“I could never get into martial arts–I’m too old/uncoordinated/pacifistic/pressed for time…” Most martial artists who encourage others to get involved hear these claims. Though understandable, they are untrue, and the thoughts below may encourage you, your family, or friends to try martial arts (most schools offer free trial classes).Read more
Thomas Dineen lives in Baltimore and works as a securities regulator near DC. Since graduating from Columbia, Oxford, and Penn Law, he has been fascinated by the contrasts of U.S. and U.K. universities. His interests include martial arts (iaido, jujutsu), triathlon (slow), recording music, and trying to prevent his c. 1870s house in North Baltimore from falling apart.