- I have been named as the Legends of China Presidential Guest on the UCLA Martial Arts Silk Road to the Future China trip in 2015. More details to come....
- We begun research on Martial Arts & Cognitive Ability on Monday and have a great group of students!
- I am continuing to prep for my TBA Level 2 Muay Thai test which will be happening very soon I think!
- Hoping to begin a semi-regular teaching program in Sherman Oaks in the next couple of months. Stay tuned for more information.
As a quick update to restart this feed here are some exciting things going on in the World of The British Ninja right now;
3 things I am grateful for;
My positive experiences today...great turnout at the Martial Arts Leadership Team :) Awesome story telling at Zanzibar Santa Monica at the Moths - Story Slam, some funny, some sad, some shocking, some bad! But all in all a great experience and cool venue. Meeting some excited students ready to train in martial arts, such a relief that people showed up! It gives a good promising vibe to the rest of the year!
Exercise - Taught the prospective MaLT members some; Savate, Hapkido, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai and FMA :)
Meditation - I think this one is my nemesis....I did not Reiki myself to sleep last night, I read a new book "The Element" By Sir Ken Robinson....could reading be construed as mediation in any way? If so that is what I am doing again today for meditation :) If not then I may need some help on this one!
3 things I am grateful for;
Had a really positive experience with my old student supervisor Dimitra Kuruppu today. She has transitioned into a full time position in a different unit, but now works in the office next door to me. She came in to chat about some adaptive stuff and demonstrated why she was such a great employee with me over the past 4 years! Great analytical mind. She also helped me finish my UCLA Martial Arts Poster in a cool way :). I just emailed her to tell her how glad I am that she is sticking around. Unfortunately I also found out that a colleague has to have a hip replacement :( I am going to reach out to her to see if there is anything I can do to help her (offer some Reiki I think).
Exercise - Silat, FMA & JKD III w/ Guro Dan
Meditation - Reiki myself to sleep.
3 things I am thankful for today;
Positive Experience - One of my colleagues came into my office to day to chat and told me about her weekend seeing Adam Ant in San Diego! Free hotel and the Surf Liner train down there...sounded like alot of fun. Made me want to go off on an adventure! I did email her and tell her how much I appreciated everything she did for the department, I don't think she gets much recognition so I though I would give her some! :)
Exercise - JKD I & II Classes at the Inosanto Academy
Meditation - Reiki sent to Shelby Chlopak for her neck and a restful sleep :)
The British Ninja
Jedi is my religion, Ninja is my profession.