I’ve mentioned Ohio-based self defense instructor Kelly Muir before. She’s on the forefront of teaching self defense not as a series of barely related skills, but as an integrated response.
She’s got a great article up at the Personal Defense Network, one which I highly recommend that everyone read.
Her remarks about physical fitness resonated with me. Thanks to lots of heavy chores around the farm my strength level is pretty good, but because of my general lack of aerobic exercise (despite daily woodsplitting) my endurance isn’t what it should be. According to my physician I’m also 15 pounds heavier than ideal, which is a lot on a short guy like me.
I think losing the extra pounds just became a higher priority.
-=[ Grant ]=-