One of my favorite movies is Dead Poet’s Society.
If you haven’t seen it I HIGHLY recommend it. It is a film about living life to the fullest…getting the most out of each and every moment.
John Keating is an English teacher at a New England prep school for boys and he teaches them to “suck the marrow out of life” to “…sound [their] barbaric YAWP from the roof tops of the world”…to make their lives extraordinary.
As martial artists let’s do a little introspection.
How can I “suck the marrow” out of my martial arts training?
How can I sound my barbaric YAWP (find my voice) through studying motion?
How do I take what I learn on the deck and bring it into my life ouside the dojo to live an extraordinairy life?
Ponder these questions and answers will come. Then choose to act on those answers.
For the choices we make dictate the life we lead.