Double Whammy Belt Test

For fitness (and fun), my family takes karate. I rejoined last year after a hiatus and immediately trained for the next belt, a most elusive color for me in martial arts: the Blue belt. One year later, to my surprise, the next belt test is a double-whammy!

A Post Holiday Post

After one week in, how is your 2020 shaping up so far? Mine is challenging. Since I enjoyed vacation and holiday time off work, going back to the daily grind has not been nearly as fun. Maybe I should have resolved to have more fun in 2020.

The Sparring Fundraiser

This post is a little outside my usual topics, but I felt like sharing it anyways. I just participated in a very special event and am happy with how it turned out. It was a mixed-style martial arts sparring session for a good cause - raising support for a fellow martial artist’s family.

Three Things To Buy Apple Watch

Apple makes a nice ecosystem of gadgets, but the Apple Watch is one that I haven’t been compelled to buy. I just don’t find it that interesting or necessary. But there are three things that would likely cause me to wear Apple’s Wrist Computer.

Apple Watch Keeps Eye On Your Ears

When Apple held their WWDC 2019 keynote last week, I tuned in for news on iPhone and iPad software. But it’s good to take note of all the things Apple is doing because of their ecosystem. Growth in one area affects growth in other areas. So I learned about new features in watchOS. And I’ve never considered owning an Apple Watch until now.

Family Pummels Heavy Bag

My entire family of seven takes karate. We've been kickin' it Kyokushin style for a few years at the YMCA. The fitness is fun and challenging. To help with training, we bought a heavy bag! The first thing to notice is the color: in-your-face red! Not boring black. This heavy bag screams, "Alert, get fired... Continue Reading →

Excited For The Blue

After all these years, and after all the training and discipline, even in various martial arts, you know what? I finally got a blue belt! Yeah! Do you know what this means? I got blue! Ok. I take chill-pill now. But really! I still can hardly believe it. I just rejoined my karate class in... Continue Reading →

A Fight For Fitness

A week ago, I restarted my practice of martial arts - Kyokushin Karate. And of course, being winter and post-holiday season, I've gotta fight just to get fit...and be fit to fight. So I'm still in the "realizing-how-out-of-shape-I-am-phase." But at least I know what I need to work on: everything. And the older I get,... Continue Reading →

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