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Machete Memories!

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Machete Memories!

I spent the last months of my summer vacation in the rural areas of Cauca, Colombia where I studied dance and Afro-Colombian martial arts.  I learned to spar with machetes from a 104 year old female master of machete fighting. Terrifying and yet transcendental.  The first time I was concentrating so hard (trying not to get cut) that my mind went into a zen flow state in which I was truely present. I will never forget that trip, the kindness these master artists showed to me, or that altered state of consciousness I had only ever read about before!IMAG1999.jpg104 year old master Saturia and IIMG_20171126_125350256.jpgAfter a training session with sticks and machetes