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    Yeah, another newb

    Hello All,

    Since I most definitely fall into the parameters of a newb, I think I'm contractually obligated to throw up on of those OMG~! I CAN HAS BJJ! posts, right? Fine...

    Well, my last physical was something of an epiphany for me, especially when the Doc said I would be looking at some very serious medical conditions in my future if I did not change my ways and immediately at that. At the time, my diet was atrocious and the closest thing I did that resembled exercise was get up out of bed. My fitness level was somewhere between pork-rind engorged invalid and a corpse.

    Thanks for having me and I look forward to joining in on the discussion.

    * I am in no way besmirching Combat Hapkido or anyone who trains in it. The particular school I checked out wanted a school registration fee, international federation joining fee, pre-belt testing fee, training manual with accompanying DVD fee, required the purchase of two pairs of officially liscensed training pants and four t-shirts... and to automatically debit my checking account for 12 months. And all of this from a 'Master' who was a good 150-lbs overweight and was digging into a bag of Funyons while he was explaining all of this to me. No thanks...

    Welcome from a fellow newb.

    That story really puts my broken fibula in perspective.

    I was nearly 40 when I started SAMBO, and it's nice to see that there are actually people older than me trying martial arts for the first time. Good luck in your journey.


      Welcome to the forum. Good luck in your training.


        Welcome & best of luck to you BeeLair! I started when I was fourty and dropped from 225 to 175 in my first year (& I have managed to maintain that since).
        It will do that to you as long as you eat right and train plenty.


          I have done HKD since I was a kid, and yes to all the bjj nutriders, I dabble in some BJJ. In my school we require regisration fees when testing for your Black. It varies from school to school Im sure, but the image of that instructor munching on funyuns would be a red flag. Good luck in your training, and dont get discouraged along the way the bjj community can be harsh at times, but as they say iron sharpens iron.


            Welcome to the site.

            You write well, maybe you should look at this thread:

            Also this one for all you old folks!
            Martial Artist Lily Pagle Earns her BJJ Black Belt at age 61.

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              Don't forget to check and see if there's a a Throwdown group in your area, BeeLair.

              Just in case you want to meet up with other Bullies for beer 'n' beatings or do drills or something.

              Welcome aboard.


                Welcome to the site and congrats to you for getting off the couch and getting back into physical activity after a very unpleasant sounding accident.



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