Last week, as part of the Cabal Fang Workout of the Week, I suggested a meditative drawing exercise in sacred geometry that, if you did it, basically looks like the GIF on the right.
The day I posted that exercise was the most popular in the history of this blog. Hopefully you folks like the sequel just as much. Because the second step is to go from last week’s exercise to drawing a pentagram. I’m not making a new video or photo set because somebody already made a really good one:
What does all this mean? What in the name of all that’s holy does any of this have to do with martial arts — or with anything important whatsoever?
If it was explicable in 25 words or less, we wouldn’t need symbols would we? And if it was obvious enough to grasp at first glance, I wouldn’t suggest that you draw it yourself!
And now for the workout of the week.
Cabal Fang Workout of the Week #54
- Kick Conditioner. Complete a Half Pyramid to 10 of Kicks (to heavy bag, full power, first one leg then the other), Chin-ups, and Back Neck Bridge. If you make it all the way to 10 (1 rep of each, 2 of each, 3 of each, etc.) that’ll be a total of 55 kicks per leg, 55 Chin-ups, and 55 Back Neck Bridges. If this is too easy, add weight to Chin-ups and Neck Bridges. Too hard? Do Push-ups instead. No heavy bag? Make one or kick the air. NO EXCUSES. Try to get it done in 15 minutes. Take as few 12-second breaks as you need to finish standing up.
- Draw a 5-pointed star per the video above. Watch the vesica piscis emerge, then the heart of the Cabal Fang symbol, then the star. Record thoughts and impressions in your training log or journal.