Posts taggedmartial arts:
November 10th, 2015 – Posted by Christen
Tags: boxing, canelo, Christen Lien, cotto, fighting, film score, film score music, hbo, hbo boxing, it's not a violin, martial arts, mexico, music, puerto rico, strings, television, television music, viola, violin, world championship, you tube / Music Updates / Comments Off on World Premiere of THE ESCAPE on HBO
My song THE ESCAPE from my new album will be featured on HBO on November 7th as part of 24/7’s featured showcase of the upcoming Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez world championship fight in Las Vegas, which will take place on November 21st. Being that I’m a martial artist who has trained for many hours in […]
February 10th, 2014 – Posted by Christen
Tags: athletes, Christen Lien, dance, gymnastics, martial arts, photography, physical therapy, practice, rj muna, rock climbing, ski, skiing, sports, strings / Musings / Comments Off on For all of my musical and ninja friends…
I’ve played viola since I was 7-years-old. I was a competitive gymnast for 12 years in my youth. I was hardcore about skiing and rock climbing in college, and now I take 6-7 martial arts classes per week. My body has been *begging* for a physical therapy regimen for years, and for the past few […]
April 12th, 2013 – Posted by Christen
Tags: asia, asian women, balance, beautiful, black and white, black and white photography, breath, Christen Lien, katana, martial arts, monochrome, music, ninja, orchestra, photography, samurai, strings, tattoo, yin yang, yoga / Inspiration, Musings / Comments Off on The Yin and the Yang
Yoga + Martial Arts = an exquisite YIN/YANG. They balance each other perfectly. I returned to yoga classes this week. I stopped going when I was recording the album since I didn’t have much free time and I wasn’t willing to miss martial arts training during those months. But that whole time I felt the […]
February 17th, 2013 – Posted by Christen
Tags: Christen Lien, martial arts, master, open mind, quotes, r.a.w., raw, robert anton wilson, student, truth, wisdom / Inspiration, Musings / Comments Off on The Master and The Student
I love being a student and keeping a learner’s mind; I discover great comfort and sense of wonder when I maintain that perspective. It keeps me humble and inspired.
May 25th, 2012 – Posted by Christen
Tags: brandon lee, bruce lee, bruce lee gravesite, Christen Lien, gravestone, jeet kune do, jkd, martial arts, Seattle, tour, washington, way of the intercepting fist / Inspiration, Musings, Travel / Respond to this post »
Still on tour in Seattle. I visited Bruce Lee’s gravesite yesterday. The book on his tombstone says, “Your inspiration continues to guide us towards our personal liberation.” As a student of Jeet Kune Do, I couldn’t agree more. Thank you for all that you continue to teach us Bruce!