Absence from Training in Martial Arts

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Talk' started by Ceicei, May 23, 2005.

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Length of break/absence from training

  1. Never

  2. A few weeks

  3. Less than 1 year

  4. 1-2 years

  5. 3-4 years

  6. 5+ years

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  1. seasoned

    seasoned MT Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Based on the above 17 and 6, plus the age you first started training, you could be hitting 40ish. I'm sure you know well that the best advice is switch gears, find something else you like and keep moving. I'm in my 70's and at my lowest points in life made up my mind to never go below a certain point physically. This has served me well, for when the high points hit, I was prepared to carry on. Best of luck and stay hooked to MT as it is a great resource as I'm sure you know. :) (seasoned)
     
  2. Jade Tigress

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    I haven't trained since mid 2010. A change in marital status and a return to working full time after being a stay-at-home mom for 20 years put the kibosh on that real quick. I miss it but I just don't have the time or resources for it at this point in my life.
     
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  3. harlan

    harlan 2nd Black Belt

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    Trained for 10 years solid, without missing a class. After losing a child last year, I can honestly say that while I show up for class...I'm 'out of training'.

    Used to be, I considered 'training' to be if one actually made it to the dojo; with so many 'internet warriors' and 'armchair researchers' it seemed that mat time determined whether or not one was truly training.
     
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    Have you considered switching styles? Six years is a common point to plateau and not really see the benefits of training as you are on the steeper end of the learning curve. Switch systems and get back to having that beginner mentality and be reminded about all the things you don't know.
     
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    Thank you all for the advice, I've taken the last couple of weeks off and hoping to get back on the bandwagon, but I do have a couple of other options that I may seriously consider in the near future. I'll keep you posted.123
     
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