Friday, August 10, 2007

La Vida Loca

Fighting is a historical art form which requires conditioning and constant refinement. It must be learned and then perfected. A person who is otherwise capable of high functioning can become visibly stupified and enfeebled when entering the ring. The person will ignore the rudimentary, forgetting such a simple thing as holding up his hands to protect the face. Another person will swing wildly with eyes seeking the ceiling and chin thrust forward to receive the blows. A superbly conditioned athlete who excels in the mile run will collapse with fatigue when faced with just 30 seconds of punching from a determined and disciplined fighter. Jarod and Morton are learning. Jarod has had three official fights; Mort is waiting for his first. They both have courage and resilience. You may see some flaws in their sparring session. On the other hand, if you would care to join them, I'll give you the address and set up an appointment for you. It's harder than it looks.

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