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Questor
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Joined: 03 Apr 2021
Posts: 6
Location: Melbourne, Aus
Styles: Shukokai

PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:25 am    Post subject: Another old new guy! Reply with quote

Howdy gang, great to see some forums still around in the age of social media!

A bit about me:
I am a 43 year old guy currently living in Melbourne, Aus. I practiced Wado-Ryu for around 18 months when I was 16/17 years old back in the UK, but being a teenager, and then heading to university meant I didn't keep up with it.
Fast forward to early 2021. I had been thinking for years that I should start training again, and finally got off my backside and did some research into local clubs. I discovered one rather close to home that seemed to have a good ethos, signed up for a trial, and haven't looked back in the last 3 months. It is quite different to the Wado that I have previously practiced, but it's been great so far.
It's been an interesting experience, given I was the only white belt for the vast majority of classes, and almost everyone else was 3rd kyu or above, not to mention that I was almost certainly the oldest member of the class too!
That being said, being immersed in a group of brown belts has been really good for my development so far. Everyone has been super friendly and helpful, even when there was something that I couldn't do yet.

Had my first (in a long time anyway) grading last weekend, and graded to 8th kyu. Still a very long way to go, but I am looking forward to becoming better every day!
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sensei8
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 15329
Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF, Questor; glad that you're here!!



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SLK59
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Joined: 05 Nov 2020
Posts: 91
Location: USA
Styles: Shotokan Karate

PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum, Questor! It sounds like you have found a very good, solid, positive club in which to renew your karate commitment.
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Wastelander
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Joined: 18 Oct 2010
Posts: 2514
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Styles: Shorin-Ryu, Shuri-Ryu, Judo, KishimotoDi

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum, and welcome back to karate!
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Fat Cobra
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Joined: 14 Jul 2018
Posts: 304
Location: Fort Drum, NY
Styles: Ryukyu Kempo

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forums Questor and good luck on your martial arts journey!

Karate no michi!
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aurik
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Joined: 08 Nov 2016
Posts: 170
Location: Denver, CO
Styles: Shuri-Ryu, Uechi-Ryu

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the site, Questor. I was much in the same boat you were in -- trained for a year or two in my late teens/early 20's, got too busy in my 20's and 30's, and then got back to training in my mid-40's. It's never too late to start back up again, but there are some days that I really wish I hadn't taken those years off

Good luck in your training and enjoy the path forward!
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Patrick
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Joined: 01 May 2001
Posts: 27860
Location: Los Angeles, California

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Questor! Glad to have you.

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bushido_man96
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
Posts: 28800
Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF, Questor!
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