ALL of us watch YouTube, or we should, if for some strange reason one happens to be from another solar system. The wealth of information is incomprehensible at times, but the treasures to be collected are worth the effort. However, for everything positive there is a negative side, as well.
I would venture that most of us realize martial arts cannot be cultured from video. One needs “hands-on” training from a qualified instructor, but this is not the purpose of this blog. Neither is the obvious “there are numerous, unqualified teachers out there, whose methods are simply bad.”
Alarm clock rudely awakens, each morning at 5am. Who am I kidding? I still have imbedded the years and years of “nightclub mentality” from my music career, which may never truly go away. Still, it’s my professional desire to teach my Krav Maga classes with as much energy and enthusiasm as the usual noon or early evening sessions ubiquitous with the several other schools in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia.
My hair is longer than most martial artists…makes my head gear even tighter. My right hand’s nails are a bit longer, as well (hybrid picking for all of you non-players), and need to be taped, along with my fingers, for Brazilian JiuJitsu training. Yet, I am a world-class rock and fusion guitarist, which has been my principal vocation for many years and continues to this day; and, I have had my novels and poetry released everywhere.