For those of you that don't know I have been involved in the Japanese martial art called Kendo for close to 30 years now. Kendo has taught me how to use my body efficiently. Things you learn to do when bamboo sticks are flying at you, giving you a fraction of a second to react.
More importantly though, it has taught me discipline, respect and responsibility. I guess how else are you going to keep something up for 30 years!
I will likely write more about kendo along the road but here is a link to a blog I maintained during the last World Kendo Championships I was at in Tokyo, Japan.