Since I got a pedometer at work I’ve been thinking of ways to get more exercise. Because I think for a living I really just don’t get a lot of it. In fact, I’ve only met my walking requirement 2 or 3 times since I’ve had the pedometer. I thought maybe I should pursue a sport to supplement my 5 or 6 steps a day.
The problem is that I’m just not into sports…
I have, however, been considering reviving an old interest in the martial arts. I had that one short stint at Kenpo Karate back when I was a kid. But since then I haven’t done much with it, apart from watching the occasional fighting movie.
I think it’s every kid’s dream to be a ninja. Maybe it comes from playing video games like Street Fighter. Or maybe it comes from watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons growing up. So when I found out my coworker, Sunit, had started taking To-Shin Do I was immediately interested.
> To-Shin Do> is a > martial art> style established by > Stephen K. Hayes> as a means of teaching > ninjutsu> (or > taijutsu> ) in a format more accessible to American audiences. His prior organizations, the Shadows of Iga Ninja Society, and the Nine Gates Institute, relied more on classical martial arts methods of instruction. To-Shin Do was founded to be a blend of classical martial arts techniques taught with more modern educational methods. > To-Shin Do> . 04 Aug 2006. [Online] > Wikipedia> .
Now that’s my kind of exercise. And not only would it be good for me, but I would also be learning self-defense so I could better protect my family. HIYA !
UPDATE : Speaking of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…have you seen the new TMNT trailer? It looks sooo cool.