Besides prayer, there is no activity that brings me greater joy than to fight.
So you can imagine my despair when my doctor strongly urges me today, for medical reasons, to give it up.
To describe the shock in the language of a martial artist, it was, well... err... like a kick in the groin.
"There are many other sports...", he says in corcordance with the advice of my dear mother, "... that cause less trauma."
Trauma!? The trauma of absorbing a physical strike does not compare to the psychological trauma of making this decision.
Time to turn to my number one love for a much-needed assistance.