Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
- The belly dance class did their first ever performance, and they were awesome!
- Mary did a clever mix between her belly dance performance and her black belt demo.
- Lots of fire element ninjas testing!
- Jenn does all kinds of stuff to get her solid brown belt. There's a rule there about solid brown belts: whenever one is in the dojo, anyone shodan (Black Belt) or above is allowed to attack her. Heh heh. Very interesting...
Good job, everyone! Image is Jenn choking poor Justin, 2/27/09. Good times.
Two big Bonzuko Movement Arts things are happening Saturday:
- Stage Combat Club is meeting to begin work on our podcasting project (1pm in ARTS 271 on campus). Details will appear here--it's pretty exciting!
- it's Jenn's birthday.
If you're an Auraria student, come by and join in the now-official club activities. And at 9:35pm, toast Jenn's health.
I've found this image in several different places, and so don't know how to attribute it. If anyone knows who the originating artist is, let me know and I'll give proper credit.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Though the Demo Team has gone on a temporary hiatus, there will still be exciting black belt demos, and Bonzuko's own Jenn will be testing for her next belt!
Boulder Quest Center Test Nite February:
5pm: Mighty Dragons (little weensy kids) test begins
6pm: Youth and Adult testing and Demos begin
Map and directions here. Image from Jenn's last belt test @ BQC.
In graduate school, I had a very good friend named Jason Malott. He was the first person I officially met there, and we were buddies all through my "prose ninja" stint there at Naropa. (The Prose Ninja story is a long one, and not for this post.)
I toast you, Jason M. with a homebrew at your first book deal. I know how good a writer you are, I'm just glad someone else who is in charge of a publishing company agrees with me. Jason's book will be out in 2009, so look for it, and buy 500 copies, as Emeril would say. After you've bought 500 of my book, of course. Kudos, Jason Q. Malott. ~Jenn
Maybe a review will appear here soon. Stay tuned.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Jackie Chan wrecks himself in his fights--wait till the credits on any of his films, and you'll see him getting hurt over and over again. This is why he's being nominated: he's an awesome fight performer, but gosh he rarely ends up in one piece!
Friday, February 20, 2009
All of you read this: Chapter 19: Stage Combat and Stunts
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Look at Gizmodo's bit on these blades of soft-yet-sturdy fury: N-Force Awesomeness
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
President: Nick B.
Vice-President: Scott M.
Treasurer: Nate T.
Secretary: Geri C.
Congrats, officers! Go get your paperwork done! And blog lurkers, keep your eyes open for our presence online even more! We heard whispers of podcasts, demo events, and the Spring Fling to name a few. And I forgot to ask you guys about T-shirts. We should totally get some made, wouldn't you agree? ~Jenn
Folks who met to pretend to beat each other up on Valentine's Day: Nick B., Nate T., Geri C., Aaron R., Roberto M., Tom G., Paul S., Scott M., Chris D., and of course Jenn was in charge.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Another stabbing. The infamous Dracula Stabbing in Texas, which opens Chapter One of my book. Anyone have any better ideas? post here or to any earlier nomination entries.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
The first is a real slap to the face. Those of you who have read my book will remember the "Unlucky Thirteen" things that can happen to you if you allow your precious face to be slapped onstage. You can see even more clearly in this slow-mo slap clip (hey that's a VoWod!): Time Warp Slap
If you think the slap is bad, check out a punch: Time Warp Punch
And finally, a super-cool katana slice through rolled-up tatami. I believe this is the sword guy from Bugei: Time Warp Samurai
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Vienna Stage Knife Mistake
Et Tu, Brutal Injury?
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Is there a good reason why a thief would choose a fantasy replica sword to hold up a convenience store? Beyond that, this thief actually got money from not one, but two stores and is still at large. We were just writing earlier that cheap, brittle museum replica swords aren't useful for anything. Well, maybe we were wrong. No, this is wrong. Terribly, terribly wrong.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
- Martin's 'stache (well it was a highlight for me)
- Conrad's fierce zanshin in free response
- Jane Bright being really fricking amazing
- Simon also being really fricking amazing
- Jeff n Jenn name the members of the new Demo Team: Kobe, Jane, Keegan, and Justin
- Potluck yumminess afterwards. Yay protein!
Good job, everyone! Can't wait for the next Friday test the day before my birthday! ~Jenn
Images: the giant horde recites the Code of Mindful Action. Boaz gets a hon gyaku on Jenn