My two young sons became students of Kuk Sool Won in spring of 2012. I always stayed to watch their classes. When I was a child I spent a decade studying and then competing in gymnastics. I derived immeasurable satisfaction and joy from it. While watching my children practice, I would tell myself, “I could do that!” and, “That looks like fun!”.
I held back at first because I was afraid that my almost 40-year-old body could not handle it after having pushed it so hard as a child. When I saw that one of the students who had a blue belt was in her late 60’s, I realized I had nothing to worry about. I started taking classes during the summer of 2013. I love every minute of it! I haven’t felt this strong and capable in 28 years! Some of my gymnastics is coming back to me, which I have dearly missed. I could not continue that sport as an adult because of the strain on too many of my joints, but I have no trouble expressing myself when I practice martial arts.
When I see myself in the mirror in class, I am proud of what I have accomplished so far, and I look forward to continuing for a long time to come.
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