Inspiration

Sometimes we all need some inspiration to keep on going. In this section we bring you inspirational stories about over-40 martial artists who are showing us the true way!

Sifu Desmond Jackson: The Father and the Teacher

Martial arts training brings forth enumerable benefits to a person. It enhances a person’s physical, emotional and spiritual aspects. However, the long lasting advantage of training will have to be the forging of strong relationships among students and event to the teacher. This is what Desmond Jackson of Gainesville Dojo invest on when teaching Whirling […]

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Seeking for More: A 57-Year Old’s Passion for BJJ

In martial arts, seeking for more to learn is definitely a natural desire when you develop a deep passion towards it. The passion a person develops just fuels up the drive to be more skillful and learn more. Lorne, a 57 year old Brazilian Jui Jutsu practitioner, admits to having a really great time training […]

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Ninjutsu Master and His Passion for Teaching Self Defense to the Elderly

Ed Martin, 73 year old Ninjutsu master and fifteen dan, proves that age doesn’t matter in martial arts. Despite his advanced age, he still has the moves that even younger opponents have a hard time keeping up with. Being an elderly himself, he acknowledges the importance of learning how to defend oneself. Today, most people […]

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A Mom’s Journey to Win Muay Thai World Title

Melissa Walsh is A Gold Coast woman, mother to son Noah, representing Australia in the World Games in Russia for Muay Thai. Because of this she has been training two times a week during a four month period to prepare. It is safe to assume that Melissa Walsh has come a long way. Initially, she […]

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Kickboxing Mom’s Love for Training

In life, nothing worth waiting for comes easy. The same is true with martial arts training. You will not improve your skills if you don’t sweat hard and pour all your efforts into your training. As long as you love what you do and are surrounded with people who feels the same, this can be […]

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A Healthier 53 Year Old Brian Through Martial Arts

There are lots of benefits in training for martial arts. It can range from physical, psychological and even emotional. This is the reason why more and more people are now trying their hands at martial arts. Moreover, people older than 40, whom other might think are too old, are also developing an interest in training. […]

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Father and Son Tandem Muay Thai Training

Even more exciting than doing something you are passionate about, is sharing the whole experience with someone you deeply care for. This is what father and son Peter and Thomas McCormick have to day about sharing years of training in Muay Thai. Ironically, it was Thomas who made his dad realize his passion for martial arts. Peter, […]

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70-Year Old South Korean Grannies Training in Taekwondo

As I was surfing the Internet I came across this inspiring video on YouTube. This video shows many women aged 70 years and above training in Taekwondo in Korea. With such energy and passion, it’s safe to say that these grandmothers do not only train for the sake of something to do, but that they […]

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55yo Grandma Recovering From Trauma Through Taekwondo

In the darkest times in life, we are often lead to believe that there’s nothing we can do to change who we are or what we think about ourselves. But with some proper guidance and through time, we’ll discover that something good will come out from all of the bad things that has happened. This […]

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63-Year Old Kick Boxer Shares Her Motivations

At age 63, most people might want to enjoy life relaxing at home and doing what “old” people enjoy doing. It’s not uncommon to hear or see these people living a more laid back and quiet life far from “stress” and “pressures”. To some, it’s a phase in life where one can play it safe. […]

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