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Cavemen in the City

Oh my beautifu baby boy

From 1/16/10:

Recently there was an article in the New York Times about a fitness movement.  It’s a caveman thing, men and women who try to recreate the lifestyle of our Paleolithic ancestors.  They run barefoot (good idea, hard in a city), they exercise in the parks by doing things like crawling under scrub brush (cool, as long as the hypodermic needles aren’t threatening).  They feast, then voluntarily experience famine (probably okay), some try to eat raw meat (ugh).  The reporter describes them a lean and muscular with glowing skin.

Basically, the same thing the homeless guys on Venice Beach have been doing for years, only in the cold and on cement.  Gotta give them credit.

I was glad to read about this, it confirms how I feel about my training in martial arts.  I believe that so much of what we do is rooted in basic organic movements that everyone should do…fall or crouch down, jump up, sweep in lateral movements, hit things, get big, get small.

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Maria Young Ace Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500) Independent Contractor providing the following services: Office Management, Bookkeeping, Web Design, Marketing and Instruction in Yoga and Martial Arts for children and adults. Black Belt, 4 year program, LockBoxing. Maria studied under Erik Lee and won Grand Champion at the Kuk Sool Tri-State Tournament in 2006. Experience Certified Yoga Instructor: 700 hour level. At Piedmont Yoga, Maria’s main instructors were Richard Rosen, Rodney Yee, and Clare Finn. To them she is eternally grateful. Richard Rosen, founder Piedmont Yoga Studio & editor of Yoga Journal says: “Among the 30...students Maria was always among the more assiduous and adept.  If you’re thinking of adding Yoga instruction to your program, then I highly recommend Maria for the job.” College: CSULB: B.A. English Literature, UC Berkeley: M.A. Comparative Literature