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    Matt

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    Hello Everybody (Original hey?)

    Post by Matt on Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:17 am

    Hi all,

    My name is Matt Viall and at 32 am very new to the world of Martial Arts (MA).

    I have always found excuses in the past not to try MA and these have ranged from:

    a) I should have started younger and am now too old
    b) I don't know which one to do
    c) I am not fit enough
    d) I don't want to start at the back of the class and look like a wally etc etc

    I could go on as I am very practiced at finding reasons not to do things.

    I am lucky though as I have a fantastic 'little' brother Joe who has always been very persistant in trying to get me into something that he really enjoys and believes in. Joe is a talented guy and gets a lot of benefit from MMA so after much encouragement I finally dragged my lazy body to a session at Tony and Alan's FFMA in Woodmancote, nr Cheltenham.

    For those that know Tony, Alan and their instructors (Joe, Ed, Ross, Steve and Emma) you will know what a great, open, friendly club they run and although I have never been so completely dead on my feet as I have at their sessions (the only workout my abs got previously was sucking my stomach in) I can honestly say I really enjoy it. The buzz you get from hard work is very rewarding.

    I have now been for 3 months and the pay off in terms of fitness, confidence, shape and general well being is great. I only wish I had worried less about looking like a wally and started years ago...

    All the best,

    Matt
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    Al Peasland
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    Re: Hello Everybody (Original hey?)

    Post by Al Peasland on Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:20 am

    Hi Matt

    Great to have you on here. I've now been training for 22 years (I do have the occasional break to catch my breath though!!)
    And I am still constantly learning - always taking myself to the back of the class and looking the wally.
    So you're not on your own mate - it's the best way to learn

    And you've got the best possible people around you to bring out your true potential.

    Nice to have you on here.

    Take care

    Al Laughing
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    bobspour

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    Re: Hello Everybody (Original hey?)

    Post by bobspour on Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:59 am

    Hi Matt

    great to see you on the forum...

    Start ending those messages and questions in.

    Best Wishes

    Bob
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    Mick Tully
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    Re: Hello Everybody (Original hey?)

    Post by Mick Tully on Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:27 am

    Welcome onboard mate
    you are training with 2 of the best/nicest guys in the biz
    all the best
    mick x

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    Re: Hello Everybody (Original hey?)

    Post by Guest on Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:52 pm

    Hey Matt

    We can safely say you are in very good hands mate,
    had the pleasure of training with Alan when he done the masterclass, and a true gent and as for Tony, well what can be said. one of the best guys there is to train with a true friend and gentleman and a leading light within the self defence circles for all who know him.

    Glad you took the plunge mate, keep enjoying and we all keep learning mate, as the old guy Al will testify to Very Happy

    Sorry Al mate, couldnt resist lol.

    Regards
    Craig
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    Al Peasland
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    Re: Hello Everybody (Original hey?)

    Post by Al Peasland on Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:24 pm

    Old????

    Since when was 22 old???

    What a Face

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    Re: Hello Everybody (Original hey?)

    Post by Guest on Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:12 pm

    so you were training with Geoff since you were 2 mate?

    damn.... some guys just started younger and younger these days

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    Al Peasland
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    Re: Hello Everybody (Original hey?)

    Post by Al Peasland on Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:47 pm

    Actually, have been training 22 years so started training the moment I was born!

    But when you live in Coventry, thats how tough you need to be Twisted Evil

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    Re: Hello Everybody (Original hey?)

    Post by Guest on Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:08 pm

    Dont need to tell me twice mate lol.
    Lived here all my life, didnt start training that early though. some people just seem to always get a head start lol.

    Rolling Eyes
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    Alan Macdonald

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    Re: Hello Everybody (Original hey?)

    Post by Alan Macdonald on Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:22 pm

    Hey Matt and welcome. Great site this is and as Bob says, get sending in those fresh viewpoints and questions.

    See you later.
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    bobspour

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    Re: Hello Everybody (Original hey?)

    Post by bobspour on Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:19 pm

    ...I started training in 1966!!! Oh My God!!

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    Re: Hello Everybody (Original hey?)

    Post by Guest on Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:32 am

    i was born 10 years later Very Happy
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    Al Peasland
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    Re: Hello Everybody (Original hey?)

    Post by Al Peasland on Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:49 am

    Blimey Bob, That was when God was only a Boy

    Laughing

    Mick told me to say that honest lol!

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