From What I Know
The Musings of a Karate Guy
No. That’s an easy one to answer AND I don’t even need to know your age. Our approach to Kyokushin karate makes training accessible to men and women of all ages and stages of life. Our conditioning is carefully planned out so that everyone is pushed to another level, regardless of their age as intensity is the usual goal, NOT a set number of repetitions.
In fact, more years under your belt has some tremendous advantages. The first that comes to mind is that you are much more in-tune and aware of your body and moving through space. This is something that, with a few exceptions, only comes with age due to neurological and biological developmental milestones.
Another advantage is that as we get older, our goals become more clearly defined. Want to become a champion fighter? I can definitely help you. Want to just become active and more fit? I can definitely help you. Want to be a part of a team/tribe? I can definitely help you!
One more bonus to beginning your training as an adult is that...well...it’s cheaper than therapy! While I might smile typing that, I am completely serious. The benefits of being part of a community of like-minded people who are all there working toward their goals...you just can’t put a price on the impact that can have. Research shows that regular physical exercise is beneficial for the body AND the mind.
So are you too old? Nope. You’re not.
By the way...the oldest member of our dojo is 70...and he works his ass off every single day. Oh, he also hits like a dump truck.
See you in the dojo.