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Elektra Ain't Got Shit On Me

SanI’ve learned another sai kata called San Cho Sai. It looks like this:

Next week I’ll start picking up some of Daredevil’s fightin’ skills when my school’s Black Belt Club works some Escrima techniques. That should be a lot of fun.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Ten years ago, if you told me to get up at 6am to go for a run, I would have laughed in your face.

Ten years ago, if I had told my friends or family I was going to get up at 6am to go for a run, they would have laughed in my face.

Yesterday, I got up at 6am and went for a run. The world did not end, the universe did not implode, the dead did not rise to feast on human flesh. More importantly, I didn’t die. Panted and wheezed? Sure. But die? No. I compounded it with 2.5 hours of karate class in the evening, with the last half hour devoted to Judo sparring. While I mangled my big toes on the judo mat, I have no lingering soreness from the added workload.

I suspect I’m finally getting into some semblance of shape. I still have quite a few pounds I’d like to drop, but looking back at my exercise logs I can see I’m getting in a workout more often than not. There are weeks I worked out every day, and never is there a gap for more than two days (with the exception of the weeks I was very sick — damn this winter!) without some form of a workout, be it calisthenics, karate practice or class, kobudo practice, or punching and kicking the bag. I feel better than I have since I was 19.

So I’ve got that going for me. Now if only I can figure out what to do about a proper hairstyle…

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.