Starting Martial Arts as an Adult

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It’s true that most elite martial artists tend to start training at a young age. Kids have the advantage of being supple, and it’s generally easier to pick things up. But if you’re worried you’re too old to start martial arts, don’t be. Almost all of them are structured to allow you to start at […]

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BJJ Learnings From the Black Belt Path

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“Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions.” Mark Twain. But there’s a problem with this: bad decisions, in martial arts, can get you hurt and slow your progress. Wouldn’t it be great if we could learn from someone else’s bad decisions? I asked a few of my friends what, if they […]

Is a Black Belt on Your Bucket List?

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I’m approaching my 4th decade on this earth and while my wisdom is growing stronger, the aches and pains are more frequent then ever. Exercise and lifestyle objectives have overtaken my previous 20 year focus of career and money. I’m starting to realize that the next 20 years will be a progressive deterioration to this […]