- Aug 12, 2006
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I have been teaching and practicing American Kenpo, with a dash of Aikido, for 52 years. I am 78, but people think I'm in my 50's, because I move so well, because of Kenpo techs. As for Kenpo, nothing as changed over the years, except my better understanding of the moves. In old age, I have a better understanding of what is 100% valid and what is not. In Kenpo we have long techs. Now I realize I can short the techs and still have a very viable defense art. Kenpo keeps the body limber, if you practice two or more times a week and never stop!We have a lot of folks on this forum who are getting up there in years. Personally, my training has suffered as my body has broken down. My elbows and shoulders are gimpy and overall, I just don't recover as well as I did even 10 years ago.
For those who still train regularly, how has your training regime changed? Do you do things now you didn't when you were younger?
And for those who, through some miracle of eternal youth, continue to compete, how has that changed for you over the years?