Baby Boomer Martial Arts Speak Wisdom?

Old karate baby boomer speaks wisdom? When you reach a certain age, say baby boomer age, ideas spin in your head; ideas, that may or may not make sense due to informational overload, years of experience doing way too many things, but yet yearning to do so much more. In the movie Shaolin, lyrics in the title song said...let me plant a seed of good will and walk this road of life together with you. Sometimes, all it takes is a seed. How we define this, is totally up to us.

As we age, we still have opportunities to learn, fulfill dreams, experience more, make a difference and help make this world a better place to live.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Taekwondo for Seniors by Russ Johnson


"Taekwondo for Seniors," "Master Russ Johnson, a 67-year-old 5th Dan in Taekwondo, maintains a website that encourages seniors to participate in the martial arts.  

Among the advice he offers is this: "What do you get from a martial-arts workout? Strength training. Cardio fitness. Increased flexibility. Brain fitness from learning new things. And, on top of all this, a setting in which to make new friends. The social aspect of martial-arts training is something you shouldn't underestimate, because researchers agree that maintaining an active social life as you age is extremely important to your overall health." 

You can find Taekwondo for Seniors at"

The May issue of Taekwondo Times has an article sensei Johnson wrote about the benefits of martial-arts training for seniors. The article begins on page 76; link is:

1 comment:

  1. I've met a guy who still does taekwondo at the age of 100. He can still do push ups and kicks (though not head high any more). He keeps up pretty well with the younger ones despite being 6 or 7 times their age. He's an inspiration to older people everywhere.