ARE YOU TOO OLD FOR MARTIAL ARTS?

Argue for your limitations and sure enough they’re yours (Richard Bach)

Have you ever thought?  “I wish I’d taken up martial arts when I was younger”

Have you ever thought?  “It’s too late for me to start now”

In my classes I’ve had people in their early 20’s tell me that they wish they’d started at an earlier age. To me that’s a very young age but I understand what they mean.

To be a top competitor or elite athlete it’s generally accepted that you must start at an early age. Although this is true in most cases there are many exceptions and a lot of late starters have made it to the top. Continue reading “ARE YOU TOO OLD FOR MARTIAL ARTS?”

MANY WARRIORS ARE INJURED BEFORE THE REAL BATTLE STARTS

 

The level of contact in martial arts is a very controversial subject. Is full contact training necessary to learn to fight well under real pressure? Opinions vary but in my opinion if someone is preparing for a competitive fight or may need to fight flat out as part of their job, such as a door security worker they need to know what being hit full on feels like. They also need to be conditioned to take a hit. Ricky Hatton said in one of his books that the hardest part of coming back after a layoff is learning to take a shot again. Continue reading “MANY WARRIORS ARE INJURED BEFORE THE REAL BATTLE STARTS”