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Old 03-31-2013, 04:02 AM   #65
Janet Rosen
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Re: how do we define martial?

Kevin Leavitt wrote: View Post
Hey Janet,

and I think it is a wonderful thing. The point is to have the proper intent when training. I think understanding your limitations and exploring them, especially as we grow older and change is important.

I essentially run a "second start" program for old warriors. Many (most) of our students in my organization are former "operators" that have been there done that. They are over 40 and struggling, mentally and physically with the changes life brings them (myself included). By training in combative sport we are able to reconcile this process, explore our warriorhood, maintain relevance, and learn to grow old gracefully.

I think martial arts provides us a wonderful avenue to explore and reconcile this aspects!
Kevin, never thought we were disagreeing! I hope to someday meet and train with you.

Janet Rosen
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