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Typical Nfl Season
It was another typical NFL season. The teams that always win won and the teams that always lose lost.
Seven of the twelve teams in the playoffs this year were in the playoffs last year. After missing the playoffs in 2009, the Pittsburgh Steelers returned to their normal place in the post season. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady led their teams to division titles. The schizophrenic Cincinnati Bengals went from first to worst in their division. Tampa Bay won 7 more games in 2010 than they won in 2009 but still failed to make the playoffs. The Miami Dolphins went 7 and 9 as they did in 2009 and kept their coach. The Cleveland Browns were 5 and 11 as they were in 2009 and fired their coach. Despite improving from 5 and 11 to 8 and 8, Oakland fired their head coach.
The annual merry-go-round of coaches continued in 2010 as it does every year. Some coaches are fired for good reason and some for bad. Media pressure and not getting along with the owner always causes some good coaches to lose their jobs. This year, as every year, some coaches who were very good at their previous positions,proved to be inept as head coaches.
The 2 Main Flaws of Typical Self Defense Systems
Most Self Defense systems that are taught around the world fail to train you for the reality of a confrontational situation. The reality is this: The situation never happens the way you expect it. You could spend your whole life going to Self Defense classes and watching martial arts movies really believing that you would know exactly what to do if anything ever happened to you only to find yourself freezing like a deer in headlights when something finally does. Many Self Defense “gurus” talk about visualizing the situation to prepare your mind for it but this never works, the reason for this is because when it happens your emotions will take over your mind which is something you simply cannot prepare for by visualizing. The feeling of fear will surge through your body like an electric shock, your palms will be sweaty, you will lose the ability to think with logical reason and your heart will begin to race, your breathing will become fast and shallow which will only exasperate the dominant feeling of anxiety already coarsing through your veins, not to mention the distorting effects of tunnel vision and loss of hearing. Does this really seem like a situation you can prepare for significantly by imagining? I don’t think so. This is why you need to be trained in a way that will enable you to be ready for any situation.
Another aspect that most Self Defense systems fail in is the fact that the reactive and demonstrational way in which they train you is all wrong. A guy will stand up and demonstrate on someone else and then ask the rest of the class to copy him. He has probably executed that technique thousands of times and he shows you once and you’re expected to repeat it. This can be very daunting for people when they realize they aren’t doing it right or it just doesn’t feel right to them. They can feel confused and/or humiliated and begin to tell themselves that they must be no good at Self Defense. Why do you think there are so many people who only go to one class and never come back? This is the main reason for this. Also, you are always trained to wait for the other person to attack you. Why would you want to be trained to wait for someone to attack you? How could that be useful in a real life situation?……Exactly, it couldn’t possibly be yet that is the way most people are trained in Self Defense.
'Le Ballet de Dracula': A Halloween ballet by a classical company
The dancers embrace Dracula and his many brides as their expressions, hands, and movements tell a story of evil characters of the underworld, instead of the typical love and romance of a classical ballet. Lake Cities Ballet Theatre first performed “Le …
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Q&A: Just learned a new ballet step in a begininning class. is there a more typical way of doing this?
Question by lusia: Just learned a new ballet step in a begininning class. is there a more typical way of doing this?
Hi, just starting a ballet class. I’m trying to practice a routine, which I have to have down before my next class and there’s one part I can’t remember. I thought, perhaps, there could be a more common way of teaching/doing this ballet move, and dancers may just know which way it should go.
It’s a quick three step thing:
So, start in first position, slide to dancer’s right into second, then slide left foot into fifth w/ left heel in front and one more slide to fifth w/ left heel in back. Or it could be the other way around; left heel in back, then in front. That’s the question. Which order? front, back OR back, front? Anybody know this??
(through this, the right arm goes up to high fifth and circlies back, down, while the other arm goes only to second)
can you remember how you first learned this?
It would be AMAZING if someone could help. thanks!
any guesses, thoughts would be appreciated
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Question by Mouse: What is a typical Adult Ballet class like?
I start tomorrow. It’s an open class. I am really anxious because it will be my very first ballet class ever. It would be one thing if it was everybody’s first day, but some of the dancers might have been in the class for a month, you know? Will the instructors go to quickly for me to keep up? I don’t want to be embarrassed, I’ve never danced before. I even learned the five positions, because I wanted to know them just in case everyone else did. (Although I’m probably doing them wrong, haha.)
Here is the class description, if it helps: