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Martial Arts

Discussion in 'Sports' started by phplduser, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. #1
    Hi All,

    Any other dp member started to learn martial arts over the age of 40?

    All the best
    SEMrush
     
    phplduser, Jun 6, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ayurvedicurea2growtaller

    ayurvedicurea2growtaller Peon

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    seriously over the age of 40 sounds pretty chaotic. I would recommend under 25 for martial art.
     
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    Not quite. I was 36 when I started. Can't imagine there would be a lot of difference in the 4-year difference though.
     
    JoeSpirit, Jun 18, 2017 IP
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    Not sure if this is considered to be martial arts, but I know a 59-year-old guy who has been doing Krav Maga for a couple of years and is apparently doing quite well. A lot of contact in that training. Older people are certainly more prone to injury, in my experience, but can participate in many sports as long as they are cognizant of the risk of injury.
     
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    Hi,

    Yes, It is very correct, I get injury's on a regular basis just training, My young son wanted to do it but not on his own so decided to do as well.
     
    phplduser, Jun 19, 2017 IP
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    Anything is possible- just needs dedication and discipline.
    But doing those stretching exercises not gonna be easy if you never done it before and are starting after 40.
     
    scurvy, Jun 21, 2017 IP
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    I started bodybuilding at 49. And it totally feels like I am 49.
     
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    I started at 43, Just started 3rd year, Got grading this sat.

    Many Thanks All
     
    phplduser, Jun 22, 2017 IP
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    I agree. I watched younger guys doing splits during the stretching exercises and was amazed. I couldn't stretch my legs out far enough to form more than a sharp v, much less anything close to a straight line.
     
    JoeSpirit, Jun 22, 2017 IP
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    As you get older and new into it, You have to be realistic, As much as my mind says 'You can do this', The body is saying 'NO'.

    J
     
    phplduser, Jun 22, 2017 IP
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    When was I in my primary grades, I participated in Tae Kwan Do. Practiced it for like 5 years, when I started my 9th grade then left it completely. I went on till purple belt. It was fun, tiring, relaxing and hard at the same time.
     
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    Hi HayBen,

    Awww, It is fun and hard at the same time, It all depends on what you want from it all and life changes, I see so many people come and go.
     
    phplduser, Jun 23, 2017 IP
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    I too practiced Tae Kwon Do. Went to 1st Dan. I did learn early on that although I was fairly quick I was nowhere near as fast as the 18 & 20-year-olds. After a few tournaments as a competitor, I became a referee. That suited my age much better.
     
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    To all young people out there, enjoy life while you still can. ;)
     
    expels, Jul 25, 2017 IP
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    Yeah, of course, if you start a sport with no background whatsoever it's going to be hard for you, but not impossible. It might take you more time to run 3 km with no pause than it takes a 16 yr old, but you'll get there.
    And Martial arts are great for so many aspects of self development: physical strength, physical control, endurance, self-control, discipline, ambition and so on.
    I've been doing Kickboxing for 3 months or so and the results are great already.
     
    Ciprian Bitter, Nov 28, 2017 IP