Starting Martial Arts After 50

Discussion in 'Beginners Corner' started by mrt2, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Orion Nebula

    Orion Nebula Green Belt

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    Congrats on the new belt!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
  3. gpseymour

    gpseymour MT Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice. Yeah, there's no place to hide when you're at the front. It's useful to both feel and be that exposed from time to time. Keeps us honest.
     
  4. mrt2

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    Update. Last week I passed my next belt test and was promoted to probationary black belt. My avatar is a pic taken from just after the test when our instructor gave us new belts and for the new black belts, new uniform tops to wear for the group picture. Also, I lost 50 lbs since late June, when I finally figured out my diet and put it together with my training and made it work. Ideally, I would like to lose another 30 to 40 lbs before the 1st Dan test in 6 months. It would help me to better execute the more athletic moves in a style that is known for its jumping and spinning kicks.
     
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  5. dvcochran

    dvcochran Grandmaster

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    Congratulations! That is quite a different look from your earlier photos. Excellent work. I really enjoy your updates. They attest to your commitment about your personal health and your MA's. Can't ask for any more than that.
     
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  6. Bruce7

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    I am impressed. You should be very proud.
    Your family should be very happy with the number of health years you have added to your life.
    It gives me and others incentive to work harder.
    Thank you for your post.
     
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  7. _Simon_

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    Amazing work bro! Such a huge achievement, thanks for keeping us updated too, it helps and inspires alot of people on their journey for sure :)123
     
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