I am now in my 50th year of practicing martial arts and beginning to reflect on five decades of physical movement and self defense. I joined a Judo club in 1961 and discovered something that gave me a new confidence that made a huge difference in my life. This video reminds me of those early years- “to learn to throw, you must be thrown 10,000 times.”
Judo is an important part of Grace Martial Arts because of its emphasis on using a person’s strength against them. I was smaller than most of the boys my age and often picked on. Training in Judo helped me understand how to use balance and whole body movement to defeat a larger opponent.
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