All my life I was active with soft ball, tennis, bowling, etc. Then for about 5 years I did nothing. I started to feel like I was letting myself get old. I felt out of shape and I also started to feel vulnerable, which worried me the most. I was approaching my 50th birthday and I decided to do something about it. So I gave myself a birthday gift. I joined the NKKS. It was the best gift I could have ever given myself. It's been nine years now and feel great, I have my confidence back and along the way I've met some great people. Training under Dennis Nackord and John Van Cleve has been a great experience. You couldn't ask for anyone better to train under. I plan on continuing my training for the rest of my life.