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Fancy never comes first

One rule of thumb in sport is that you always get your basics right before trying anything fancy. In fact, the teams that win are most often the ones who really get their basics down.

This could be seen as a boring way to go about things, at the start at least. But if you can get your basics down, then you have a license for true expression.

When the basics of both teams are already good, then the fanciness becomes the point of difference. But this is built on the assumption that the basics are there. It doesn’t work any other way.

In other words, practice practice practice until your basics are right. Then, and only then, can you try and go out on a limb.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.


Tim.

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