Personal self-defense instructor teaches Virginia Beach residents to overcome more than attacker | Southside Daily
VIRGINIA BEACH – What’s the difference between running your own business and combat? For Tony Welch, the two worlds are more similar than separate, as he travels throughout Virginia Beach training residents in the art of self-defense with his own personal training business.
Page 3 of 136
Pueblo native Millie Martinez has spent the last eight years studying the martial art of taekwondo. She’s spent countless hours training, overcome a number of serious injuries and this past Tuesday, received her first-degree black belt at a ceremony at the YMCA of Pueblo. Not to mention, she’s done it all at 74 years old.
ED CZERWINSKI was a young soldier fighting for his country in Vietnam in 1970 when he stepped on the landmine that almost ended his life. “A mine has shrapnel, like a grenade, and it just blows flesh away,” Mr Czerwinski, now 70, of Torrens Park, says.
By guest blogger Bradley Busch It sounds like a paradox – the idea that participating in aggressive sport can make people less aggressive. Yet this belief forms a core basis of many martial arts dating back thousands of years, and many famous practitioners (real and fictional) have preached the importance of self control.