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I agree with most of the others, in that if someone said, "You can't do that" I would look at them with a quizzical expression and be on my merry way. People have started their own martial arts because they were told "you can't do that" in what ever style they were practicing. In something like MMA you borrow from all schools. I am not really belted but ...


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Suddenly we are told we can't do that As mentioned by Wudang Kid, whaaaatt??!!! Nobody - absolutely nobody - can tell you to not practice any specific kata etc. Even if you are practicing a specialised form that someone has protected as their intellectual property, the most they can do is stop you from teaching it to others (i.e. they can stop you from ...


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It would really depend on what you look like at 61. If you're in really great shape, you have a much larger pool of martial arts to pick from. If you're not in particularly great shape (but still able to punch someone's lights out), your options are much more limited. Ironically, given your last sentence, Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do might actually be a good ...


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As far as styles "geared for" older people, I don't know any. I do not believe Tai Chi was created for old people specifically. But there are styles that older people can do, which is not to say they will do them better than a younger, more athletic person. AIKIDO Sounds like you want an internal martial art but dislike the flavor of Chinese martial ...


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Cold/hot flush Here's a trick I learned from a coach & sports medicine expert - after a workout, soak cold for 10 minutes then soak hot/warm after. I started doing that and found my own soreness reduced by 2/3rds (of course, pain is subjective so...) He typically dumped his players into a tub with ice, I'm not as hardcore so I just use a cold bath ...


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First of all, I think you can shop around in your local area and try to find schools that share your mindset. Chances are there are some. You just have to talk with the instructors and see what the classes are like. I'm not exactly sure how karate has changed over the years to become more violent, as you noticed. To me, it looks like it hasn't changed at ...



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