A little while back I happened to be reading the bios of some of my favorite yoga stars when I came across this curious mention in the bio of my secret crush, Sadie Nardini:
“Her 15 years of study in the yogic arts, energetics, eastern and western philosophy, nutrition, anatomy and Ninja training, attract students of all styles seeking to draw the powerful energy of Center into their yoga practice and their lives….” [emphasis added]
Apparently, I’m a little behind on this one, as Saide has been talking about the Ninja connection since at least April 24, 2012 when she uploaded this Youtube video to help those of a befuddled curiosity come to grips with rumors regarding her training in the secret black arts:
Of course, my first assumption was that this was some whack ass (or dope as hell, depending how you view it) neo-ninja shizzle and not really anything to write the ol’ mumsie about. But, The Babarazzi’s own martial arts consultant assured me that Nardini was practicing at the Muzosa Bujinkan Dojo of NYC, and therefor notable.
It ended when I called a local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu center asking if they could point me to the nearest ninjitsu dojo, to which they laughed and offered me a discounted first month membership fee to take Brazillian Jiu Jitsu classes and actually make a difference in the world. Now, while I’m certainly down with possessing some serious secret internal powers, as well as the ability to walk on water, I’m even more down with possessing some not-so-secret powers like being able to verbally express to a would-be cellphone swiper exactly which articular junction I’m about to snap in half.
Anyway, guess what I found out in my lil’ internet search? You can actually Google “Sadie Nardini Ninja” and come up with not one, but a couple of hits, which is both bad ass, as well as “Oh no. Don’t do it, Sadie!” when you inevitably end up watching this video…
…which looks about as “ninja” as a meth addict on a subway platform.
So, here’s a question: Do you think it’s time the medical community’s own controversial bible, the DSM, included an entry dealing with the obsession people have with incorporating every little hobby/practice/whimsy into some sort of new-fangled yoga practice? I mean, why is that some people can simply practice yoga and also have a separate healthy interest in playing “cornhole“….
…while other people feel the need to create “Cornhole Yoga?” I can’t help but wonder if there’s a related correspondence between the yoga mash-up -vs- integrity phenomenon and people who need their food neatly separated on a plate…
…and those who like it all f’ed up…..
Somewhere in here there’s a joke about “yoga for weightloss,” but I can’t seem to access it in the Akashic Records.
Anyway, since you all seem to love Die Antwoord, here’s some serious ninja drops that started it all for those Zef-styled pop-saboteurs: