Last weekend we had our second belt test for HaiDong GumDo (Korean Sword Art) in Bedburg, Germany It was preceded by an exhilarating and fun HDGD technique and conditioning seminar by Senior Grandmaster Seung-Eun Chae. A list of the disciplines we were tested on for our 9th to 8th kup (yellow to yellow-green belt) test:… Read More HaiDong GumDo Belt Testing
The ‘oertijdpad’ – a beautiful 9 km forest walk in Lage Vuursche, The Netherlands.
This little book, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons – The modern fundamentals of golf(!), is written so well that it transcends the subject. A great read for anyone interested in deep learning, improving motor skills and mastering the mind through effective practice. What are you reading right now?
Yesterday morning, our water supply had been cut off unexpectedly. There were engineering works further down the street. Water pressure was back up after an hour. Not long at all. Long enough to make me think. How easy it is to be wasteful with what we imagine to be in infinite supply. How resilient are… Read More No Water, my Friend
This book is one of the best investments I’ve made in the past few years: Anatomy Trains by Thomas W. Meyers What about you? What are your favourite body-books?
Reviewing my goals for the year 2019. What I have been up to, what I am doing now, and what I’ll be aiming at for the next 3 months for flexibility: Done I’ve been working with Stacey Nemour’s online flexibility courses, and it’s doing me worlds of good. You can find my post series about the… Read More Spring Recalibration – Flexibility
An update on this January’s Journaling Post: Daily Journal: I still write in this one almost daily, recording dreams, gratitude, ideas, todos and a movement log Book of good ideas: This one is full(!) so I will need to find a new one soon. For now I’m jotting down ideas in the daily journal, but I… Read More Spring Recalibration – Journaling
A review of my Goals for Life in 2019: Enjoying the moment, and (meta-alert!) enjoying that enjoyment Breathing deeply, and practising meditation Spending time in the forest, together with Mr E Reading books about nature Watching the Clouds Walk in the Sea, at least once Enjoying the views, every day Enjoying time with friends, family… Read More Spring Recalibration – Nature and Life
An update on my Dance Goals for 2019. For Ballet: Still todo – pirouette on pointes! Practise balance: passé, piqué arabesque, piqué attitude, sous-sous and glissat without and with pointes Practise turns: soutenu, chainé, piqué (without and with pointes), pirouettes (double without pointes, single with pointes) and fouettés (without pointe) Work on ankles and feet (and… Read More Spring Recalibration – Dance
An update on my Martial Arts goals for 2019: Continue going to HDGD and TKD class 2 times a week if possible A self defense workshop is in the charts for May, as well as practising what we‘ve learned. Flexibility work has fallen a bit to the wayside the past few weeks. Will get back… Read More Spring Recalibration – Martial Arts