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17 February 2007 @ 08:05 am
Tao of the Day: Parkour  
http://defiantsub.livejournal.com/418458.html

Go watch the videos.

A blade of grass gives with the wind.
Even a hurricane cannot uproot it.
It is so soft; yet it can cut your hand. [...]
No matter what your opponent hits you with, yield, slither, give way to his attack.
Absorb his energy until the full extention of his strike, and then at that moment, when he is weakest, whip back ferociously.

- The Snake Master, The Chronicles of Tao by Deng Ming-Dao
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yvetteserpentmoon on February 17th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
hmmm. I identify. Ssssss! I attributed this way of being to my snake sign. And I would add to this, that as you yield you get a better view of your opponent because they will feel the freedom to express themselves fully in that moment (time frame). This makes it possible to learn more about your opponent's intentions and character.
Kburgunder on February 17th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
I was born in the year of the Snake :)

Gah, you'd really love The Chronicles of Tao if you haven't already. Although I think you'd just spend the whole time nodding your head and saying, "Why yes! I came to that conclusion myself!" ;>
naechnaech on February 20th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
If you're a fan of parkour there's a movie called District B-13 that, while being a B movie, shows it off quite a bit.
Kburgunder on February 28th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
Actually, Lauren loaned it to me last month and I've seen it.