And soon, you’ll be competing with the other “black belts” out there in your chosen field. William Zinsser, author of the classic writing-instruction book On Writing Well, wrote, “The professional writer must establish a daily schedule and stick to it.”, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Ernest Hemingway once said in an interview, “When I am working on a book or a story, I write every morning as soon after first light as possible. “Paint the fence!” “Wax on!” “Wax off!” Thank you Karate Kid. I want him out of commission. Sand the floor. Perfect. Sweep the Leg. Finally, the The Karate Kid script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the Ralph Maccio, Elisabeth Shue, and Pat Morita movie. Master the fundamentals. Hey … if mastering a highly valued, worthwhile skill were so easy, everyone would do it, right? Display Name*: Join me as I explore Brookfield Zoo and finds animals, birds, and insects from A to Z. Any actual karate there or is it all nonsense? In the movie, Daniel’s “training” begins by waxing cars, sanding the deck, and painting the fence. Establish a consistent daily routine and stick with it. Think about the ways you can practice and master the fundamentals in your chosen skill. Login to myAWAI for easier commenting, email alerts, and more! Come back tomorrow. Your email is required but will not be displayed. If you’ve seen the movie The Karate Kid (if you haven’t, lose my number) CARs Level 1 is where I Mr. Miyagi you and teach you to wax on, wax off and paint the fence so to speak. We\’ve made it half-way… ta dah, Thanks, Jane! Too hard to read? All that wax on wax off. free games respectively.1) During Wax On, Wax Off! Wait? 1 decade ago. Well, to get to that level – to achieve mastery – it’s in your best interest to establish a daily routine and STICK WITH IT … no matter what your other obligations are. At first, Daniel thinks he’s just performing free labor for Mr. Miyagi. How badly do you want to win? 866-879-2924 (Toll Free) It totally made me laugh to realize I stand there, pretty much every day, and didn\’t see it until I did the challenge. Hint: The letters above appear as shadows and spell a real word. To begin, he asks Daniel to start waxing his collection of antique automobiles, using a strict, circular motion. “Wax on … wax off … wax on … wax off …” After many hours of waxing cars, Mr. Miyagi asks Daniel to sand the floor, and then paint a large fence … all while using strict and specific motions … “Side to side … up and down …” and so on. In the beginning of the film, “new kid in school” Daniel (played by Ralph Macchio) spends his time getting pummeled by a gang of pretty boy thugs. When God asks you if you are ready to follow him and you reply that you are, don’t be surprised if it means that you are then lining fields for soccer, sweeping roads, moving furniture, giving cookies, writing encouraging notes, and doing other, what seems to be, menial jobs. Wax On. For example, Porter Stansberry, founder of Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, recommends that every copywriter read Claude Hopkins’ Scientific Advertising once a year … just to stay sharp. Good analogy and may be fitting for August. The theme at Noon & Wilder is The A To Z of Chicago. This is where Daniel practiced “Sand the Floor” [Second lesson] and “Paint the Fence” [Third lesson]. Figure out what you need to do. If you have trouble reading it, you can use the links to view a new image or listen to the letters being spoken. paint fence. Comment*: Lv 4. Show me side, side. Chaos Theory. Miyagi instructs him to “wax on, wax off,” sand the floor and paint the fence. What do you think of the answers? Your comment may be trimmed if it exceeds 500 characters. When Daniel was seeking martial arts lessons, he bumped into Miyagi who put the young man to wax his vehicles, paint his fence and sand the floor of his deck.Keeping the story short, (I'm guessing everybody watched this movie, unless you live under a rock) after finishing all the work, out of a pure frustration, Daniel finally showed his disappointment to the old master, I came here to learn … – Reflection on the A to Z Blog Challenge, Letterforms in Nature and the Built Environment | A Catherine Noon. Mercy is for the weak. Michael Masterson, the inspiration behind AWAI’s Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting, wrote, “The master has the student doing the same patterns over and over again – patterns the student can’t begin to understand – until one day, the meaning becomes clear to the student. or Crane Kick! Yup. Lv 7. Determine what skills you can practice on a regular basis to keep yourself sharp … and make a point to practice them regularly. My theme here at my Knoontime Knitting craft blog is Letterforms In Nature and the Built Environment. And then there’s your full-time job … your family obligations … and all the other responsibilities that take up your time. Check it out! Those are more \’M\’s\’!\” ~grin~. Often, this meant starting as early as 6:00 a.m. Perhaps you’ve got a similar situation. 1 0. M’s all over the place! Each time Daniel-son blocks all the punches. Wax off, paint fence. Have fun with the Challenge – we can do it! Anonymous. And today’s letter is…  M! Anonymous. Lots of them. You are commenting as a guest. ): Love your \”M\” fence! He got so frustrated he challenged his own Sensei’s wisdom in tasking him. We are going to paint the fence, sand the floor, wax on wax off, and side to side until you cry UNCLE. I often use a wire brush for this kind of thing but as it was so bad a simple scraper worked just as well. How badly do you want success in your chosen field? Or … you can help your instructor with other things he may need in exchange for his time and expertise. M’s all over the place! Begin writing for money and enjoying the writer's life with AWAI. (If you don’t yet have an AWAI Member account, you can create one for free.). Then, in perhaps the movie’s most famous scene, Daniel confronts Mr. Miyagi about his apparent lack of training. Put them in a body bag, hahahaha.. just kidding, I … Apr 1, 2015 #10 . paint house, crane style, toy drum business. wax off, and sand floor. Then he must sand the walkway around Miyagi’s house, paint the fence around the property, and finally paint the house itself. wax on, sand floor. Show me paint the fence. My friends who are participating in the challenge (and if you’re not on this list, tell me and I’ll add you! 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