The relationship of aging. Bruce Lee’s biggest fear was of growing old. It’s a common fear in the martial arts world and one most people don’t like to talk about. The key is to learn how to train for every decade. Each decade, one must adapt the intensity, the duration and rest and rehab is a must. Without rest and rehab, the body won’t sustain the drive. Our toughest opponent is age. Train within the boundaries of the decade. How you train in your 40’s is not how you train in your 60’s. If you train for an hour, rehab for an hour. Massage, foam roller, stretching, stability ball, any kind of body work, even water therapy is beneficial. Everyone is your teacher.
Guru Dan’s father lived to almost 101 years of age. He practiced yoga, but it wasn’t something Guru Dan recognized at that time. He thought that the “downward dog” and “cobra” positions were just poor push-up positions. His father was way ahead of the game as Guru Dan now can attest.