Master Cole posted this in another thread: And I thought it made an interesting topic, so rather than take that thread off-topic I've started a new one. I'm 37 and spar fairly irregularly (due to having a bad knee, knee op, recovery) and now it's likely to be less so because I've left the club I learnt at am "going it alone". I've found a nearby 4th Dan that I'm going to meet up with about once per month so I'm sure we'll do a bit then. So, while sparring is a lot less prominent in my Taekwondo life than it was in my early 20s (I hated poomsae back then, but now I love them!), I don't think I'll ever want to stop completely. What about everyone else? Do people generally stop sparring at a particular age/rank? Is this just something personal to Master Cole?