Kickboxing for Parkinson’s Disease

For the past 5 months, I’ve been participating in a Kickboxing for Parkinson’s Disease class at Rip Tide MMA in Bluffton/Hilton Head, South Carolina (now a Rock Steady Boxing affiliate). It has pushed me to exercise harder, helped me get stronger, and improved my hand/eye coordination (or as we call it the mind muscle connection). To put it simply, this is the best thing that I’ve done for myself all year.

I made this video to help others understand what these classes are about. If you have Parkinson’s, then you owe it to yourself to find a class like this. Visit http://rocksteadyboxing.org today. As the song in this video says, “Never look back and say, could have been me.”

The song in the video is “Could Have Been Me” by The Struts. It wasn’t written about fighting PD, but it is a perfect anthem for this fight.

Don’t wanna live as an untold story.
Rather go out in a blaze of glory.
I can’t hear you, I don’t fear you!

I wanna taste love and pain,
Wanna feel pride and shame.
I don’t wanna take my time,
Don’t wanna waste one line.
I wanna live better days,
Never look back and say,
Could have been me

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