In my youth, I watched Batman, Superman and other super heroes that inspired me and gave me an imaginary strength, confidence and creative outlet. In my teens, martial arts became a very real thing to me and a life's pursuit to not only learn how to defend myself, but a path which led me to become a martial arts master in my later years. In my 20s, my body was tuned in as a competitor and full-time teacher. Energy was never an issue and I felt as if I could do anything I wanted to. In my thirties, I started to refine my techniques to be more efficient and use less energy. This was in part from all of the crazy stuff I did in my twenties and teen years and the many bumps and bruises that added to my body and their lasting effects. In my forties, I noticed a big change in every motion that I use in life itself and not just in the arts. Now as I approach my 50s, wow.