I've set myself the task of watching Iain's entire Youtube output...in order...from oldest to newest. Trying to get a really good sense of his methods and drills. Try and learn what they are imparting.*
I'm just getting over a back injury that very nearly saw me out of martial arts altogether. One of those injuries that lays you out for weeks and seems like it will be the injury that ends it all. As a result I now have a dried out disc in my lower back and restricted mobility, flexibility and some sciatica in that area. I have good days and bad days. It was a pretty bleak time for a while TBH. I have slowly recovered to some degree, but I'm still wary of my back and I'm not sparring or doing anything "random". Linework, patterns/kata, padwork, etc I can control within my limits much better. Hopefully that will change as I learn to trust my back again.
By way of trying to get myself back into training and moving I booked on a recent seminar with Iain but I'll be honest I was nervous and a bit worried about it. But, as I suspected I would, I thoroughly enjoyed it and it's sparked the fire again. I'm determined to try and have at least one last hurrah as I go into middle age. I feel I've circled around Iain's stuff for years now (a couple of seminars when I can, DVD's and books) but meeting him again I realised how much his outlook and output has influenced my training and views in martial arts for years now. So I'm on a bit of a quest to really try and ingrain Iain's methods into what I do.