Perhaps the nicest way to describe how I’ve become
a Martial Arts Professional is:
I took the scenic route
(and that doesn’t necessarily mean I enjoyed the scenery).
I wasn’t one of those kids
who knew from a young age
what I wanted to be when I grew up.
Except for sports and socialization
(which are far more important than most think),
school came easy to me.
I wasn’t particularly bad at anything academic,
but I wasn’t particularly interested in anything, either,
except books which provided me some escape.
As far as a professional life,
I didn’t have any real aspirations.
I was just putting one foot in front of the other…
all the way through college.
My friends took Advanced Physics
so I took it.
My friends took Calculus
so I took it, too.
My major shifted as fast as my whimsy.
I was drifting.
I had no clue as to what I wanted to do…
what was mine to do.
Martial Arts, in one form or another,
has been a big part in my life.
From taking it,
competing in it,
choreographing it in low budget movies,
watching it in higher budget movies,
reading about it,
you name it – I’ve done it…
at least a little bit of it.
You would think my passion in it
would have translated to a profession in it.
And it has…but not nearly as fast as I would have liked it to.
So, if you love the Martial Arts like I love it,
you can make a profession of it
you can make a life of it.
It’s a possibility.
It’s not beneath you
and it’s not above you.
Yes, you could do other things,
but ask yourself…
Is being a Martial Arts Professional mine to do?