FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 35 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
old1, Leonar, ManLar, Vimido, raya
22925 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Ronin1966 3
futsaowingchun 3
AndyLA 1
GojuRyuboy13 1
Matakiant 1
October
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
New Topics
wing chun kicks and knees
by futsaowingchun
10/09/14 12:55 AM
2014 European Championships Juniors: the Gallery
by ergees
10/05/14 10:56 AM
Tan,Bong,Fuk & Wu Sao
by futsaowingchun
09/30/14 12:10 AM
Living a full life violence free...
by GojuRyuboy13
09/25/14 08:50 AM
Wing Chun-internal training
by futsaowingchun
09/23/14 09:01 PM
Martial News
by Matakiant
09/23/14 06:42 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Bartfast
08/05/14 04:18 PM
The Karate punch
by Matakiant
10/30/13 07:41 AM
Leo's Judo Journal
by Leo_E_49
01/24/12 02:58 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by
05/13/07 08:02 AM
Recent Posts
Leo's Judo Journal
by swordy
10/11/14 09:21 AM
Living a full life violence free...
by cxt
10/10/14 10:08 AM
The Karate punch
by Ronin1966
10/09/14 03:16 PM
wing chun kicks and knees
by futsaowingchun
10/09/14 12:55 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Ronin1966
10/08/14 09:22 PM
2014 European Championships Juniors: the Gallery
by ergees
10/05/14 10:56 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by AndyLA
10/04/14 10:20 AM
Tan,Bong,Fuk & Wu Sao
by futsaowingchun
09/30/14 12:10 AM
Wing Chun-internal training
by futsaowingchun
09/23/14 09:01 PM
Martial News
by Matakiant
09/23/14 06:42 AM
Forum Stats
22925 Members
36 Forums
35581 Topics
432508 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#431200 - 12/22/10 04:02 PM promotion
underdog Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/18/04
Posts: 1270
Loc: Mansfield, MA U.S.A.
I took a test this past weekend with Grand Master Evan Pantazi and now I have the rank of PL 2 from Kyusho International. I tested with 10 other people who train Kyusho at my school. 4 of us reached PL 2. 2 got PL 3 and the other 4 got PL 4. What an awesome year this has been. In November my school gave me Sandan in our style (American-Te). My school has added internal arts with Sifu Dave and some of the black belts are training with him too. I go to the best school there is of course! I'm a 62 years old female. So far I've been pretty good at adjusting regarding the age issue. Looking forward to another successful year. Just think, a few months ago, I thought I was too old and was ready to quit!
_________________________
The older I get, the better I was!

Top
#431202 - 12/22/10 04:56 PM Re: promotion [Re: underdog]
Shi Ronglang Offline
石榮狼
Member

Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 91
Loc: Samarobriva, Gallia
Cool... smile

That's what's so great about Asian(ish) martial arts. They won't instantly make you a great fighting machine the way boxing or wrestling would, but in them, your sixties are the age when you really start to kick butt... As opposed to "the age when your hands start shaking and your memory starts lapsing".

Congratulations for your grading! wink
_________________________
Wen wu shuang quan

Top
#431204 - 12/22/10 07:34 PM Re: promotion [Re: Shi Ronglang]
Mark Jordan Offline
Member

Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 138
Loc: Burbank, California
Good for you and congrats!

I've known people in their 50s and 60s who just started learning martial arts and gone on to achieve their Black-belts. It's all about having a positive attitude, dedication and willingness to learn.

Top
#431218 - 12/24/10 01:15 PM Re: promotion [Re: underdog]
Kathryn Offline
Member

Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 262
Loc: Washington, DC
Congratulations!
_________________________
Be nice, until it's time to not be nice.

Top
#431225 - 12/25/10 09:31 AM Re: promotion [Re: underdog]
iaibear Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/24/05
Posts: 1304
Loc: upstate New York
Definitely congratulations to you. Keep up the good work.

Growing old is not for sissies.

BTW I drink my draft beer full to the rim. That way I'll be able to see if the hand has started to tremble. Not, yet. :-)

Top
#431252 - 12/30/10 10:32 AM Re: promotion [Re: underdog]
Ronin1966 Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 3116
Loc: East Coast, United States
Hello underdog:

First congradulations! It is a wonderful thing to be acknowledged for your knowledge.

What does your promotions now mean??? Is it blatent increase in understanding or moderate, more subtle stuff?

Jeff

Top
#431259 - 12/31/10 04:20 PM Re: promotion [Re: Ronin1966]
underdog Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/18/04
Posts: 1270
Loc: Mansfield, MA U.S.A.
Especially when I'm looking at the newer 2nd Dans, I'd say there is a big difference in skill and knowledge. It took me 5 years of training to get from Nidan to Sandan. Age has it's effect. Kicking, for example, is a skill that deteriorates with age and accumulated joint injury including age related joint injury. On the other hand, tuite, making things just flow and work logically, managing a class and being able to teach,explaining bunkai, being able to improve your art with knowledge from training outside the school curriculum, knowing how to integrate what you know into a cohesive whole... these things have all improved for me over the past 4 years.
_________________________
The older I get, the better I was!

Top


Moderator:  Ames, Cord, MattJ, Reiki 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Fight Videos
Night club fight footage and street fights captured with the world's first bouncer spy cam

How to Matrix!
Learn ten times faster with new training method. Learn entire arts for as little as $10 per disk.

Self Defense
Stun guns, pepper spray, Mace and self defense products. Alarms for personal and home use.

TASER MC26C
Stop An Urban Gorilla: Get 2 FREE TASER M26C Replacement Air Cartridges With Each New TASER M26C!

 

Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga