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(Written as part of The Daily Post: Daily Prompt – Breathing Room: An extra room has magically been added to your home overnight. The catch: if you add more than three items to it, it disappears. How do you use it?)
The main question for me is – Are the ceilings high enough?!
As previously mentioned in many of my posts, martial-arts play a huge role in my life and have enabled me to move around with ease regardless of my visual impairment, because of a heightened sense of spatial awareness.
After our training hall was closed, my instructor and I have had to train outdoors; however, anyone who knows what Scottish weather is like will know that this means having to train through an ocean of rainfall!
In other words, it’s hard to get a chance to do any training at all.
An extra room in my house would definitely be used for the purpose of martial arts training, and meditation. My very own home dojo.; something I have dreamed of for a very long time.
With most empty hand martial arts, you don’t actually need very much space in order to perform kata (set forms), however, weapon arts require much more space (on both the x and y planes!) if you are going to be holding your sword or staff above your head like an antenna calling out to the heavens!
Keeping the number of objects to a minimum would be easy: A wooden sword and a training staff/cane. I would keep the third option open, depending on which weapons I need to use, and could just swap them out with the ones inside.
Well, the rules didn’t say that the three objects had to remain the same!
If you ever saw my bedroom walls, you’d probably think that a war was about to begin from an era long gone.
Just within a 1m radius of my bed, I probably have over 13 different weapons (including smaller throwing weapons), and my walls are plastered with antique swords, staffs, nunchaku, sai, spears, daggers etc.
i.e. my mum’s worst nightmare!
Oh how I have daydreamed of having my very own indoor dojo, but for now I guess it will have to wait since it would probably be used as a guest room for the new edition that will soon come to our family (I’ll soon be an aunt for the first time! Can’t wait!)
A sword. A crib. Close enough.