A lifetime of achievement...and then some.
In my previous post, I had mentioned (too briefly) that the 2020 recognition for Lifetime Achievement, my favorite event of SuperShow, was going to Cynthia Rothrock. Those in the know probably thought at first, “Again? Surely she already has one?” I mean she does win a lot, so I don’t blame you. She’s been responsible for a shocking amount of firsts in martial arts. We are honored to provide her her first L.T.A.—though at her astonishing pace, I wonder how one measures a “lifetime” for achievement.
Cynthia Rothrock has had a long and meaningful career, the envy of most. Theatrically she has acted alongside prestigious company: Brigitte Nielson, Vivica A. Fox, and Michelle Yeoh among them. She has appeared in commercials and television shows since the 80s promoting the accomplishments of master athletes and spent her competitive career as a continual Grand Champion in weapons and forms for years (5...
It hasn’t been the easiest year.
But you don’t need me to tell you that. Everyone’s had a tough time. It’s been no 1347 or 1919, but still… no walk in the park. Literally. No walks in the park. Hey, social distancing has its benefits, sure. But it can atrophy the body and wither the spirit. A Zoom call works in a pinch, but when I crack a joke, I want to hear the laughs. The real laughs. Digitally transferred laughter just doesn’t have that same ring to it, you know? And high-fives go a long way. Just sayin’. And I won’t presume to think how it's been on your side of all this uncertainty. I don’t have students to miss, let alone retention to worry about in all of this. And when a student finally hits that goal, crushes that challenge, I bet a high-five goes just as far for them as it does for me.
We’ve all had to find 2020 solutions to these 2020 problems. But that’s how tough times work. You get through them....
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