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Bobd400
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Joined: 12 Apr 2021
Posts: 8

Styles: Tang Soo Do

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:33 am    Post subject: Old(er) guy getting started again Reply with quote

Good day all,
Short bio...had studied a couple of arts as a child, but got more serious in my late teens and by early 20's was a red belt in an "American" Tae Kwon Do style. Unfortunately a series of factors, (School, work, family, other sporting interests) forced me to chose and I stopped training.

Over the years (I'm 52 now) I have studied other arts (Wing Chun, BJJ, Aikijutsu) but generally it would be for 6 months, maybe a year or year and a half and inevitably life would happen and I'd stop training.

But I'm at the point in life now where my other sports pursuits (powerlifting, highland games, etc.) are winding down (more a factor of injuries than anything) and I'm sincerely interested in using the benefits of marital arts to help fight off what I see as two of the biggest enemies of older age...losing mobility and losing mental flexibility.

The unfortunate part is due to my rural location and work schedule, I have not been able to find a school/style that I like that is in line with my availability. So I have started training using a virtual school.

I know the thoughts on this generally are negative, but (as I wrote in another post) my goals here are not fighting focused, but for exercise and body/mind improvement primarily.

Looking forward to hearing/learning from others training as I progress on my own. Best Regards

-Bob
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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: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF, Bobd400; glad that you're here!!


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Bobd400
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Joined: 12 Apr 2021
Posts: 8

Styles: Tang Soo Do

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sensei8 wrote:
Welcome to KF, Bobd400; glad that you're here!!



Thanks! (again )
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aurik
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Joined: 08 Nov 2016
Posts: 170
Location: Denver, CO
Styles: Shuri-Ryu, Uechi-Ryu

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum, Bob! Good luck in meeting your goals and enjoy your time here!
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Bobd400
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Joined: 12 Apr 2021
Posts: 8

Styles: Tang Soo Do

PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aurik wrote:
Welcome to the forum, Bob! Good luck in meeting your goals and enjoy your time here!


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

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF, Bob! Best of luck for your renewed journey.

Cheers,
Scott
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Patrick
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Joined: 01 May 2001
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Location: Los Angeles, California

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the community, Bob. 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: Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, BobD!

Was the "American" TKD you did, perhaps, in the ATA? I was a former member myself.

I look forward to hearing about your experiences! If you are so inclined, there is a running Martial Artists' Training Log thread in the Health and Fitness forum where you can basically share your training journal!
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Fat Cobra
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Joined: 14 Jul 2018
Posts: 304
Location: Fort Drum, NY
Styles: Ryukyu Kempo

PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobd400, welcome to the forums and good luck on your Martial Arts journey!

Karate no michi!
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DWx
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Joined: 17 Jan 2007
Posts: 6382
Location: UK
Styles: Tae Kwon Do & Yang family Tai Chi

PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forums Bob
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