Y’all, this number is a top-to-bottom SHOW STOPPER. Jason Danieley flexing his classical training and putting your technique to SHAME on his high Bb’s. The interesting use of drag which contributes some level of subversion that brings the number closer to its follies roots. Kristen Chenoweth NAILING EVERY SINGLE COMEDIC BEAT TO THE BACK WALL OF THE THEATER. LAUGH.OUT.LOUD.FUNNY, PEOPLE. Fanny Brice would be PROUD. AND! Pissed that Jason had turned this into a conservatory pissing match, hauls out her 2001 right-out-of-Oklahoma soprano. AND!!!!! in a final act of spite toward punkass tenor Jason Danieley and his Nailed Bb, she counters with a D, then, AS IF TO SAY, “YES, I CAN AND I WILL GO THERE,” UP TO AN F. 


In summary, I don’t believe this clip gets enough credit.

BNHA: Summer Stars, 2/?

Summary: It’s been judged safe to send the students of UA home to their families for the first three weeks of summer, much to the relief of everyone whose name isn’t Todoroki Shouto. Luckily, Midoriya has a solution for him, and Midoriya Inko has a lot of love to give.


They took the train together.

It was crowded enough to force them to stand, not that Izuku minded. If Todoroki was bothered by it, he didn’t mention it. He didn’t say much of anything, honestly, and Izuku found himself filling the silence between them. The silence was not an uncomfortable one by any means, but still the words welled up in Izuku until they came bubbling out.

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Intelligent Training

These are the nine types of intelligence and why they are so important to understand in any arena of training which requires physical movement.

There is that one student and you know who I am talking about.  Over and over the instructor has to demonstrate something they should already know by everyone else’s standard.  Just when the class is told a bit of information they raise their hand and ask a question about what was just stated.

Frustration. Grumbles. 

Why doesn’t the student get it?  We’ve shown them this form/move/sequence of steps a million times yet they still look like they’re falling all over themselves.  Don’t they care?  Are they even trying?

Instead of becoming frustrated, I would implore you to invite the possibility that maybe this arena is not where they learn the best.  To be more understanding that while you may learn by doing the movement, seeing the movement, hearing the instruction, or a combination of those, it might not be so for every student there.  

While most people who are active in the arena of martial arts/sports/or the like fall into the bodily-kinesthetic arena, there are eight other types of intelligence which have nothing to do with movement.  If this is your strong point then you are in good company but let’s take a minute to look at a few others and how you may help these students learn to be more bodily oriented.

Mathematical-Logical:  Imagine you’re trying to teach Spock why he should learn a form.  What is its purpose?  Why should I do this?  What do these movements mean?  How will they be useful to me?  While other students may be content with just learning the sequence they would like to know they details of the why.  They may ask more questions, need a diagram, or an opponent to understand the movements and their purpose.  

Spatial: These types may not fully understand until they have time to draw a diagram or need some sort of wooden mannequin in certain positions to examine a stance or foot position.  In chemistry, the use of small interactive molecule is often used to understand the relationship of one atom to the next and how the bonds are formed.  It can be difficult to understand with just your imagination how hydrogen and oxygen interact on a subatomic level.  Similarly, it maybe difficult for someone to understand how the body moves on a macroscopic level and could use a miniature version they can hold to fully grasp a movement.  It may also be helpful to them if tape or some other marker is put on the floor so their awareness of where their feet should be is more clear.  ‘A wide stance’ can mean a variety of distances depending on the person.  Also, breaking down each movement step by step and allowing them to see it from multiple angles is a useful way for them to fully grasp what you are showing them.

Interpersonal:  Our emotions usually come out through the smallest of gestures in our faces and little mannerisms we so often do without realizing.  This is what this person’s focus and understanding shine. When they watch a demonstration they might look at the face instead of the extremities.  Notice the relationship between the instructor and the student helping him to demonstrate a technique.  Do they get along?  How are they feeling?  Oh no, he looks like he is in a lot of pain from that.  For them it is about emotion and how one person interacts with them or other people. If you are paired with them it might take more reassurance they they did not, in fact, injure you for life and it is ok.  Their interpretation of your mood may not always be accurate and can cause them to close off if they perceive an emotion toward them which makes them feel uncomfortable. Simply, calmly check in with them if you happen to notice a shift in their tone of voice or other nonverbal cues.  At first it might be difficult for them to adjust, but with patience and consistency it can become easier for that person to focus more on technique.  

Be kind. Be patient.  We’re all here to learn.  Enjoy your training. :)


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anonymous asked:

Quick question, at what point did you hit a plateau ( that's if you did) and how did you rearrange you workouts to fit you better to see more results. I think I've hit a plateau but I don't know how to mix up my routines to stimulate new growth 😒🙄

I hit a plateau after about the first year where what I was doing didn’t seem to be getting me the results it once was. My body had adapted and I was basically just going through the motions no longer progressing. After seeing good results and solid progress for a year I became frustrated and struggled a bit with my own motivation and consistency. I tried mixing up some things a bit but couldn’t break the plateau. I resorted to more research about proper form, training techniques and ways to change workouts with tempo, rest periods, super sets, drop sets and so on. Early last fall I started paying a lot closer attention to correct form, putting the ego aside and lifting weight I could actually feel and squeeze the muscle under and cementing that mind muscle connection. Also shorter rest periods and a higher tempo. The changes paid off and I busted through a long plateau to see several long term goals get smashed and I’m well on my way to smashing others. I’m sure I’ll hit another point where I plateau again but changing things up now and then and not falling to much into a specific routine is your best friend. Keep those muscles guessing and if you’re starting to feel too comfortable it’s probably not working well for you anymore.

O.M.G I have to say something;

This has been driving me mad for months, The Scarlet Witches Powers.

She can NOT sense or feel someone else’s pregnancy!! I keep seeing all these stories where Wanda knows the other person is pregnant, or is lying, or who she had sex with. SCARLET WITCH CANNOT DO THAT!

Her powers are; can tap into mystic energy for reality-altering effects; this power was formerly limited to the creation of “hex-spheres” of reality-disrupting quasi-psionic force to cause molecular disturbances in a target’s probability field, resulting in spontaneous combustion, deflection of objects in flight, and so on. She later became able to alter reality on a far greater scale, creating entire armies of enemies from nowhere. Although the Scarlet Witch has been trained in basic sorcery techniques, she lacks the specialized mystic training required to fully control her power.

Please stop saying she has a sense power, that’s not true. You’re twisting her powers and it’s not right. Specially when you write a scenario that’s supposed to be The Avengers world. Otherwise its an AU if you’re going to twist the powers one of the characters have. That’s like Bucky being psychic, or Clint being able to throw fire…
Please understand this is not a power she has. Not in comic’s or Movies. This needs to be understood because people think because she cried out when Pietro died but that was because it was her sibling, her twin. THAT IS ALL!!
Thank you for reading my rant, I’ve wanted to say this for a while.


Hi folks! Hey, so I’m working on some research on pike formations and combat, particularly in regards to deployment beside other unit types in open-field warfare. I have some decent sources on the Macedonian phalanxes, but I’m lacking reliable sources on Medieval and Renaissance pike tactics. Anything dealing with techniques and training might also be helpful, as well as any research debunking the myth of pikes being primarily anti-cavalry weapons. 

This is mainly for my own personal interest and potentially for future story ideas, so it’s not really a pressing concern. But if anyone can pass along any research they’ve come across, it’d be deeply appreciated. Thanks in advance!


A very quick intro to this form: there are many variables, this only covering the basics