I never had any real desire to take martial arts growing up. I mean like most people I guess I thought it looked cool but, probably like many women, I never actually pictured myself doing it. [Editor’s Note: This section was glossed over a bit and so later inspired another post – check out “The Real Reason I began taking Martial Arts” post for a more accurate representation of this story.] Who would have guessed years later I would not only be doing exactly that but wanting to write about my experiences as well.
I’m a busy woman with a husband, kids and a job. So what is it that inspires me to take the time not just to practice martial arts but to want to share it with others? Well you see, I don’t just “do martial arts” I have a real passion for it. It is a way of life for those who embrace the philosophy behind it. The practice, simply put, has transformed me into a better, happier and more fulfilled person.
I can’t say that about many other things I’ve done in my life. Can you?
So stay tuned and drop by often. You just might read something that changes your perspective on how you see the world – I know it did mine.
Originally published September 4, 2008