Martial Arts Holiday HanaKwanMass is Coming!
One punch at a time…
one kick at a time…
day by day we get closer and closer…
it’s just a few days until…
You old guys know what I’m talking about.
Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas!
the one day out of the year
I get to insult EVERY person who says…
Happy holidays is a phrase invented so you don’t
hurt the feelings of somebody who believes in Kwanza
by saying Merry Xmas to him,
or offend a Jewish fellow by saying Kwanza,
and so on.
But I say
a holiday is a holiday,
and if somebody says the wrong one to you
he meant well
and you walk away with good wishes,
and the heck with the politically correct bushwah.
there is a deeper thread here.
A fellow knows karate,
so he bad mouths Kung Fu,
or Aikido or whatever.
A fellow does MMA,
so he looks down on Kenpo or Taekwondo.
These fellows are the garbage minds of the Martial Arts.
When I meet a fellow who studies something I don’t,
I am all over him,
how do you guys handle this?
What about that weapon?
what’s your training like?
Every question I get answered
opens my mind
makes me a batter martial artist.
No art is better than any other,
they are just different steps in the martial arts.
No person is any better,
than any other.
We are all cogs in the same machine,
we are all the different faces of God,
we are people…
and HanaKwanMass to us all.
And HanaKwanMass to you
and all your kids,
and your brothers and sisters,
aunts and uncles,
and even your dogs and cats,
and especially to your instructors.
If you understand what I just said,
then you understand the real spirit of the martial arts.
(you may skip if you wish,
but you’ll probably wake up tomorrow with a rash.)
This is for those of you
who wish to develop
the strongest punch
known to mankind,
and even a few aliens.