I have been a student at Meng’s Martial Arts of Richmond for half a decade. When I started I did a couple of competitions, and did fairly well. Then after a number of injuries I stopped competing. Since I gave up competing I have done some great stuff and accomplished a lot. I became the head of our “MIghty Mite” program (that is the kids from 3 to 5), I started teaching at the Ving Tsun Museum in Dayon, OH, defended myself and protected the public from a drunken attacker that came into our school, and refereed and judged several competitions. I thought this would be my fate:
Eventually, competition and adventure wane, and I enter my ibuprofen phase. Tweaky hamstrings and achy knees restrict mileage, but I continue running for health, sanity, and the ritual of a Sunday trail run with like-minded buddies. We discuss the nagging injuries that bedevil us, and remember the good old days when we were kings.Don Kardong
I decided that 30 years old was not my peak. I have been working hard on tuning my human machine and would like to put myself to the test. So I am getting back into competition. I will be competing in several types of events as they are available. I compete in point fighting, grappling, continuous contact fighting, san shou, push hands, chi sau, forms (kata), and wushu.
The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.
- a static picture in the side bar of this website with a link to your site
- on a tshirt I wear before my events start and in pictures that will be uploaded to all of my social media accounts
- on a uniform (as allowed by the event)
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