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sensei8
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's your grandmothers decision, and while it would've been cool and all, it's her choice!!



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Aodhan
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Joined: 29 Apr 2005
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Styles: ATA TKD, WTF, Shotokan

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnASE wrote:
Sorry, my grandmother wimped out! My mom said she was all dressed and ready to go, but she said she was tired, and the class was too late (8pm?), so she skipped it. My parents went without her. It was their first class. They're in their mid-70s. If my grandmother ends up going, I'll report back, but it's not looking good. Maybe if they find a day class.

Even without Tai Chi, my grandmother is in pretty good health. She walks to the market 2 or 3 blocks away. Until my parents bought her a little cart, she walked home carrying her groceries. Neighbors would stop and offer her a ride, but she refused. She didn't carry a lot, but still... My dad drove her for bigger shopping trips. She never learned to drive, so she walked and took the bus everywhere. That's very unusual here in SoCal. She's not doing it now. It's too hot! It's been over 100*F most of this week.


Heck, even the 'rents going at 70 is great! Hope your gramma gets the chance to go, I've had a few tai chi classes that were great fun.

John
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Judodad_karateson
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Joined: 27 May 2015
Posts: 222

Styles: judo, boxing, Karate

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff, man, I'm in my 30s, and getting back into MA after almost a decade of being out. I was thinking I was too old and would feel silly starting again, until read a Karate by Jesse article on the issues I believe his phrasing was "you're always too late, it's always to late, thing always use to be better, and it's always a bad time, just do it anyways."

Starting in your 30 beats your 90s by miles!!!


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Spartacus Maximus
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Joined: 01 Jun 2014
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Styles: Shorin ryu

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starting and continuing is more important than how old one is when one starts.
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bushido_man96
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spartacus Maximus wrote:
Starting and continuing is more important than how old one is when one starts.
No truer words have been spoken!
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JohnASE
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Joined: 06 Feb 2008
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Location: SoCal

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judodad_karateson wrote:
Good stuff, man, I'm in my 30s, and getting back into MA after almost a decade of being out. I was thinking I was too old and would feel silly starting again, until read a Karate by Jesse article on the issues I believe his phrasing was "you're always too late, it's always to late, thing always use to be better, and it's always a bad time, just do it anyways.
"... it's always too late... it's always a bad time, just do it anyways." I like that.

My mom is still taking Tai Chi, pretty much once per week, but my dad bailed after the first class.

My grandmother isn't training, but she's still going strong at 100 years old. She still doesn't need a walker. Her place is two stories, and she goes up and down stairs every day. She's amazing! I wish I could say it's because of martial arts. Oh, well, maybe when my mom turns 100!
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Melau
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Joined: 02 Jan 2014
Posts: 60
Location: Netherlands
Styles: Wado-Ryu, Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So this happened in my country last year:

http://www.l1.nl/video/zwarte-band-voor-karate-oma-uit-blerick-12-jun-2014

78 year old got her black belt. Very inspirational.
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Wasp
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Joined: 19 Apr 2015
Posts: 33
Location: Bruges, Belgium
Styles: Shotokan

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Respect! She seems very fit.
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Doomed
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Joined: 25 May 2015
Posts: 32
Location: Florida
Styles: Kanzen Ryu

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's never too late to take up martial arts. I'm only 25, but I just started getting into Karate. If I hadn't dropped out of Tae Kwon Do back when I was seven, who knows how much better shape I'd be in. But since starting, I've shed some pounds, and I feel stronger every time I practice. I don't like that I waited so long, but I'm glad I'm doing it.
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Titanium
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Joined: 08 Aug 2015
Posts: 259
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Styles: Wado-Kai & Shotokan

PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like an awesome lady.

I think its all about mental stamina; the body gets old, however the mind can remain at youth and agile.
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