1-in-4 Americans, RVA Zinefest, and WOOTW #21

Today’s post is a little ADD.  I’m hopping around like a bunny rabbit jack-hammering a hole in a hot tin roof!

Once again, as I have every year since 2011, I’ll be tabling at Richmond Zinefest on Oct. 1..  Come out, say “Hi!” and buy some of my stuff.  Heck, I’ll even autograph it for you.

1-in-4 Americans will probably not be interested in RVA Zinefest because, according to a recent Pew Research poll, 1-in-4 Americans didn’t crack a single book last year.  Who are these people?

Now for the Cabal Fang Workout of the Week #21.

  • Grappling Conditioner #3.  Warm-up well first because this is a real doozy.  Set timer for 10:00 and complete as many sets as you can of 5 Bag Lifts, 5 Splay-n-Punch, and 5 two-punch combos from mount.
  • Walk your heart rate down to normal for at about 3 minutes.
  • Tarot Meditation.  Set up the Tarot card of your choice and meditate on the image.  [Note: If you don’t have a Tarot card, print an image online.  I made a giant Tarot card using the BlockPosters app so that we could all meditate on the same oversized card at the martial arts club.  You can download and print it by clicking this link.  It prints out on 8.5″ x 11″ paper that you can tape together to make a poster.]   Set timer for 10:00 and assume the meditative pose of your choice.  Focus on the image, empty your mind, and regulate your breathing.  Try to actually enter the image.  Imagine that this image is an artistic rendering of an actual place, and that you are going to go there.  Explore this imaginal realm until the timer beeps.
  • Record your thoughts, experiences and activities in your training log or journal.  All martial artists should keep one.  Do you?

For your convenience, enjoyment and general edification I’ve included a video of the above.  Enjoy!


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