Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Talk' started by Aikikitty, Apr 24, 2002.
28 and it seems like such a long time ago.
I started dahn moo do at 13 and american kenpo at 14 and i just found out the other day my dojang is offering a nunchuck course for free for all interested students so i just started that at 14 too
I am 28 years old, and I just started my study of American Kenpo. Better late than never, I suppose!
I first began martial arts in the third grade. It was some genaric form of "karate". Then I spent some time in a school that taught an off shoot of kenpo and TKD (if i remember correctly). I did not pick up MA again until I started college.
I started when I was 27. I wanted to start when I was very young but my mother wouldnt allow it. Once I was old enough to make my own decision, I couldnt afford it. Now I wont give it up.
12, 19, or 24? 24 seems to have stuck.
I was 8 years when i first started generic Karate. I was (and still am) 19 when i started Tang Soo Do. I proceeding along quite nicely...
I was 15 when I started kupso , and 17 when I started ninjutsu. :ultracool
about 14-15, getting senile now so you know . . .
There you are.
5 for privates lessons, 8 for classes.
1984, I was 10 years old and it was the day after I saw The Karate Kid!
I think it was in 1983 when I was in 4th or 5th grade and I took Shotokan Karate at the YMCA. I got to Yellow Belt and then quit because my parents thought it was too expensive. :idunno:
I started at about 28-29. I finally had some free time from working & going to school. Better late than never but if I had to do it all over I would have started much sooner.
It looks like I haven't posted here, but I did vote on the poll already. Let's see, I would have been about 28 when I started. About the poll results, there are fewer people who began later in life, which I think is to be expected. Roughly 50% started by age 15, but about 32% started between 16 and 29. That's a pretty good fraction that didn't begin as children or young teens. I thought that was kind of interesting.
My first formal MA training began less than a year ago, I was 29 and still am.
I started a month before my 16th birthday.
That was 7 months ago.
I wish I had started earlier!!
I do kenpo at a tracy's karate near my house...
I began this journey long ago and far away when i recall having cartiledge! LOL
ok i was 15 studied uechi ryu for 4 yrs.....stopped, fell in love, got married, had kids and it wasnt until i enrolled by son 7 yrs ago in a class when i said wow i really miss this part of me..and yet it took 2 yrs watching him to actually join...been studying kempo since 2000...guess i was waiting to see if we all would die from the Y2k...we survived and i wish now i had never stopped studying..yet my journey would not have found me to be where i am..so thankful for my blessings and my dojo family. Now 41 and loving it all. DId i ramble?
Optimism is an intellectual choice.
I was 10 and was "forced" into it
I was 12 years old when i started training. I am 50 years old now 38 years what a trip it has been.(and not done yet). kishoto
I hope you don't feel forced anymore.
I started martial arts when I was 16 years old. 11 years later, I love it even more.123
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