Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Choosing Life II

And so our hero continues to choose life. 

Yep, with my cold out of the way, I've taken my first steps towards being more active. Was originally going to take up rollerblading, but before I could pick up the phone for classes something else caught my eye: judo! I wanted to do something that was fun, interesting and would improve my overall strength and fitness, and judo fitted the bill perfectly. 

I'm the first to confess I'm a wimp. But I'm a wimp with heart. Of course, when it comes to the martial arts and combat sports, heart will see you through. That's if the movies are anything to go by - which they aren't. Good technique and dedication, on the other hand, will take you far. 

So there I was last night at my first class, learning to grapple, to escape different holds and to block attacks. It was fun. It was intense. It was physical. I've got to tell you, being thrown around has never felt so liberating!

The next class is tomorrow and I'm looking forward to the discipline, techniques and the fitness that lie ahead for me by learning judo. I'm looking forward to making new friends. I'm looking forward to, one day, even competing. 

Or simply, I'm looking forward to the journey.

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