Alive and Kicking

“Alive and Kicking” was our weekly newsletter, but it has now been discontinued in favor of the Old Farts Martial Arts secret facebook group. You can sign up to that group in the box just over to the left.

You’ll find all our past issues of Alive and Kicking here on this page.

Alive and Kicking #39 – Middle-Aged Musings and How to Train When You Are Travelling

When one gets busy, it is harder to keep up the training. I have certainly noticed my gym time has slipped somewhat in the past few weeks, and what I also noticed is the impact that has had on my mood. So I found it quite timely to get an email from one of Martial Arts Over 40s readers, asking just how to fit training in around a busy lifestyle. It reminded me of a few things and help me get back on track with my physical training.

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Alive and Kicking #38 – What Are the Odds of Becoming a Black Belt?

Today we are taking a look at a couple of martial artists who are still competing, in MMA, even though they might be considered past it. We also meet Gene… Who just earned his black belt at age 78.

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Alive and Kicking #37 – Better Moms and Dads Through Martial Arts

There is something special about Moms and Dads training together. Two of the three people in todays newsletter started training with their sons. At quite different ages! The third person talks about how martial arts have helped him be a better Dad. The power of martial arts to make better families is a message that should be heard!

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Alive and Kicking #36 – Inspirational Martial Artists

77 year old starts after watching her kids, Lifetime dedication to Judo, and amazingly fit 50 year old. True martial arts inspirations.

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Alive and Kicking #35 – A Small Selection of Stuff

Today rather than bring you a full edition of the newsletter I am bringing you a selection of articles I found on the web that I found interesting and I think you will too.

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Alive and Kicking #34 – Exercise and Its Impact on Long-Term Health, and How to Treat Pain

I saw a comment on my site today from Jack. Jack is 60 years old and was commenting on the video of 68 year-old Jerry striking the pads blindfolded. What I loved about Jacks comment is that his son and sons friends are all looking at him and cant believe how old he is. It really shows the benefits of training in martial arts as we get older.

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Alive and Kicking #33 – Middle Aged Martial Artists Older but Smarter, Plus Pain and Supplements

Exercise appears to build a brain that resists physical shrinkage. Of course as you age, your body changes. It wears out, muscles and tendons become less flexible, you lose strength, and apparently your brain shrinks! But does it have to be that way?

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Alive and Kicking #32 – Pain and the Matrix, Plus – Who Are You Competing Against?

In today’s installment, Craig looks more closely at the impact of your diet on pain and on your recovery from injury, and the wear and tear of daily living, and your martial art.

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Alive and Kicking #31 – Pain, and a Wake-Up Call

Wow – who could believe we are almost in May already! Boy the year is flying past quickly. Today, I am going to share with you the first part of Craig Harts series of articles about pain in the martial arts, and I just want to touch on the importance of giving your all to your training (and to life in general).

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Alive and Kicking #30 – Telling 40 Where to Get Off, and Inspirational Older Martial Artists

Today I share with you a good friends attitude to turning 40, and a selection of martial arts stories from the web.

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