Happy new week everyone! It's been one week since the start of the new year, and LAProd hopes you've been good, staying out of trouble, and sorting out your business like the nice people you are (where did that come from?).
You've probably watched Ramly at War Begins via the link to the Short Film Competition organized by the German beer company, which was posted on this blog a couple month back. Found it slow? Oh no... Fret not, because the 2 lead actors in Ramly at War will solve your problem with the following dialogue.
Michael Chen: Listen to me, I've a better idea!
Bong: I'm not going to listen to your stupid ideas.
Michael Chen: But Ramly at War Begins has already been uploaded to Youtube!
Michael Chen: It's much faster to load and view!
Michael Chen: And I want to watch it while eating the Ramly burger special, with the cheese, the egg and the meat.
Didn't follow? Watch Ramly at War Begins now!
Thank you for viewing! Now stay tuned for the next one! We promise you'll like the action even more!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Here's an interesting article by LAProd's Terry. No, it has nothing to do with fighting Juliane Block (director of Ramly at War Begins, and Unsecured Loan 2), though she's tall and looks like she might be able to kick my arse. Instead, it touches on obstacles you might face, training as a martial artist.
Here we go:
There are times in a Martial Artists’ life when he/she finds him/herself stuck in a plateau. No matter how hard you train, you just don’t see any progress. To top it all off, you’re at the peak of your learning capabilities and find yourself learning ‘nothing’ every time you attend a class.
You feel like giving up. Training has become a chore, boring. You’ve lost interest.
But is this the end?
Not necessarily. There are steps you can take to kick start your Martial Art’s lifestyle.
1) Take a Break.
When you’ve hit the ceiling, take a breather and step back to look at the bigger picture. It is like taking a day off from work to do something you enjoy. Most times, after a period of docility, you’ll bounce back with more vigour than before.
2) Try something new.
Sometimes a road block can mean you have difficulty understanding something the way it’s been taught. Sometimes you think there’s something better out there. So go out and explore. Often you’ll learn something about your own art when it’s been presented in a different light. You may even discover you enjoy a totally different Martial Art and develop the drive to train again.
3) Find out what’s missing.
What is it that drew you towards this art in the first place? Knowledge is infinite, so what is it about this art form that you’ve failed to learn? Are you doing something wrong? Have you been taking your own training lightly? Do you understand what’s being taught? Once these questions have been answered you will often find the reason to return to training.
Doing the same drills all over again? Time to change. Try different training techniques and explore other forms of exercise (i.e. yoga, dance, etc.) and combine different elements to create your own brand of training and exercise.
5) Meditate on the philosophy.
Martial Arts are life long learning processes. As such, there’s no way you can ‘learn’ everything in 10 years or much less as the future generations seem to think. Meditate on the philosophy passed down by your masters. What is there for you to gain which you have not discovered yet? Usually such knowledge comes with time, experience and unfortunately age. Sticking to a particular art may very mean you’ll find its secrets one day.
6) Live it.
Martial Arts’ is a way of life. Use its teachings to help you live a more purposeful life. By following its philosophies, you will often discover more to the art than the movements and the exercise. And even if you don’t find yourself doing the exercises anymore, you are still a Martial Artist if you live by its code.
Posted by Low Angle Productions at 6:11 PM
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