Friday, November 30, 2007

The Nitty Gritty truth

I just stumbled across a quote that floored me. I don't know how many of you like bluegrass music, or the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, but this is the truth about art in general and it applies to martial arts as fine art forms as well. This is the spokesman of the band, I guess the 'lead singer', in the introduction to the song, Precious Jewel from the album, Will the Circle Be Unbroken. Pay attention...

Now I'll tell y'all a little secret of my policy in the studio, and I find it is true. I believe it is true most times. Whenever you once decide that you are going to record a number, put everything you've got into it because... Don't say, "Oh, we'll take it over and do it again... Because every time you go through it you lose just a little something... So let's do it right the first time and to hell with the rest of it.

Who is with me on this one? Who can say that they understand what he is saying in relation to martial arts, or kata, or... pretty much all of life?

1 comment:

  1. I think this is why we all do better under pressure, because that small feeling in the back of your mind saying "Well i can do this over if i need to" is gone. While that voice is around you will never put your entire self into it.


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