Baton Twirling, Contact Staff, Staff Spinning, Prop Manipulation...so many endless facets and possibilities in one beautiful artistic sport and art form.
My life, these days, has become about experimentation. Whether it be about experimenting with building my business, these videos, my training, or simply about how I can authentically inspire greatness in people, I aim to learn, grow and move into my life's purpose.
These videos are not about stroking my ego, I have the competitive and professional credials for that. But what they are really about is sharing. Sharing this unending love, passion and knowledge of something that is so underrated, overlooked, undervalued but ultimately magical! In this art form, I see a world of possibility. It's usefulness can be applied in so many different ways. It is my mission to discover and showcase these applications so that as many people in the world are exposed to manipulation as possible. I do this by experimenting with any prop hat catches my eye, using my deep knowledge and love of the material to bend and change perspectives. My goal is to create a community, platform and audience of people who simply want to see this sport and art grow. Grow into what we all know it could be and support each other in the process! The wonderful part is that this movement is already happening! I so admire those people who can pick up a new skill and begin teaching it to themselves. As someone who comes from a very technically coached background, seeing people acquire a prop they know nothing about and simply spend time learning how it moves amazes me! What courage that takes!
This type of attitude, I realize is one I have inadvertedly developed myself while transforming my skills in baton into something useful for my professional career. I actually didn't realize I was doing it. There is HUGE value in experiementing with any prop in an art-form/sport that is relatively unknown and under appreciated because there is so much room to grow! We have no idea how far we can take this art that we all love so much.
Thank you all of you with the prop spinning and baton communities for inspiring me to refocus on my own roots within the art. Please let me know how I can help you learn and grow. I look forward to sharing this journey with all of you!
Love & Light, M.
Why Failure Doesn't Exist
March 10, 2016
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