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jimmyprince
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2001 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iam 395 lbs 6foot 1 and 40 years old and out of shape. my question is am i to old to start martial arts? if not, am i to fat to start martial arts? and what form of martial arts would i get into being so fat and out of shape?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2001 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello and welcome JIMMYPRINCE..... ...i know you have only one post right now but if you go to the "health and fitness" section you'll find answers to your question...............

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2001 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have 2 choices, you can ***** about being fat and out of shape and just talk about training, or you can grow up and get in there and start training. It doesn't matter what system you want to train in, you just need to show up and work out. Don't give up on yourself.



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2001 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and welcome Jimmyprince.

I see no reason why you should not participate in martial arts. I too am over 40 and over weight (I have no thyroid function and the Dr didn't check it until after I gained like 70 lbs - and yes I am still *).

We all had to start somewhere. And to tell you a little secret you will make more progress faster than your supposedly more in shape classmates.

They make some really big gi's I would recommend the size 8 pro force gi. Hey my first gi was an 8 too.

You have nothing to loose and the world to gain.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2001 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello jimmy prince

well it`s hard to get back into shape but you can do it if you really want to and go into martial arts.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2001 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome jimmy,

people get into martial arts for all reasons, with getting into shape being one of them, but u cant succeed unless you show up and workout--mind and body.

As far as which MA to choose, visit a few schools, ask questions, etc. I myself like TKD!

good luck in which ever Martial Art you choose!!

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taezee
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2001 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

people always say "man its so hard" its really not..its hard to get started!!! thats the most hard part after that you have nowhere to go but towards your goal..now dont get me wrong training is tough there will be times where you would just as soon die but in rienforcing what ken said ..the style of martial art doesnt matter...its the style of life you choose that does..but it dosent come federal express..you got to work at it..good luck..welcome to the forum and also there is good advice in the health and fitness section

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KickChick
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2001 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KarateForums jimmyprince !
Yes, take a look at the threads in the Healt & Fitness" forum... there are few of you guys asking the same questions and there's alot of really good answers there for you! I do suggest you start a workout routine prior...work on your cardio endurance...(you're gonna need it!) Martial arts does get you in shape ... but you're going to have to meet it half way by starting to do some things on your own before "jumping" into martial arts! Good Luck... you can do it if you set your mind to it...and thats where it begins... once you have your mindset....nothing can stop you!

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[ This Message was edited by: KickChick on 2001-11-24 08:02 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2001 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No excuses....No regrets



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SaiFightsMS
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2001 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe karate would be much better for you than say TaeKwondo or something like wushu with a lot of acrobatics or jumping.

My thing is Shotokan karate. Ish-in ryu and Shor-in ryu both use high stances and require less flexibility.

This may be more of what you are asking.
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