Saturday, October 22, 2016

Something I've noticed watching boxers when not using gloves when training. When it comes to fighting they need to stick with the gloves cuz i always see these mistakes and it drives me crazy. They usually have a bent wrist and hit with the front of the fingers not the actual knuckles and its usually the ring finger and pinky. What i see mostly is the fact when they throw a vertical hook they strike with the palm area. Just some things i've picked up what do you guys think about this am i being ignorant or do you see this as well.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

My progress

Last time i posted about having weak legs i've been working hard past month or two on my squats and it doesnt seem like much but im doing 100lbs 5 reps before i think it was like 70lbs so im getting there. My benchpress has improved as well i recently been doing 150lbs 5 times and i maxed out the other day at 165lbs. Since ive been doing squats my kicks have dramatically improved but i can no longer do splits but my technique and power has increased. just thought i update you guys on what i been working on.

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Concept of 'Sacrifice'

I once watched a video of Sifu Freddie Lee mentioning the word 'sacrifice'. He basically defined sacrificing as giving up what you want to do to achieve success, lose weight or whatever. He cannot be any more right about that. I am experiencing this everyday: people are willing to do anything to be "successful". Here is the problem with sacrificing. It uses the mind to be successful. You cannot avoid using the mind if you want to get somewhere. You can be meditative as much as you can but to be successful, you have to ambitious in some ways. That is the deception of these so-called motivational videos. They are trying to get people to be more ambitious, more competitive, more cunning. Now, if I say this to a Westerner he might look at me and say: "Do you not ambitions yourself? Are you not as competitive as the rest of us?" In this world, competition is really hard to escape from. To get bread, you have to be in some sort of competition whether you want to be or not. I am going to sound kind of arrogant when I say this, but the difference between me and other people is that I have more awareness of this competitive energy. Because I put meditation first, I can never be controlled by competition. I already know competition is an illusion; however, the rest of the population see competition as reality! On top of that, they are willing to sacrifice friends, family in order to reach success. In other words, love is no longer important in their lives; success is, ambition is. That is where "duties" or "responsibilities" comes along. Speaking of duty, I once watched one of Osho's lecture. He mentioned that the word 'duty' is one of the most dirtiest words ever. He even discourage people from doing anything out of responsibility because doing so is not really from the heart, it's from reluctance. Anything you do should be out of love. I see it the same way. Any action performed only toward success. Someone who truly knows the know do not refrain from things like alcohol, drugs, television, or whatever by sacrifice. He refrains from it because he truly does not want to be a part of any of these energy draining activities. He will live a balanced life, which is the ultimate way of life.

Friday, June 24, 2016

New music; Go

My Confession

Hello, it has been a very long time since I wrote on this blog. I am writing this in response to one of Sifu Freddie Lee's video on why you should let children play video games. The video definitely resonate with me because that is the only to get the video game out the child's system. I grew up playing the first Nintendo console that came out! Yes, I had Super Mario Bros. I then played Super Nintendo and then Nintendo 64. The last Nintendo console I own was the Nintendo Gamecube. Honestly, I believe the Nintendo GameCube is the best Nintendo Console so far. It is much more fun, and there were tons of sound games than the Nintendo Wii. After the Nintendo Gamecube, I switch to the PS3. Currently, I am playing Sniper Elite V2. I like shooting games in third person mode although the first person mode is more realistic. In sniper elite, the sniping is a little bit more complicated because you have to take into account the direction of the wind and all that stuff. To me, that makes it more realistic that a lot of shooting games out there. I am sure there are continuing with the series and I would love to own them. I have not been playing PS3 since I am taking classes this summer. That will decrease your concentration in school.. At least that is what I experienced.
Also, in this video, if I remember correctly he said something about competition that I feel that it makes sense to me too. The only way for an individual to stop being competitive is to let him compete. You see if he competes too much, he will naturally be sick of it. Now in terms of combative techniques, I am not competitive at all. I feel that sparring is learning about which techniques work for you; you shouldn't try to beat down somebody to make yourself feel better. However, in sports, I am afraid I can get really competitive. Every time I mess up, it angers me because I tried to be so perfect. I am still trying to understand the root of this problem but I cannot. When I lose badly, it aggravates me even more. Maybe going pro is not such a bad idea for me. Maybe I will get to a point where I do not ever desire to compete within my favorite sport. Of course, my older brother would discourage me saying that it is too late for me to become pro. He probably lacks understanding of why I am really doing what I am doing. Other friends of mine encourage to go for it because to them it's never too late to go for what you really want. I feel the same way but to be honest, I am just going for it so that I can get that competitiveness out of my system. That way, I probably get to the point where I will play it in meditation instead of competition.