Result #221: Someday I'll be a book learned kung-fu fighter but as for now, I failed.

#221: Learn self-defense using nothing but text books then test my skills by sparing in a real dojo.

Date: 8-9-2014

Due Date: 8-9-2015

Resolution: I've never been much of a fighter. As a big guy I've never had many people try to start trouble with me. I've been sized up by several small Napoleon Complex guys but I've always seen this as a no win situation.

The best case scenario is that I beat up a little guy. The worst case, I get beat up by a borderline dwarf.
Because of this I never really learned to fight.

I'm perfectly fine with my passive ways, but my lack of experience makes me the perfect guinea pig for this experiment.

For the next year I'll be working on a text based martial arts training regimen.

One year from today I will spar with a fully trained opponent to test what I've learned.

Update #1: The Conclusion.

Date: 8-9-2015

As fun as this experiment sounded to me I never got around to buying the book. I still want to try this some day maybe when I feel my sense of humor has returned. I'm having a hard time giving this project my all because I don't find life to be as fun any more and you have to be in a goofy mood to go through the steps of karate using a book as a reference. 

Maybe someday I'll get back in the game and when I do, I'll let you know.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.