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July 26, 2010


Jonathan Thomas


Fantastic post. At my own presentation blog I often write about the similarities I see between the art of presenting and the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, of which I train often. I've written about confidence (http://bit.ly/bfvMFm) as fear (http://bit.ly/coxXlJ) as it applies to both presenting and fighting.

I love when you make parallels between your Japanese influences and your passions like jazz. There are so many lessons to learn in life that can be applied to presenting.

Jon Thomas
Presentation Advisors

Chuck Arnold

Thank you for this; as a student of iaijutsu (Japanese swordsmanship) for the past 16 years, I try to incorporate the lessons of budo in my daily life, and as an illustrator and graphic designer, in my artistic endeavors.

We should all embrace vicissitude, and become the catalyst for change. As a very wise man once said: "To become who you want to be, first you must stop being who you are now."

I will have to seek out Stevens-sensei's book.


Nice post. Liked the three rules from the Tanseki School. So true.

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