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Old 09-26-2007, 05:58 PM   #1
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"A Kicking Grand Ma: Old Age is a Myth"

Posted 2007-09-26 16:57:55 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.articlesbase.com/wellness...th-219544.html

Here's an article entitled "A Kicking Grand Ma: Old Age is a Myth" which is a summary of a 1978 interview with Jeanne Lieberman in France who "started learning martial arts at the tender age of 63." According to the article, she ended up receiving her black belt in aikido (under Tadashi Abe sensei), judo, and wing chun.

"Mme Lieberman’s dedication paid off abundantly. She achieved such a level of prowess that she was able to perform unbelievable feats. She has demonstrated her prowess in several ways: In one demonstration she pinned a trained (black belt), 1.8 m tall, 200 kg athlete to the ground in less than one second and then repeated the feat nine times!"

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Old 09-26-2007, 11:35 PM   #2
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Re: "A Kicking Grand Ma: Old Age is a Myth"

Yeah, I was believing it until the bit about her doing all this on a daily diet of one carrot, one egg, one potato. Right.

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Old 09-27-2007, 11:08 AM   #3
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Re: "A Kicking Grand Ma: Old Age is a Myth"

Janet Rosen wrote: View Post
Yeah, I was believing it until the bit about her doing all this on a daily diet of one carrot, one egg, one potato. Right.
Maybe she buys carrots, eggs, and potatoes that are really, really big.

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Old 09-28-2007, 09:27 AM   #4
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Re: "A Kicking Grand Ma: Old Age is a Myth"

Don't forget the honey with the potato!

Still, it is an inspiration that someone "so much older" is participating in martial arts...
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