Everyone in this picture has overcome a serious injury and has undergone major surgery (knees, ankles, hips, shoulders, and on).  Just short of a miracle that each has found a way to come back and is working out with as much vigor and passion as ever.  Well done.  You inspire!

One of the keys to athletic longevity is understanding one’s body and compensating to accentuate your strengths and to accommodate your weaknesses. Everyone in this picture can still kumite ( i.e. spar) with the 20 year olds. They each have the poise and wisdom to hold back, to observe, to conserve, and to counter when the opportunity presents itself. Karate is one of the few sports that is truly like a fine wine; karate students get better with age.

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