I got excited today because I met a samisen player who was interested in playing for my fighting class in Boulder, Colorado, where I am now teaching. I got this idea that I should teach drumming and fighting together because there are so many things that tie the two together. But samisen would be really good too. I want it to be live music because that interaction between tempo and rhythm is key to working with mood and timing and letting go. I want to foster the kinesthetic conversation between freedom and chaos, order and spontaneity.
Strengthness with a Twist: A blog about internal martial arts, theatricality and Daoist ritual emptiness
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