Can't get enough!

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  1. blink13

    blink13 Green Belt

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    Please don't read too much into that subject line - no double meaning here. ;)

    I started training about six weeks ago. I have class on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two hours. It's so fun, though, and I feel that I need additional practice, that I can't stop practicing on my own.

    I try to work it in whenever I get the chance. Whether it's stretching in the morning and evening, practicing falls and rolls at the local park, or taking my hanbo for a run (since it's a lot less suspicious-looking than a bokken, for when I practice sword work in a nearby somewhat-secluded canyon), I try to practice whenever I can.

    Our class is very small, with widely disparate ages and schedules, so it would be difficult for me to meet up with people on "our time" to train.

    Anyone else found themselves in the same situation?
     
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    All I will add is simply go to Yahoo groups and start one and maybe you can find a few people too train outside of the school. It has helped me over the years.
     
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  4. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    And you shouldn't stop either

    Yes
     
  5. blink13

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    Awwww... really? Can I keep the wedding presents if it all goes sour, or do I have to return them?
     
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    I don't box in class as much as I used to (I get there a little too late for boxing), but I still like to knock my punching bag around when I get home from work.

    It's cleansing.

    It's good!

    I'm glad you feel the same way! Good luck on your journey.
     
  7. Jenny_in_Chico

    Jenny_in_Chico Black Belt

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    You can keep them, but expect to feel bitter and jaded every time you use them.
     
  8. blink13

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    Crap. I was all set to get an Action Flex gravy boat for use during training. I'll just use the real one until it breaks.

    Back on topic - I am finding sore places that are completely new to me. I come from an endurance sport background and am married to a physical therapist, so I've got THAT going for me, which is nice. I've been spending a lot of time stretching and doing small exercises to strengthen potential failure points (rotator cuff, etc.).
     
  9. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Ain't it cool :EG:
     
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    I think it is amazing that we have been able to find something that we love so much and can carry with us wherever we go.

    Hi, my name is John and I'm an MAA. A martial arts-aholic. :)

    My gf can tell when I'm staring off into space that I'm thinking about karate. I wonder if she'll be ok when we are married and I schedule vacations around karate camp....
     
  11. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Don't worry about it... just get use to the fact that your wife and her family will think you are "martial arts crazy" just like my wife and her family do... and they are all from China... so how bad am I :D
     
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    No, it doesn't all go sour. You just learn to put it into the context of the rest of your life.
     
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    Enjoy and keep training!123
     

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