Thanks for both the public and private kind words of encouragement in response to VLOG #1. Here is another rough cut. I just filmed and pasted, no editing, etc. With VLOG 1 & 2, I just wanted to keep at least a trickle of information going out until I have more time to write and video. Things ought to become increasingly polished with time. However, I decided to err on the side of “putting stuff out there,” rather than waiting for perfection (which is never likely to happen.)
So, what do you get? Me, my basement, my thoughts, etc. more, or less, “as is.” I’m more likely to get stuff done this way. Also, this is how I operate in my dojo and at seminars . . . no costumes, no bowing, no titles, no hierarchy, just human beings getting together, sharing, training, etc. I think of the space more like a science lab, wood or mechanic’s shop. There are some safety rules, each individual brings a unique skill set, and perspective. Nobody is all knowing. We get together and work towards a, more or less, common goal.
No body is all knowing, therefore, everybody is free to be both right and,or, wrong. This is very useful because it allows for collaboration and collective progress. Progress implies change. Empirical evidence is the final arbiter of what is, or is not, correct.
I hope you enjoy the VLOG!