Monday, June 18, 2012
Old Dog Learning New Tricks
I had a great weekend. Not only was it Father's Day weekend, but me and some of the guys from the gym fought in the Georgia State Games Judo tournament. At 45 years of age, I still compete with the young guys on the local levels. I managed to win my division. It is truly a challenge and I still get a big adrenaline rush competing. It allows me to stay young, humble and to continue to learn. Very few instructors are done with competing by the time they get my age (a lot much earlier). There is nothing wrong with that, but I see a lot of instructors (the competed) let themselves get out of shape. Whether we compete or not, we must train and keep learning. Old dogs do learn new tricks.