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#265918 - 06/23/06 07:43 AM Re: Years of total MA Experience... [Re: Cord]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
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I'm with Cord...where's 3? Or 2.5, or...

Less than three. A real beginner. But I'd like to point out that there is a qualitative difference between someone who puts in 2 hrs/day for 3 years, vs. once week (I fall into the latter category).

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#265919 - 06/23/06 07:44 AM Re: Years of total MA Experience... [Re: Leo_E_49]
Ed_Morris Offline
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mine is hard to calculate. about 15 years steady and continuous, then another 15 not steady and on my own. then the past year has been steady. so what is that?

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#265920 - 06/23/06 07:52 AM Re: Years of total MA Experience... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Working on my 25th year and MattJ has been practicing on my nose for most of that, lol.

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#265921 - 06/23/06 08:15 AM Re: Years of total MA Experience... [Re: RazorFoot]
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Registered: 12/22/05
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11 years here.
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#265922 - 06/23/06 09:05 AM Re: Years of total MA Experience... [Re: Ed_Morris]
iaibear Offline
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Thirteen years in Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido and
twelve in Aikido, which I figure totals 25.
Suddenly I am feeling old.

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#265923 - 06/23/06 09:34 AM Re: Years of total MA Experience... [Re: Leo_E_49]
Xibalba Offline
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Quote:

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20...yikes, I'm old! When did that happen?




Wow! You started MA around the time I was born!

P.S. Much respect man, you probably had a black belt when I was still in daipers.




Thanks Leo. Although it sounds cliche, I still feel like a beginner.

BTW - you must have started young! You started in TKD, right? How old were you? Did you ever feel burnt out from training at such a young age?

I am at the point now where many of the students at the university club where I teach were in diapers or not born yet when I started training. That, to be honest, is an odd feeling. Heck, the fact that many of the adults that I know were born in the 80s feels odd to me.

Peace to all you young'uns!

Mike

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#265924 - 06/23/06 09:36 AM Re: Years of total MA Experience... [Re: Xibalba]
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God this makes me feel old!
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#265925 - 06/23/06 10:06 AM Re: Years of total MA Experience... [Re: JohnL]
MattJ Offline
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Started in 1984, with a few short breaks here and there.
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#265926 - 06/23/06 10:08 AM Re: Years of total MA Experience... [Re: MattJ]
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Not a few, just a couple.
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#265927 - 06/23/06 10:13 AM Re: Years of total MA Experience... [Re: harlan]
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1979-2006 and still kick'n
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