An article recently published about the benefits of falling practice in martial arts and osteoporosis sufferers concludes that, such training can benefit sufferers in learning to fall correctly to avoid further injury.
I am getting older, and osteoporosis is a health concern for women of my age. But I feel confident that through my continued practice and training in chayon-ryu, I will not develop serious conditions such as this, and the practice can even help those who have been stricken.
Chayon-Ryu is Sang Hwal Mu Do, which means lifestyle, or life time martial arts. It means you can practice from the cradle to the grave with no ill effects such as repetative stress disorder, or joint injuries as competative martial artists and mixed martial arts fighter encounter ending their practice early in life. The purpose of Chayon-Ryu is longevity to the practioner. We do not compete, we train for health, success and longevity.
I will be writing more about the benefits of Chayon-Ryu to training in midlife years into gereatric years. Grandmaster Kim Soo, practices every day, he has been for over 50 years, and is in his 70's. He is a living example of the legitimacy of his own method.