I started my martial arts journey in 1980 during my sophomore year in high school. During that time like most martial artists, I have sustained a bunch of bumps and bruises. These last three years, I’ve been dealing with a knee injury and a chronic heel spur issue. I’ve made it a point not to let it get in the way of my martial arts. During this time, I continue to teach 30+ seminars year and even earned two world titles in the process.
This past November things came to a head. For those who don’t watch the national news, the residents here in Buffalo got hit with a devastating snowstorm giving us over 8 feet of snow in a 24 hour period. It was then during all of the shoveling of snow when I felt the actual toll on my body. I decided that it is time to stop procrastinating and get back in the gym.
So far the New Year resolution is going well!
Datu Tim Hartman
Grand Master – Presas Arnis