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    40 years old taking his first courses and having bits of difficulties

    That's very true. I am familiar with this concern since I occasionally teach another sport to people, sometimes teenagers, so I know how to set up boundaries. Since a new message was posted here I guess it could be the right time to add a follow-up. I still like taekwondo and I'm slowly...
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    40 years old taking his first courses and having bits of difficulties

    This is a good idea. I need to write down the warm-up exercises and I also need a large mat at home. 12m is not enough and my floor is a bit hard. As for inviting someone to practice with me at the Taekwondo club, that's not possible. I don't know people around. But I'm starting to talk to...
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    40 years old taking his first courses and having bits of difficulties

    By the way, can you elaborate on what you mean by "more suitable"? In regard to what exactly?
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    40 years old taking his first courses and having bits of difficulties

    Thank you for your advice! I started my third week this evening. I've used my earplugs at some times to not feel overwhelmed. I'm feeling more comfortable regarding some basic movements, and besides my lack of flexibility (which is not as much an issue as I thought previously), my main problem...
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    40 years old taking his first courses and having bits of difficulties

    I wasn't that good at rock climbing despite (or because -- see my next sentence) my slim figure and my arm span. I lacked flexibility and strength. But as a very experienced climber friend of mine said, you get better at what you actually aim to train. In other words, if I wasn't improving my...
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    40 years old taking his first courses and having bits of difficulties

    I'm younger, but this is very comforting! Most of the messages in this thread seem to be from insightful people and well-argued. I'll prioritize my attention on those messages. Do you mean, other sports? I thought about boxing. Without kicks. I'm also very interested in sparring because of...
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    40 years old taking his first courses and having bits of difficulties

    Thank you very much for all your messages. It's heartwarming to be welcomed like this with extensive advice. @Jimmythebull, thanks for your honesty. I'll add a bit more of my background in my message. To say that I've got a near-zero sports background was an oversimplification. I tried to...
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    40 years old taking his first courses and having bits of difficulties

    Hey. I see that I'm obviously not the only one starting his first martial art here at this kind of age. I'm looking for some advice. My sports background is close to zero, and I have a big lack of flexibility. The average age in the club is fairly low, partially because the location is just...
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