Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Little Reminders

There is something to be said about the sore muscles you acquire from a good Martial Arts workout.
As I hobble around the house today I am reminded of the wonderful and challenging workout the night before. Some of my favorite black belts were there as well. Several black belts training together always intensifies training even if is only bag training. Not an ego thing but encouraging each other to push themselves even harder. Their belief in your ability, giving you strength and endurance to punch and kick a little faster.
Yes indeed, there something to be said about a good Martial Arts workout.
I recommend it all. No matter your age or level of experience.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tired Ninja Wanna Be

Oh blog, oh how I have missed you so.
But I am injured, sick, and wicked busy.

That's me below and it's not due to training.

I find it interesting how the lack of training in the martial arts lately has greatly effected my mood, my self discipline and my self esteem. Martial arts is not just something I do, it is a part who I am. When I do not train regularly I am not myself. Need to heal. Need to get better. Need to train. There is nothing like the feeling of throwing a jab, jab, cross, hook, uppercut, knee kick, round kick, front kick to sooth the soul. Hell, throw a spinning back kick on the end of the combination while your at it.

Be well

Friday, December 16, 2011

Arizona is beckoning me and my lil ninja

I want to be there. Now!

Not the best photography but it was not taken for artist purposes. It was taken to capture a moment of silliness and fun to remember for a lifetime.

Happy Ninja Fun Friday. Make some memories.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cute and funny ninja shirt

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Click the link below to check it out and possibly buy it for yourself.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ninja with a cause or causes

I surfed on over to the G-PACT facebook page today (G-PACT - Gastroparesis Patient Association for Cures and Treatment) to see what was going on there. I saw they shared a link to an article about feeding pumps and IV pumps. I clicked it and it directed me to Complex Child E-magazine. Complex Child is a monthly online magazine written by parents of children with special healthcare needs and disabilities. After I skimmed the article I took a look around the website and thought what a wonderful resource for parents. Personally, I nor do my children need a feeding pump or IV pump. We are extremely fortunate.  There are many who do.
Mondays I like to make a conscious effort to remember how lucky and fortunate I am. I remember how many people have to deal with diseases like Gastroparesis. Obscure and not very well known to the general public. Some diseases people will never hear of if no one they know is effected. The more rare the disease I would assume the harder it would be to get funds for research. Life can be stressful especially at the holidays but I can't imagine how much more stressful it is if you were ill or your child or someone you loved.
Tis the season of giving. Make sure you give a little more to a cause that is close to your heart.
There are so many causes to choose from, unfortunately.

Be giving.

Friday, December 2, 2011

What was I suppose to do?

Making a list and checking it twice.
Soooo, not the same as Santa's list.

As I grow older I find I really need to write things down and make to do lists. 
If not, I forget.
I bet Ninjas don't have this problem.
So rather be a Ninja.
Only thing I don't have write down to remind myself is.....
Ninja Fun Friday!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Moving Target is Harder to Hit.

Thursdays I usually blog about combinations but a crucial part of throwing a kick boxing combination is movement.

I watch certain fighters kick boxing and their movement is spellbinding
They have it down to an art form. Beautiful and graceful but within that beauty and grace is power and technique which will annihilate you. Moving in and out of range with such finesse and ease is mesmerizing. The fluidity in their motion adding to the devastation of their strikes. Movement is an art form, there is no doubt in my mind.

There are many kickboxing/ life analogies. The importance of movement in life is what I am contemplating today. You have to move, duck, and slip. Absorb the punches life throws at you. If you just stand there flat footed and let life pound on you, you are just taking a beating. Not fun. But if you move around, in and out throw your own punches and kicks making it your fight. Controlling your life. Seeing things at different angles, seeing openings you would not see if you just stood stationary. So much more enjoyable.

Be fluid

( my kick boxing art form is more like scribble but I am trying really hard to paint a pretty picture. )