For over 30 years, I have been involved in the martial arts.
Four black belts, three teaching certificates, and two schools later, I am loving it as much now as ever before.
Five percent of what I teach is for self-protection. Technically, ALL of it is for self-protection. That is it because if you understand it and practice it some, that is all you need.
95% is self-development. You learn about you through the martial arts. You learn about fear and how to overcome it. You experience compassion and kindness and how it fits into your life as much as food and water. You learn about you.
That is real Budo, true martial arts.
Come join a class. Get healthy. Get happy. Get moving!