Topics: Too young?
I came across your site by accident while Googling some martial arts terms, but have been reading article after article and have found your posts hilarious (while still being respectful of karate and kobudo).
I’m a new student of karate (as a kid I did Judo and Hapkido for a year but didn’t continue because of the distractions of school, etc.). I’m now in my early 40s, with a wife and young son, and decided this past summer that it’s “now or never” so I signed up as a new student at a Shotokan dojo (after seeing a few other schools that didn’t appeal to me for various reasons).
So, since you kindly invite questions, I have just one: Is 43 too “mature” an age to begin the martial arts? I’ve been at it for 4 months now and will be taking my first grading in a month or so. I am apparently doing well for my beginning level (so I am told), but I don’t really care much about belt colours because I figure at my age I probably will never reach black belt level.