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SLK59
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:46 am    Post subject: Greetings Reply with quote

Greetings All,

I am sixty-one years old, returning to karate training after a thirty year hiatus and some health issues. I practiced JKA/AAKF Shotokan karate-do from 1974-1990, achieving the rank of sandan. I was a full-time instructor for ten of those years.

Earlier this year I began practicing again on my own, in preparation for joining a local Shotokan Karate of America (SKA) dojo in January of 2021. My self-training thus far has been devoted to (re)developing my flexibility and stamina, and adapting my technique to the new (to me) SKA style. It feels great to be working out again, and I am very much looking forward to being able to train at the SKA dojo in 2021.

I am looking forward to chatting and sharing experiences with fellow martial artists here on KF!

Cheers,
Scott
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF, SLK59; glad that you're here!!



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF, Scott, and welcome back to The Journey!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey SLK59. Welcome!

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SLK59
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, everyone! Glad to be here.
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Nidan Melbourne
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum, i'm looking forward to the discussions i'm sure we're going to have and also learning from and sharing my knowledge with you.

I hope you find the people here welcoming and friendly
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SLK59, that is awesome that your are returning to karate. Good luck and enjoy the journey back.

Karate no michi!
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SLK59
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once again, thank you all for the warm greetings.
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