|Calluses and blisters after waxing and lifting|
After watching both volumes of Kill Bill while waxing boards today, I was inspired to characterize my current training mentality as the "all-out ninja samurai kung fu warrior mentality mode."
At least, I think those are all of the terms that describe Beatrix's fighting style...
In the movie, after Beatrix starts her training with Pai Mei, she winces during repeated close punches on a thick wood board. Pai Mei catches her wincing and states, "it's the wood that should fear your hand -- not the other way around." This sticks in my mind, because trying new things sometimes is frightening, and pushing our minds and bodies beyond their current levels of understanding can be scary.
|Pushing beyond mental and physical limits. (Image from Kill Bill Vol. 2)|
I'm not sure where this quote came from, but it's on my bulletin board at home:
My mission is to ride fast and strong this season. Very fast, and very strong. This all-out ninja samurai kung fu warrior mentality mode is going to guide me there.