Just Dance

Speaking of dance, I’ll do a more long form post on dance and performance anxiety in the future. In the meantime, here’s a video of a dance performance I was a part of at the Seattle Center during Brazilfest 2012. You’ll recognize me as the only male dancer on stage. Sometimes you just have to put yourself out there.

A Warrior of the Light Dances

“Warriors of light are never predictable. They might dance down the street on their way to work…” – Paulo Coelho

As I walked to work today, I was doing some mental kata. I taught Pyung-An 4 in class this morning, so as I travelled I was visualizing myself going through the techniques. Swinging my hips, tensing my muscles, and contorting my face as I exchanged blows with my opponent, I danced my way down the sidewalk. Upon completing the kata in my head, I looked up to see the woman walking past me glance at me as if I had lost it.

“The warriors may look mad, but this is just a disguise.” – Paulo Coelho