I am a firm believer in the thought that if you want something bad enough, you will find a way to do it. In fact, I am living proof of that. How so? Well, let me explain what happened to me this morning.
Every day, I wake up much earlier than necessary because I want to get some martial arts training done. It helps get the blood flowing and get my mind out of that “just woke up” fog. One of the things I try to get done before I leave is the Knife Form. I’m sure not many of you out there know what that is, so here is a link: (FYI: Wing Chun has several lineages, or “Families,” who do things differently from each other. Therefore, this video might not necessarily represent the way I am learning it.)
(As you can see, those knives are huge. They make me think of the scene from Crocodile Dundee where Paul Hogan says, “that’s not a knife…this is a knife!”)
Long story short, I woke up too late to get the form done before work. Some people might wonder, “Those things aren’t as big as SOME martial arts weapons. Why not bring them to work?” Well, that may be true, but I work for the State. I don’t think security would be too pleased with me bringing ANY weapons here!
Then, as I was walking around the office, I saw something that made me realize I had a solution, and here it is:
Yep, you got it: two rulers! They don’t match the weight of the Knives, but they are close in length. When you can’t find an exact match, sometimes you have to take what you can get.
And like I said, if you want something bad enough, you will find a way to get it done!