** Stands up at podium nervously **
Me: Hi, my name is Tony and I’m a martial artist.
Group: Hi, Tony!
** (Hmm – if there really was a Martial Arts Anonymous support group I could probably have saved myself a lot of time, money, and bruises over the years.) **
My name is Tony Dismukes. I’ve been practicing martial arts in one form or another for over 30 years now. For the last 12 years or so my primary art has been BJJ. I train under Mike ODonnell at 4 Seasons Martial Arts in Lexington, Kentucky and I teach a BJJ class there twice a week.
I think about martial arts a lot. Training methods, teaching methods, techniques, philosophy. I’m starting this blog as a way to organize my thoughts and get them written down. I update as the inspiration strikes me, usually about once per week.