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Old 14th September 2019, 16:59
mutedsoul mutedsoul is offline
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Is 42 too old to take up judo or BJJ do you think? I already go boxing, so I know how to throw a punch and how to slip one. I just need to learn to throw, wrestle, hold, etc.
My instructor is around 50 and a black belt, he said something about using more technique than strength as when you use more strength than technique to avoid injury and even ego bruising to an extent.
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Old 14th September 2019, 18:53
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I'd say it depends on your level of fitness and injury status as to whether you're too old.

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Yeah kind of, had a feeling I may have been misinterpreting your comments a bit before. Me and my suspected, undiagnosed autism.

No worries!
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Old 18th September 2019, 15:08
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Hi guys,

It's been interesting reading this thread, lots of info!

Martial arts/boxing etc has been something that has popped in and out of my head for years. They seem like a great way to build self confidence and stay in shape.

I have a question, as someone who doesn't work out, or have a particularly active life style (my job is practical, but doesn't really require stamina). Would it be necessary to get more in shape first, before taking lessons?
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Old 4th October 2019, 16:59
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Hi guys,

It's been interesting reading this thread, lots of info!

Martial arts/boxing etc has been something that has popped in and out of my head for years. They seem like a great way to build self confidence and stay in shape.

I have a question, as someone who doesn't work out, or have a particularly active life style (my job is practical, but doesn't really require stamina). Would it be necessary to get more in shape first, before taking lessons?
I think some gentle exercise, building up to more vigorous exercise would probably be a good idea before taking lessons.
(Sorry nobody replied to this before. )
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Old 5th October 2019, 12:46
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I think just jump into it.

Although saying that, if I've been not attending for a few weeks, I tend to do a few extra gym sessions before re-starting so I don't totally gas out! But I think it's psychological.

Don't let being out of shape stop you from starting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzppQLDoswY



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Old 5th October 2019, 17:14
Moksha Moksha is offline
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Hi guys,

It's been interesting reading this thread, lots of info!

Martial arts/boxing etc has been something that has popped in and out of my head for years. They seem like a great way to build self confidence and stay in shape.

I have a question, as someone who doesn't work out, or have a particularly active life style (my job is practical, but doesn't really require stamina). Would it be necessary to get more in shape first, before taking lessons?
Yes, and it shouldn’t take you long. My friend has signed up for a white collar boxing match and has been in training for around 6 weeks. I did a bit of boxing (not seriously, just a bit of sparring) and so I was able to show him the basics. In just under two months he has gone from hopelessly clumsy and awkward to impressively fast and effective. It really doesn’t take long. Oh, and you will meet some of the nicest, friendliest, most easy going people in the world in martial arts gyms. I promise you.
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