- 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.
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
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.
As much as I enjoy the Bond-ish ninja-esque-ness (!) of Jason Bourne, I find the fight scenes in the Bourne movies, though well choreographed, have way too many edits. See what I mean?
While looking for fight blooper reels online of the famous Jackie Chan, I came across this 10-part documentary about his history of film fighting. I want to nominate Mr. Chan for our I’ve Got a Great Idea Awards, but I also really like this documentary. I want a stunt team! And a stunt lab!
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!
This is Chapter 19 from the book Business and Legal Forms for Theater. It talks about liability and Stage Combat. If any of our IGAGI Award nominees had read this, they wouldn’t have made it to our list.
All of you read this: Chapter 19: Stage Combat and Stunts
Look at these delightful clips Jason found on stellar blog Boing-Boing. The martial artists are quite good, and it makes me wonder how odd it must have been for these women way back then to train. I mean, these are decent jujutsu moves, they all obviously know what they’re doing! Note the gentlemen’s wonderful break falling. I also love the “oopsie” gestures the second-clip woman makes after having tossed the dude directly into the floor. Very cool newsreels, thanks Boing-Boing, and thanks Jas for noticing! ~Jenn