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#341333 - 10/03/07 08:12 AM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: MattJ]
underdog Offline

Registered: 09/18/04
Posts: 1270
Loc: Mansfield, MA U.S.A.
59 year old knees here.
The older I get, the better I was!

#341334 - 10/03/07 04:36 PM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: floatfishski]
Ironfoot Offline
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Registered: 06/10/04
Posts: 2682
Loc: St. Clair Shores, MI USA
I had dropped out of MA for a number of years, and started back in shotokan after tearing my ACL. However, their basic stance involved locking the rear leg, and my knee couldn't take it. Not so sure my 58 year old knees could take too many low stances, either. Luckily, Isshinryu doesn't have them.

Edited by Ironfoot (10/03/07 04:36 PM)

#341335 - 10/03/07 11:23 PM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: underdog]
Clyde Offline

Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 3
Loc: Covington, KY
I'm a part-time instructor in Covington, KY (Directly across the river from Cincinnati, OH).
Clyde Arnold

#341336 - 10/04/07 10:50 AM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: Clyde]
underdog Offline

Registered: 09/18/04
Posts: 1270
Loc: Mansfield, MA U.S.A.
I had dropped out of TKD because of 2 reasons. One, I got Lupus and it was hard to train and the other was chronic hip pain from trying to do all those ergonomically wrong kicks. When I restarted training, I found myself a style that was far more compatable with an aging human body. I love what I do now and I could train it for a long time to come. You need to shop around. Also, as I become more advanced myself, partly from actually learning some things, but more with the wisdom of age and becoming more universal about these things, I see that the local schools should be more inclusive. If an older or otherwise physically challenged student comes to start to study, then adjust skills for them. Demand continuous improvement and let the student surprise him/herself with what can be done, and surprise the person's doctor as well. Still, the expectations for each rank should be attainable with physical body the person has.
The older I get, the better I was!

#341337 - 10/10/07 04:10 PM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: underdog]
skadubstlyee Offline

Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 3
hola im jeremy and im from florida. i trained in tae kwon do for about a year but i dropped out cuz i didnt have the money to advance a belt. so now almost 7 years later im sixteen and im wanting to get back into martial arts and im trying to figure out how to train in judo when theres not many schools in my area of florida. other than that nothing special. unless any of you have any books you might want to recommend?

#341338 - 10/10/07 05:59 PM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: skadubstlyee]
underdog Offline

Registered: 09/18/04
Posts: 1270
Loc: Mansfield, MA U.S.A.
Welcome. If you are still technically speaking, a beginner, than the specific style is less important than the regularity and quality of the training. I'd recommend picking a style from what IS available in your part of Florida.
The older I get, the better I was!

#341339 - 10/10/07 08:54 PM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: underdog]
diamondbar1971 Offline

Registered: 09/30/07
Posts: 10
Loc: missouri
Anyone out there with LimaLama background......Got my first
Black Belt in LimaLama in 1971, from the Master himself, the Great GM Tino Tuiolosega. I also have Black Belts in Kenpo, San soo, and a bit of this and a bit of that and even though I don't teach anymore, well not on that level anyway I still teach my kids and my grand kids and at 57 i don't heal as quick as i used too, but no matter what age you get to be, you never forget and its still fun to go a few rounds once in a while just to get the kinks out and
once you have martial arts in your heart and soul, you always find a way to throw a kick or a punch.

#341340 - 10/11/07 07:54 AM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: diamondbar1971]
MattJ Offline
Free Rhinoplasty!

Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 15634
Loc: York PA. USA
Hi Chuck, welcome to FightingArts. LimaLama? Read about the style but never knew anyone that actually trained it. Enjoy!
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

#341341 - 10/11/07 01:32 PM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: MattJ]
Aeras Offline

Registered: 04/23/07
Posts: 76
Loc: Colorado
Well, what a vast community. Name is Andrew, 19 years of experience. 3rd degree black belt Wado-Ryu Karate, 13 years experience Jeet Kune Do concepts, and red sash Qui-Hai Gung Fu. Been working with the MTSU martial arts club and have had a blast having my butt handed to me by martial artists from every discipline imaginable. Currently instructing at a fabulous mixed martial arts academy and running people around in a big red ambulance. Love this community and I am having a blast reading around!
"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies simply because they become fashions."- G.K. Chesterton

#341342 - 10/11/07 04:35 PM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: Aeras]
underdog Offline

Registered: 09/18/04
Posts: 1270
Loc: Mansfield, MA U.S.A.
Welcome. You sound like you know your way around. You are not shy. I see you have already posted on the other forums.

Edited by underdog (10/11/07 04:42 PM)
The older I get, the better I was!

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