Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Who has done or currently practises a martial art?
I recommend it. You learn alot about yourself, your body, and you have to have discipline, fitness, and determination. It's good for your coordination, flexibility, breathing, balance, strength and memory, no matter which style you choose to learn. You make new friends and grow in confidence.
I started many years ago with Tae kwon do, which lead me into stick fighting, kick boxing, and a bit of boxing. After that I really enjoyed Aikido, which I recommend. Now however, I'm considering trying Kendo, as it looks like my decrepid old body could handle it. It also has a slight relationship to Aikido, which I really enjoyed, as they both relate to the japanese sword fighting techniques of the samurai.
I find it all rather fascinating - does anyone else?
Feel free to share your own thoughts or experiences here.
utube kendo in slow mo - very cool