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Self-Defense vs Self-Destruction

Self-Defense vs Self-Destruction

Posted: February 26, 2019

Dear Friend,


You are aware that Martial Arts training can be incredibly beneficial. 

Participating is classes will definitely help you to build; a stronger body, a sharper mind, and a non-quitting spirit. 

When it comes to functional fitness, Martial Arts is at the top of the list. 

Training properly, in a safe, structured, and supportive environment is a fun and fascinating way to optimize your health. 

Are you ready for an easy exercise? 

Tap into your memory. 

Do you remember how your body felt and functioned 10, 20, 30, or more years ago? 

If you are already a student at the Dojo, think about your health and fitness level when you first started training in the Martial Arts. Was it better or worse? 

Truthfully, our health normally and naturally declines as we age. 

Our lifestyle choices, particularly our; dietary patterns, exercise methodology, and sleep habits, have a profound influence on the trajectory of our physical well-being. 

How do you expect to experience your life, physically and mentally, 10 years from now? 

Does the quality of life you anticipate measure up with your current choices?   

Are you “wishing” for a level of health, fitness, and functionality, that is inconsistent with your present decisions?

Or are you “working” toward being your personal best? 

My first instructor encouraged me to train under Martial Artists who were “well seasoned.”

He believed that too many practitioners of the Martial Arts ”age-out” of participation, because their methods are fundamentally flawed. 

Martial Arts are for self-improvement, not self-destruction. 

I have studied under many true Masters, who were in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, and still enjoyed the adventure, challenge, and fulfillment of their training. 

Most importantly, they experienced their lives accordingly. 

Take a moment, close your eyes, and think about where you are, where your were, and where you are going to be.

Make wise decisions. 

I look forward to seeing you in class at the Dojo! 



Kyoshi Thomas Clifford

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