4/26/2007 10:25am, #21Originally Posted by adouglasmhor
I'm 41, stronger than I was when I was 20, train more intelligently, but what I've lost is the feeling of invincibility - knowing that I healed quickly then was useful when I sparred.
4/26/2007 10:39am, #22
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Time to pick this up.
4/26/2007 10:51am, #23
I started karate at 38 with my son.
The first 2 mos. almost killed me.
Now, I do 4 nights a week, at least 1 class per night.
Some nights I do a Double Class, Some nights Sparring and class, Some Arnis and class.
BJJ stands alone, it hurts too much to do that and Karate in the same night.
Saturday morning I do at least the late class, I do the early one if I can pry my lazy ass out of bed.
Ibuprofin and hot showers are my friends.
I feel better than I have in years, except for sore muscles, which remind me not to push too hard.
My goal for the summer is to go from 255 down to 240. That should help a lot.
I started at 274, the first twenty pounds lost felt great.
I may not live forever, but I'm going to leave a badass corpse behind when I go.
4/26/2007 1:25pm, #24
Yeah, I have been feeling my age (36) a bit these past couple of years. I am bigger and stronger than I was in my twenties and I am a hell of a lot better fighter now than I was then. But my cardio isn't great and although I generally eat well and take vitamins, I also have a penchant for excess with booze and drugs - which isn't helping me any.
Good thing though is that a warrior spirit never dies and I definitely have one of those. Reflexes are still pretty good, but I really need to work on cardio more." If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra
4/26/2007 5:47pm, #25
When I was young, we used to hang onions on our belts!Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
4/26/2007 6:33pm, #26
4/26/2007 6:51pm, #27
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44, and yeah, I'm a little stiffer the morning after than I was 12 years ago. But what I may have lost in reaction time I've made up for by sparring smarter and relying more on my foundation ( the stuff we learn the first year) than I think I ever have.
4/26/2007 7:02pm, #28Originally Posted by meataxe
Now where were we? Oh yeah - the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...
4/26/2007 7:08pm, #29
Also to colonelpong2
For complaining about being 30
You sir are getting a big kick in the balls by me one day.
I don't know who you are, how big you are, where you live or what you look like.
But it's going to happen
Oh yes ... Its going to happen..
4/26/2007 7:13pm, #30
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- Jan 2007
i am only 16 but i feel like i am 40 i feel slow, i feel weak, i am starting feel my face having wrinkles what should i do....