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  1. #11

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    no it's not for fame (even though it would be nice) it would be out of pleasure and then to train others would be another joy it's more like joy for me martial arts but i do desire to be in a major event and to have at least 1 or 2 amateur titles something i desire to have maybe to show to my kids when im old lol

  2. #12

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    Don't worry about your age! One of my previouse Sensei's began studying Isshinryu Karate when he was 42, and now he is 85, still teaching. There are many in my class now that are just beginning and in their late 30s to early 50s. Age is a state of mind... go find another school, one without a pompus ass for a Sensei.

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    gypsyking: I really don't understand your comment about the "European style home". My impression was that in Europe (Germany at least) people marry and have children at a much later age than Americans.

    Anyway, according to your profile, you studied traditional Japanese MA for quite a while. While that may not transfer directly to MMA, it should at least give you a very solid base as far as body control and the ability to learn new moves is concerned. Don't worry about your age, do your best, see where it leads you.
    There are no wrong threats, only wrong answers. (Strategy game truism)

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    Yeah, 24, hehe.

    I'm 28 and I still haven't had my first match yet. If you're well conditioned, you can take your MMA career 'til around 40 or so. Heck, Randy Coture didn't get going in MMA until his mid 30's, and at 39 now he's dropped down to light heavy and is the interim UFC LHW champ.

    Besides, at around 30 you start getting that "old man" strength. If you keep in good condition, you might even have an edge on some of the young kids you're going up against.

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    Bloody hell, if someone tells you that you're too old at 24 they're pretty damn stupid.

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    Hey Phrost, at 28 what do you know of "old man" strength? he he. I know what you mean though. Most people under 25 or so just look smaller to me now. It's like maybe you start to get 'grizzled'. Whatever.

    I just turned 33 recently and was asking myself the same question. My Baji Sifu had mentioned that I was a bit old to be 'REALLY good', bit just a bit. In aother words, not too late. And his standards are absurdly high.

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    Bah!!! Puny Humans.



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    "I expected to click on this thread and see a 40yr old needing encouragement to follow his dream."
    ditto


    come on! go for it!
    I stopped my adult diapers at 24!
    they wouldn't fit into my NHB shorts when i competed!








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    It's not like you are Omega's age or anything! Go for it!!!

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    "Just what makes a pure grappler think he can survive with an experienced striker. Especially if that striker isn't following any particular rule set and is well aware of what the grapplers strategies are".

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    Well. Tim Catalfo fights at over 50 and still wins. Even if it takes you 10 years you could still do it.

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    Damn man, you're 24 not 42. **** the guy who said you're too old. You ain't too old ****. If you feel it's what you want to do, then go do it and shut the **** up about being too old.

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