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Washo
White Belt
White Belt

Joined: 19 Sep 2017
Posts: 4

Styles: Shotokan

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:43 pm    Post subject: Greetings :) Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Hello to you all, I'm new around here (created account some time ago but newer used it)!

I'm an active shotokan karate practicioner and proud 3kyu holder I started karate upon the age of 20, with a few critics that I'm "too old", but soon enough I realized there's no such a thing as being too old for martial arts .

Being in martial arts for ~2 years, I can already say that I've gone trough a lot, and I can't even imagine what's there yet to find out! I'm not yet competing, but I do hope that one day I might join a tournament or two.


Looking forward to this forum!
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OneKickWonder
Purple Belt
Purple Belt

Joined: 17 Feb 2018
Posts: 513

Styles: Tang soo do

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

20 is too old. Ha, that's brilliant. I'll have to tell that to some of the youngsters in our club. I'm sure they'll appreciate being told they're too old by someone in their mid 40s
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Washo
White Belt
White Belt

Joined: 19 Sep 2017
Posts: 4

Styles: Shotokan

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mhm, I quickly realized those are empty words from lazy ones, but well.

As a matter of fact, at my first training I met some guys (and even gals) that started at approx. 40-45 years of age and went very far in terms of karate. And are, by all means, giving much more effort in their performance than us youngsters.
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DWx
KF Sensei
KF Sensei

Joined: 17 Jan 2007
Posts: 6108
Location: UK
Styles: Tae Kwon Do & Yang family Tai Chi

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Washo
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singularity6
Pre-Black Belt
Pre-Black Belt

Joined: 26 Jun 2017
Posts: 958
Location: Michigan
Styles: Jidokwan Taekwondo and Hapkido, Yoshokai Aikido, ZNIR Iaido, Kendo

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum!
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JR 137
KF Sempai
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Joined: 10 May 2015
Posts: 2304
Location: In the dojo
Styles: Seido Juku

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard.

Regardless of what anyone tells you, 20 IS too old... if you’re looking to be an under-18 champion. Or if you’re looking to dominate the dojo like Kramer did...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7t8xwpW8gJQ
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sensei8
KF Sensei
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 14205
Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



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MatsuShinshii
Black Belt
Black Belt

Joined: 15 Aug 2016
Posts: 1423
Location: Kentucky
Styles: Machimura Suidi Rokudan, Ryukyu Kenpo, Kobudo, Judo

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF, Washo. We're glad to have you.
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Patrick
KF Administrator

Joined: 01 May 2001
Posts: 26943
Location: Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF, Washo. Thanks for being a part of our community.

Patrick
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Wastelander
KF Sensei
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Joined: 18 Oct 2010
Posts: 2394
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Styles: Shorin-Ryu, Shuri-Ryu, Judo, KishimotoDi

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum! I started at 18, for what it's worth
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