The cost of training?

Jackie Chan's character practicing "Golden Bridge." Yes, he has metal rings on his forearms and his master is making him "sit" there until the incense stick below is done burning. I'm glad my master didn't make me do that! Image taken from http://www.tumblr.com/

Jackie Chan’s character practicing “Golden Bridge,” one of the most famous variants of the Horse Riding stance. Yes, he has metal rings on his forearms and yes, his master is making him “sit” there until the incense stick below is done burning. I’m glad my master didn’t make me do that! Image taken from http://www.tumblr.com/

The question posed on LinkedIn back in early 2013 May was: What is the cost of your training and your skill? For some, it is monetary, for some it is time, and others it is blood, sweat, and tears.

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Porting over G+ posts, med school, and a punch to the face

Hey folks,

Like I mentioned last time, I’d been spending more time on other online martial artist communities like Google Plus’ Martial Artist and Internal Martial Arts forums.

Both are some neat places to get some scintillating discussions about the nature of martial arts and there are many people with varying levels of skill and different philosophies. I’d recommend taking a look at them; I have yet to meet any jerks there!

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