Tuesday, February 07, 2006
( 9:12 AM ) teahouse
As a new devotee of a martial art, I've been learning how to yell things while I'm going through my movements.
I'm the newest student in many classes, so I have no idea what's going on. People breathe hard, they shout things in a foreign language, they yell.
I asked the instructor, "What am I supposed to be yelling?"
It turns out, I can yell whatever I want. I just let my body take over.
It's surprisingly hard to shout something like, "Hi-YAH!!" You'd think that it would be easy, but my demure self holds me back from it.
But during the last class, when I learned how to kick a large punching bag, I started to let it morph into various manifestations of my ugly past - mean ex boyfriends, angry clients, yelling partners.
After that, it was surprisingly easy.
Instead of shouts of indeterminate language, I was yelling things like, "You SUCK!" and "I HATE You!" and "You had a SMALL PENIS!" #