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An analogy that will stay with me. [20060516|08:29]
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My tai chi experience on Monday night has become a lengthy ordeal. When I started with this school, the first class, which is open to all levels, lasted an hour and a half. It now clocks in at just under two hours. Six months ago, our teacher started up a second class for the more advanced students. Originally it was half an hour, then we formally agreed on 45 minutes. Lately it's been going for nearly an hour. Last night it went for an hour and twenty minutes.

We were working on the sword form and then on some combat applications. Swinging a sword around, even a wooden one, gets pretty exhausting after more than an hour. Our teacher was displeased enough with our efforts to make us stop while he admonished all of us.

"You know what a fluffer's job in a porn movie is, right?" he demanded, glaring at us.

We exchanged looks, saucer-eyed.

"Don't be like that. Don't just knock it about."
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[User Picture]From: greyface
2006-05-16 07:45 (UTC)
Martial arts teachers being modern is always a little... I dunno... unexpected. I mean... it shouldn't be, they live in the same dirty ball the rest of us do *coughcough*. It's just that they're teaching something old fashioned and I always sort of expect them to suppress the modern world or something. *shrug*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-17 16:22 (UTC)
I know what you mean. Our teacher is pretty young for a tai chi instructor (mid-thirties) and he's kind of hot-blooded so I guess it shouldn't have been that surprising. But it still was.
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From: tdj
2006-05-16 07:56 (UTC)
Things just haven't been the same since the fluffers unionized.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-17 16:37 (UTC)
You win the comment thread.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-17 16:46 (UTC)
When it comes to Engrish, you never know.
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[User Picture]From: justbeast
2006-05-16 13:48 (UTC)
*laughs* Impressive.
And zen.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-17 16:04 (UTC)
I'm willing to bet he's been waiting for the right moment to use that one on us. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2006-05-16 14:04 (UTC)
you're tai chi class sounds intense. In more ways than one.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-17 16:05 (UTC)
A lapse of focus, particularly when working with the swords, is grounds for dismissal.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2006-05-16 15:17 (UTC)
Blade awareness is important.

So is blade awareness.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-17 15:58 (UTC)
And you must always know where your tip is.
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[User Picture]From: repoman
2006-05-16 15:23 (UTC)
I now wonder if I could make millions having tai che classes for porn stars...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-17 15:56 (UTC)
It does wonderful things for one's lung capacity and flexibility. If you market it right, you could have them all in your pocket. (Har.)
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From: libra_verde5
2006-05-17 03:44 (UTC)
Giving you the smack down with a porn movie example! HA! That is incredible stuff!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-17 15:55 (UTC)
I know! Talk about a great way to get your attention.
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[User Picture]From: omniana
2006-05-17 05:49 (UTC)
*blink blink* that's so fabulous. It's so unexpected, but makes the point and makes your day.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-17 15:53 (UTC)
I laughed so hard I cried. Not everyone seemed as amused as I was, though.
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[User Picture]From: 3g0
2006-05-17 23:28 (UTC)
haha! I wish more people would issue derisive commentary using porn lingo. It would make my work day so much more bearable.
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