From tonight’s rehearsal of Murderer, directed by Stacey Nelms, fight directed by me. It’s blurry, but it really shows the action. Director in foreground. More on work on this show soon. ~Jenn
Neat article by stellar blog mental_floss about the history of dueling in America. Enjoy! ~Jenn
Last night I had the great pleasure of helping to judge the belt test event for May at the Boulder Quest Center. Here are a few pictures to commemorate their belts and my leave of absence. The pics tend to be blurry, but I actually think it makes the movement look cool. Thanks to Marcus and Graham for manning the Blackberry, and thanks to the BQC for a fun run! ~Jenn
Today marks the two-year anniversary of Daily Cross-Swords! Huzzah! This was the first post ever, by Jas: http://bonzuko.com/?p=3
And since it was about the Summer Advanced Stage Combat class, I should follow suit on this day 2 years later, by posting information about this summer’s Advanced Stage Combat class. It’s the same theme this year as it was in 2008, funny enough, but this year promises to be even more exciting! Email info “at” bonzuko “dot” com for more information and/or to sign up, or go to the facebook page for the class! Don’t miss this awesome (cheap!) opportunity for training! ~Jenn
Remember the Unlucky 13 ways you can get hurt by a real slap in my book? Watch this slow-mo video from Brainiac (I so miss that show) to see what I mean. (Thanks, mental_floss!) ~Jenn
Tonight at 6pm is the last time I will be teaching NinjaFit at the Boulder Quest Center. It’s been a
lovely journey into fitness with all those folks.
I first designed the NinjaFit class as a cross-training opportunity for especially those martial artists that need to keep up their “fightin’ trim” selves outside of the martial arts classes themselves. I also wanted to design an unusual class that would target whole-body workouts as well as gently teach something about the ninja arts without it being a martial arts class. I wanted also to have one class that could encompass all my various movement expertises into one experience.
Here are some of the many movement conditioning systems that I include in NinjaFit:
- ninpo taijutsu and weapons exercises
- gymnastics stretching/beginning moves
- non-denominational meditation
- breath work from Acting School
- modern dance
- Linklater voice centering
- Lessac sit-ups, posture work
- Alexander technique
- strength conditioning
- cardio kickboxing
I hope any of you lovely lurkers who are local can stop by and sample this fitness smorgasbord–tonight is your last chance!