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Old 25-Dec-2016, 07:58 PM
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Resuming MA training

Hi guys, I started training northern shaolin again a month ago after not training for a few years. It definitely feels great and I'm not sure why I stopped in the first place (life, family, work, studies, money, kids, excuses? lol)

I'm 35 years old, and I've exercised since as far back as I can remember. What I've been doing all this time that I did not train martial arts per se is, stretching, calisthenics, jogging, etc. I'm glad I did because coming back to martial arts classes was not that tough

There's tons of great info and people in here so I'll get to reading!
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Old 25-Dec-2016, 08:01 PM
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Old 25-Dec-2016, 08:03 PM
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Old 25-Dec-2016, 08:19 PM
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Welcome to MAP! Glad to have you here!

I would respectfully suggest that if coming back to MA classes "wasn't that tough" you aren't pushing yourself hard enough though. There is a story at my school of a student asking our GM when the training got easier. His response was something like (massive paraphrasing - but this is the just of it), if you are training properly and always pushing yourself, never.

For one thing, have lower stances.
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Old 26-Dec-2016, 08:47 PM
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Welcome to MAP. Glad you got back on the path.
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Old 27-Dec-2016, 07:57 PM
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Welcome to MAP! Glad to have you here!

I would respectfully suggest that if coming back to MA classes "wasn't that tough" you aren't pushing yourself hard enough though. There is a story at my school of a student asking our GM when the training got easier. His response was something like (massive paraphrasing - but this is the just of it), if you are training properly and always pushing yourself, never.

For one thing, have lower stances.
You are darn right dude, I'm glad you pointed that out, I'll work harder. That being said, it was a bit tougher today, one hour of forms, tun da, shaolin 6, very nice form.

Thank you everyone for the warm welcome.
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