla extract
Baking powder
Ninja Cookie Cutters
Black icing

This is what I baked on Saturday night. 
Can you say...obsessive much?

Yeah, what can I say I got Ninja issues.

Be creative