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    Default Laying out

    Seeing as I'm just now getting myself together after a transitional phase, I was wondering if anyone else might have something to offer for this.

    When you've laid off of Kenpo for any amount of time, what is it that gets you back in? How long were you out and what was the hardest thing for you to get back, i.e. flexibility, endurance, strength etc.?
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    I've been out lots of times. I usually just get the feeling that it's time to go back.

    For me, being out anything short of a year doesn't count. When I hurt my knee, I was essentially out for six months, but that didn't even feel like a break.

    The six year break about killed me. When I'm not doing kenpo, I feel like a big ugly lump. Frumpy and boring.

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    Up until about 3 weeks ago I had been out about a little over two years. Relearning the material isn't the hardest part for me its my body not wanting to accept that it isn't moving the same it was when I left. My big issue is flexibility. I have found in the past that if I work on that everything else just seems to take care of itself.

    As for what gets me back into it. I have to agree with Amy, you can only go so long and then it just tells you that it is time to come back.
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    Old saying ...

    Fall down 7 times get up 8.

    Long as you keep going Katie that is the important thing.

    It's a lifelong journey, no rush
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpat01
    When you've laid off of Kenpo for any amount of time, what is it that gets you back in? How long were you out and what was the hardest thing for you to get back, i.e. flexibility, endurance, strength etc.?
    All that and more!

    I've had to lay off several times in the past few years due to medical problems. For me, the first thing I have to do is accept that I'll never be as good as I was, but to look at what I do get out of the martial arts- especially Kenpo. It is a physical, mental and spiritual activity that I enjoy enough to be able to push myself to do. In fact, my biggest problem is not getting carried away and overdoing things.

    I've found that I do have more time and interest now in both the minor details and the internal aspects of Kenpo. That is a good thing.

    I guess, in your case, I'd say don't expect to be where you were when you left off. Maybe look at this as an opportunity to relearn and get more out of your previouse training. A chance to reestablish and strengthen your base.

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    thanks y'all... such good advice. This is why I love it here.
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    And about forgiveness, we're both supposed to have exchanged
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    Keep posting. It's great to hear your input!

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    I could come by your work and chastise you in front of everyone.

    I lose flexibility quick. Must be all the gristle. That's always the hardest thing for me to maintain and get back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpat01
    Seeing as I'm just now getting myself together after a transitional phase, I was wondering if anyone else might have something to offer for this.

    When you've laid off of Kenpo for any amount of time, what is it that gets you back in? How long were you out and what was the hardest thing for you to get back, i.e. flexibility, endurance, strength etc.?
    Usually when I am at school I can not practice as much as I want to. I takes a few good actual classes (not teaching) to get me back to my prime
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    Bring it on CC!!! They'd probably all laugh at me with you and then drag us down to the Hummingbird for a Guiness or Scotch. Gosh, I love my job!!!
    "Second chances they don't never matter, people never change
    Once a whore you're nothing more i'm sorry that'll never change
    And about forgiveness, we're both supposed to have exchanged
    I'm sorry honey, but i'm passing up, now look this way...*" --Paramore "Misery Business"


    (*this is where a punch would be landed)

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