Commonly-asked question. The answer is, no, you are not too old to start training. If you want an excuse to not train, use whatever excuse makes you feel better about your decision. But no, age is not a determining factor. Age can limit how much time you have left in your life to master your art. It can rob you of certain physical abilities like balance, flexibility, and in some cases, speed and strength. But it cannot stop you; it can only impede your progress. That means it's harder; not impossible. Here's an example. Still kicking (and punching) at 67, retiree finds 'lifestyle' in martial arts Still kicking (and punching) at 67, retiree finds 'lifestyle' in martial arts Patrick Anderson , email@example.comPublished 7:00 a.m. CT May 22, 2017 | Updated 9:52 a.m. CT May 22, 2017 Sioux Falls Del Donaldson started taking Taekwondo classes four years ago after retiring from Sioux Falls Seminary. He earned his black belt last month. Your "I'm too old to start now" excuse is invalid. If you want to train, train.