In the last martial arts post, I shared a whisper technique for use in a “controlling” self-defense situation. I actually have two kinds of whispers; one is for any onlookers and the second is for the “intended opponent” only.
So, how I have I used this principle recently?
Would You Like a Fun Example of This Principle at Work?
It seems like you could use a little humor in your life, today. So, I thought I’d end the issue with another recent instance of my “whisper technique.”
Let me start this part of the article with the simple statement of …
“My daughter has a boyfriend, now.”
(Are you smiling already?)
Well, I gave martial arts lesson to the youth group that they belong to. And the night of the lesson, the
boyfriend and Quinn were both present.
At one spot in the lesson, I needed to illustrate a point by putting a wrist lock on someone. I grabbed my daughter’s boyfriend.
(Come on — now, you have to be smiling, right?)
When I snapped on the lock, the rest of the kids and the youth group leaders all started laughing. They warned him to watch out because his girlfriend’s dad was a martial arts master.
Using the wrist lock, and with a big grin on my face, I rotated him about 180 degrees and pointed to my wife who was wrist locking and punching someone at the same time.
In a loud enough whisper for everyone to hear (this time), I said, “You don’t have to worry about me, buddy boy. See that 5′ 2″ mom over there?”
I let the question drop. Then giving him a knowing but lighthearted look, I whispered to him, while watched Quinn’s mom, “Keep that image in your mind, always.”