Women’s Self-Defense: Why I Sweat [Videos]

I’m going to borrow from Clinton.

Because I can.

Working out is a grateful reminder that all my body parts are intact. It is the opportunity to keep whole. This one body I’ve been given carries my day, helps carry my family. This frame is my tomorrow, and I want to be around for my grandchildren. If I don’t take care of myself, no one else will.

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Are more than markers on the elliptical. My older years hang on how I’ll do in these next ten.

We’re made to move, the office chair to car to store to office chair to TV couch a postmodern anomaly in human history. Tiring on the treadmill, I’ve wondered, What if I went just another mile…and another?ย  How strong could I get?ย  I’m my own limit.

So here’s a glimpse of me in action at the gym where my guys and I take classes. I’m a fish out of water, the runt of the pack. The women are afraid of hurting me when we spar. As I was taping, I told them I was doing a video on how NOT to do martial.

Not thrilled to be on camera, I asked Holistic Husband to cut some more footage as he prepared the links. He refused: “When we’re 70, we can show the grandkids.ย See? Grandma used to wrestle.”

13 thoughts on “Women’s Self-Defense: Why I Sweat [Videos]

  1. Pingback: Why I Run | A Holistic Journey

  2. I probably would be a better wrestler myself rather than a kickboxer.

    Cool videos! I am actually going to “train” (it makes me feel awkward when I say that because that makes it sound like I am actually competing when I’m really just an amateur trying to learn self-defense and be just a bit healthier) again tonight, after a long while of absence. That is if I feel better because my body’s been aching all week as I have not been feeling 100% okay. People have been getting sick lately, maybe due to the changing weather.

      • Yup. Body aches also probably due to our office’s regular 3pm 10-minute exercise break. Some videos we follow just go directly to the exercises and no prior stretching! LOL!!! We have gotten back to doing this, that we also did last year, especially we are doing a repeat of our Biggest Loser/Gainer challenge again, he he…

        I have actually have drafts of interviews done with a two martial artists I know (Filipino MA, Tae Kwon Do) but I haven’t posted yet. Will do sometime soon. I wanted to feature three, the last one doing Muay Thai, but he said yes first then begged off so I haven’t interviewed anyone else.

        Hope you get back to training again so I can see more vids ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. So awesome that you included videos! You’re form is great, although it looked more like some weird dancing than fighting. Well done! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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