Friday, May 30, 2008

Jenn Likes These!

Who wouldn't want tabi with just a tad more arch support, and sweet colors to boot?

I've been addicted to wearing Royal Elastics day, night, fancy, casual, and on the mats for a while now. They're split-toe sneakers with (ahem) elastic wound around in fancy ways, and they breathe pretty well. I walk around everywhere and these nifty shoes can take it.

The only thing: they do tend to fly off when one is either thrown very hard or executes a very fast roll or cartwheel. And, since I haven't been able to perfect the art of aiming them at someone as it happens, I have taken to not wearing them in hardcore training situations. Also, they are a tetch "fem." Most of my Y chromosome pals find them borderline or downright too girly. Other than that, though, they stand up to, er, standing, walking a lot, running a little, hopping, ninja jumping, teaching movement or writing classes, presenting and accepting awards, and in general making people go, "oo, cool shoes!"

Also, I can dress my black ones up or down. But then, this is Boulder.

And they don't get caught in escalators. :)

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Find Solutions Today

Today is really up to you. What shall you discover?

What is your objective? Why is it vitally important that you achieve this objective? How will you achieve it? Perhaps you have multiple objectives. Identify them, and recognize that there will be obstacles to reaching them. It's no big deal; just make a game of it and look for a solution.

If you have played video games, you have learned that there is always a way out of the (room) in which you feel trapped. Everything you need is available to you. Sometimes it takes staring at the same thing for an hour, going away for awhile, and revisiting that scenario. There is a solution. The majority of human existence lies in this process, and it can be as fun as you wish to make it.

Remember also that your actions affect those around you. Always consider this and try to make your decisions in the highest good for all beings concerned.

Find solutions today.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

You Got Class!

Tumbling & unarmed stage fight skills. So many of you have asked for this, and now it's open to the public and taught by an actual ninja (if you believe in that sort of thing).

Jenn's Advanced Stage Combat class begins Thursday, June 5. It is at the Auraria Campus in Denver, CO but is not offered for credit. Contact for more information or to reserve a spot!