On a Ques­tion of the Day

BLACK BELT: Have you been “saved” by the mar­tial arts? If so, how?

Black Belt - - COMMUNITY -

Tom Ladue: I do NOT want to think about the di­rec­tion I was go­ing when I found mar­tial arts. Would not have been good for me or so­ci­ety!

Steve Tor­res: Mar­tial arts has kept my weight and blood pres­sure low and taught me to be more aware of my sur­round­ings.

Lyras Terr: Fell on the ice a cou­ple of times, would’ve hit my head with­out ukemi train­ing.

Luis Perdices: I don’t know that learn­ing how to fall saved my life, but it has saved me from in­juries. I also have a higher fit­ness level and the ben­e­fits that come with that. Fi­nally, work­ing with kids as an in­struc­tor helped me when I be­came a fa­ther.

Rich: I learnt to walk away.

Sen­sei Jones: I learned to fo­cus on the so­lu­tion to a prob­lem in­stead of fo­cus­ing on the prob­lem it­self.

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