Another video of mine doing unarmed fight choreography. I just love martial arts. I remember when I was young attending junior high school, stick-fighting stage combat class was one of my favorites. When I left middle school I also left stick-fighting – never to return. Maybe, I should start acquiring the skill again. It’s my way of getting some exercise since I don’t like going to the gym and learning new skills, which could be useful for my acting career or self-defence as well.
I improvised an act not long ago. It was ok. It’s good to be able to watch back my performance how it went. It makes me feel more confident even if it’s a bad show because I can then see how I am on stage and use that knowledge to improve my acting skill accordingly. I wouldn’t say it’s a bad staging. Maybe I just don’t like it that much, compared to other presentations I have done. Anyway, by watching back how I appear I gain more insight in my acting ability. So from now on, I will study my own performances as much as I can if I really want to improve my acting. I want to take my acting career seriously. So anything I can do to refine my art I will do it. And that’s why I also go to acting and writing classes regularly, to always develop my expertise in both fields. I see every performance I have done, big or small, as a valuable experience to build up my talent. So, nothing goes to waste even if it’s a bad show.
I decided to attend a martial art class anyway yesterday, which was rather tough since it was for 3 hours from 18:30-21:30. But I learned some useful, unarmed fighting techniques. So, it was worthwhile. I will stick to attending the class on Sundays, unless I have something to do on some Sundays that I can’t attend the class. I also have to practise. It’s not going to do me any good if I go to dancing and martial art classes, but I will not train at home as well. All that time I spend going there will be a waste, except that I get to exercise. So, I have to start practising as well.
By the way, we also got to meet a stuntman from Jackie Chan’s stunt team which we could ask him anything. So, it was totally awesome to actually come face to face with the person who is really experienced in doing stunts for a well-known martial arts actor.
Below is a clip of me doing an unarmed fight scene:
I went to contemporary dancing class again yesterday. Now my body feels amazing. I don’t remember the steps that much because I don’t really practise at home. So today, I will try to practise a little bit. Then, I will continue to attend the class once a week. So I better can remember the choreography and get used to the routine. I may attend jazz dance as well. So, two days dancing once a week: Contemporary & Jazz dances. Then also yoga and martial art classes once a week. Then I’m good. I can feel when I keep exercising regularly my body becomes more robust and lithe. After the dancing class, it feels like I am dancing every time I move my body to do something, even making coffee, walking around in my studio flat. I don’t feel easily tired as I was used to. Another reason that makes me keep working out is that I want a more toned body besides learning new skills. That’s one of my goals this year.
I feel like attending a martial art class as well today. But, I also want to finish my screenplay as soon as possible. Now that I know what it needs to improve. The sooner I am done with my script the better, so that I can move on. But exercise is also very vital. But I had already been to dancing class yesterday. So, it should be okay. Well, I am not so sure. I may attend martial art class anyway later on today.