Tank jacks Neo into the Matrix, inserts a Kung Fu program and downloads the whole thing into Neo’s brain. Morpheus walks up, and Neo exclaims: “I know kung fu.” They then duke it out in a kung fu battle for the ages as Neo learns to believe in his new-found Kung Fu Power.
Panda gets caught stealing some cookies ten feet up in the air and his shifu recognizes the skill that theft required. Suddenly, Master and Pupil come together in a rapid-cut sequence of Kung Fu training that turns the tubby Panda into a fumbling stumbling paradox of Kung Fu mastery and buffoonery.
Mr. Miyagi breaks up a fight between Daniel Larusso and the Cobra Kai, who disrespect the art of karate. Mr. Miyagi consents to train Daniel, and the first thing he has Daniel do is…paint a fence. Then he sands a floor, paints the house, washes the cars…and once his frustration explodes beyond the boiling point, Mr. Miyagi reveals the secret techniques hidden in the menial chores he’s had Daniel perform in specific ways. Daniel goes on to dominate the Cobra Kai in the big karate tournament.
Every day, when you sit down to practice, you’re enacting your own dynamic Kung Fu Training Montage.
It’s easy to miss this, because you’re there alone most of the time. There’s no wizened whiskered Martial Arts Master watching your every move.
You, your guitar, your hands — and the music you’re learning.
This is the secret — can you learn to infuse your practice moments with the same thrilling soundtrack and triumphant crescendos that make the Martial Art Training Sequences the best parts of these world famous movies?
My practice has been cooking over the past month. Huge leaps off one plateau and onto the next one. Deeper fluency. Faster capabilities absorbing into my fingers.
Each day, each session — we’re creating our own Kung Fu Training Montage as we practice the guitar.
Learn from Daniel Larusso — don’t be a whiny baby just because you don’t realize your boring daily grind is actually You vs. Your Kung Fu Master duking it out like twin tornadoes of kung fu destiny.
“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” — Lao Tau
Onward, guitar friends,