Intro to Self Defense for Older People

I taught martial arts/self-defense for 8 years through my early to late 20s. I also boxed and kick boxed, during that time. It seems like a life time ago. And, really, it was. But, the thing I remember the most? The idea that any person could defend themselves, if the situation arose, by several different [...]

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Cutting and Chopping Wood as a Workout

First, I’ve taken a break from posting and producing videos. After the arm injury, my blood pressure whacked out. Not sure why: age, genetics, too much potassium, stress, or something else? Whatever the case, I’m on a medication for the first time in my 56 years and its equal parts humbling, and maddening. Maddening - [...]

How to stretch your muscles for better flexibility

Stretching. I know. It seems like a waste of time. Especially, given how quickly the collected pages of our Lifebook’s turn. But, before you dismiss it out of hand, please look at these questions. 1. Do you experience pain, for no reason whatsoever, like you didn’t get hit by a truck last night, get in [...]

Two exercises for better arms

Arms; for those of us who’ve lifted for 40 years plus, arms get the most play by men. For women, legs. Hopefully, that’s started to change. But, check out some of the ‘cuter’ terms from gym-rats. Anyone remember these? “Curls for girls” “Guns” And, my favorite, when someone’s dedicated themselves to arms, and ignored all [...]