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Benefits of Multiple Opponent Fighting to Public Speaking

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  • Benefits of Multiple Opponent Fighting to Public Speaking

    During the recent Becoming a Shaolin Wahnam Practitioner Course we covered among other things how to deal with multiple opponents. Standing alone against a few well trained and well armed individuals could be considered a stressful situation for most people. Sigung of course taught us how to overcome this stressful situation, and left us with a valuable skill which I am sure will take a fair amount of time to unpack and master. The most excellent aspect of our arts are how they carry over to our daily lives, and I was able to experience the immediate benefit of this training to public speaking. A day after I arrived back in California I had an important presentation at my University. Those who know me might not believe it, but I have always had a measure of nervousness formally speaking in front of large groups. However after facing off alone against many highly skilled men and women at this recent course I found I was able to face down my colleagues (who most likely (hopefully) did not have the intention to flay and skewer me) without a shred of apprehension in my stomach. There was no nervousness, only a feeling of fun and happiness. This is just one benefit among many, but one worth sharing I think. I look forward to my next public speaking opportunity to confirm this benefit and build upon the skill.

    With Shaolin Salute,
    Shaolin Wahnam USA

    "Every morning you are born again. What you do today is the most important thing".

  • #2

    That's great David!

    Thanks for sharing your experience.




    • #3
      That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. The most valuable thing about the skills we learn, in my opinion, is when they surface in everyday life (which is useful, as I have absolutely zero plans to put myself in a situation where other people are trying to actually stab or slash me with a sword )
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      • #4
        Thank you to David for sharing and to bawerman for reminding
        Damian Kissey
        Shaolin Wahnam Sabah , Malaysia .