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From Learning How to Walk Again to Earning His 2nd Degree Black Belt

From Learning How to Walk Again to Earning His 2nd Degree Black Belt

“In 2014, I had a spinal stroke. I was in a wheelchair living at Magee Rehabilitation for three months where they taught me to walk again, first on a machine where they moved my legs for me, then with the walker, and finally with a cane.

When I came to The Growth Dojo to watch my son in class, Mark approached me and convinced me that he could get me to get my core back in shape. I started the program, and as I became more fit, I stop relying on my cane to walk.

My Black Belt was challenging as was my 2nd Degree Black Belt. There were days I sat at home with nerve pain up and down my legs and back, trying to convince myself to get on the mat that day – that I would feel better if I persevered. Being on the mat, loosening my muscles gave me relief from some of that pain.

There were days on the mat where my legs and feet just wouldn’t cooperate. My kicks were off, I would stumble, I would fall – but I got back up because NOTHING is going to stop me from living my best life.

The Growth Dojo taught me to keep going. Making small changes each day in my life helped me to GROW! Thank you to The Growth Dojo for making me better!” –Mike Annin

From Learning How to Walk Again to Earning His 2nd Degree Black Belt

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