Tuesday, October 11, 2005

KarateI used to train in a martial art.

never had to break boards, but I'm pretty sure I'd have all the luck that this little smiley guy is having...

I'd love to get back to it; my weight is not what's kept me from it, my back and hips certainly have. And while the arthritis probably isn't going to just vanish and the narrowing of my lower spine won't just reverse itself, I still harbor this little fantasy that getting the weight off might make it possible.

I was never that good at sparring, but dang, I loved forms (kata, hyung, poomse...a rose by any other name kind of thing.) If I'm not taking blows, maybe...

One can hope.

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