Book Recommendation: Breaking the Age Code

This is an important new book that anyone with a serious interest in longevity should read, Breaking the Age Code: How your beliefs about aging determine how long and well you live, by Becca Levy, PhD. She is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and a Professor of Psychology at Yale University. She has devoted her life to study of the psychology of aging. Modern Western culture is generally very negative about old age. We live in a society with rampant ageism. Professor Levy talks about the inherent bias, often unconscious bias, against seniors,…

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World’s Oldest Person, 118, Love Her Daily Wine and Chocolate

Lucile Randon, Longevity Champion Upon the passing of Kane Tanaka on April 19, 2022, a terrific Japanese woman who lived to be 119, the honor of the world's oldest person (as far as we know) passed to Lucile Randon. She is a Catholic Nun in France and recent survivor of Covid-19. While not exactly kick-ass any more, she is eighteen years past 100. Gotta love how she still likes to have a glass of wine and chocolate everyday. So go ahead, indulge yourself. Here is one of her many recent television interviews. Not bad for 118. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFR2P7aUduk Lucine Randon,…

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Music and Spirituality

Here Joe Robaina responds to Ralph’s questions on the place of Music and Religion to his martial arts instruction and his life. Joe has the inner music going, which you can see in his martial arts moves. He calls that the “dance.” This closing on music and religion to the one hour interview is very interesting.

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Joe Robaina: The Prodigal Son

This is a personal story you may not know about Joe. It concerns normal father son conflict and rebellion, against both parents. The were both in medical school in Spain at the same time Joe was considering what to do with his talented hands, his healing hands. They recommended the standard allopathic medical doctor route, the one they followed, the path of traditional science. Joe's father was especially strident about it. Joe rebelled. No surprise there. He had to. Hands that could kill and did hurt became hands that did heal; all through nerves. Then tragedy struck Joe's family.…

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Joe Robaina – Japanese Martial Arts and Healing Touch Naturopathy training

Dr. Joe Robaina has extensive training in naturopathy and healing touch massage, including Japanese martial arts. This makes him a unique martial artist who also carries restorative healing abilities. Quantum Touch. Using the Force to defend and heal. https://videopress.com/v/iE7qJIIA?preloadContent=metadata

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The Role of Intensive In-Person Training to Complete Online Instruction

Interview excerpt of Joe Robaina, an expert in self-defense instruction, both online and in-person. He was an early leader in online instruction with many Internet innovations. Joe Robaina has this down to an art with ACSD and cane self defense. Joe does not emphasize the point, but there can be no doubt that online training alone, without at least some intensive in-person, is of limited value. I wont say worthless, as there are some very exceptional people out there. But for most of us, including me, some in-person, hands-on guidance is necessary. I can learn some things fast, but…

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