• I think many of you will appreciate this take off from Meghan Trainor’s song “All About That Bass”. We thank Sherman Dorn from our Quest Network for penning this!

    Your daily earworm, for my friends in To-Shin Do…
    All About That Base
    Tune: “All About That Bass” (Meghan Trainor/Kevin Kadish)
    Because you know it’s all about that base,
    ‘Bout that base, don’t stick your butt out
    It’s all ’bout that base, ’bout that base, don’t stick your butt out
    It’s all ’bout that base, ’bout that base, don’t stick your butt out
    It’s all ’bout that base, ’bout that base
    Yeah it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no lineman.
    Got ninja physics down like Richard Feynman
    Got nimitsu that all the goons chase
    and all the right bones in all the right places
    I see those MMAs working that showy kick
    We know their balance shifts with just a little flick
    With your knees sinking down most punches you’ll stop
    If your structure is aligned from the bottom to the top.
    Yeah, my sensei she told me don’t worry about your size
    Focus on basic technique and you will surprise
    Keep your hands up and hips down and all bits that follow along
    And keep to the one rule that follows next in this song.
    Because you know it’s all about that base,
    ‘Bout that base, don’t stick your butt out
    It’s all ’bout that base, ’bout that base, don’t stick your butt out
    It’s all ’bout that base, ’bout that base, don’t stick your butt out
    It’s all ’bout that base, ’bout that base
    We’re bringing ninja back
    Don’t let your fears give you any flack
    You were disjointed when it all felt new but I’m here to tell you,
    Keep your structure all aligned from the bottom to the top.
    Our shihans, they say that our fear and our egos will lie.
    Keep training on technique and then learn some subtle surprise.
    Keep your hands up and hips down and kamae to follow along
    And keep to the one rule that follows next in this song.
    Because you know it’s all about that base,
    ‘Bout that base, don’t stick your butt out
    It’s all ’bout that base, ’bout that base, don’t stick your butt out
    It’s all ’bout that base, ’bout that base, don’t stick your butt out
    It’s all ’bout that base, ’bout that base