About The Chubby Budōka

In the late summer of 2011 I decided to pursue a lifelong interest of mine and embark on training in the martial arts.

I was 41 years old, overweight, inflexible, and clumsy. Typical ninja material.

One of the first things Brad Sensei told me was to keep a notebook or journal of my training. I decided that in addition to my technical training notebook, I’d like to keep a journal of the more intangible thoughts, experiences, and lessons I pick up while learning to live in the budō.

This is it.

Outside of the dōjō, I am a very happily married father of three, and grandfather of one. My daily living is financed by my 19-year (and counting) career as a police officer.