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James Mayfield

BOULDER, CO

When I was a child, I wanted to be a teenage mutant ninja turtle. By the time I was a teenager, I no longer wanted to be a turtle or a mutant. I've trained for most of my life and gained some measure of proficiency with every activity I've thought was cool. I can lock joints, thunk shuriken, stylishly trespass, break dance, hacky-sack, and move heavy objects. I spent many years frustrated in various dead-end jobs. During my work days, I mostly looked forward to kicking my own ass when I got home. I joked that someone needed to pay me per push-up. My friends kept suggesting that I work as trainer, but I was afraid that making a career of it would take all the fun out of training. Eventually, someone convinced me. Now, I'm arming the public with some of what I know.

 


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