Joining a sports club as an adult

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    Joining a sports club as an adult

    I personally have no experience with any kinds of sports. The only form of exercise I've ever had has been PE lessons, and then Darebee programs. I have been really really enjoying both Combat HITT, and now Fighter's Codex that I am working through, and my town has a Taekwondo club I was thinking of maybe joining up.

    And that is kind of where the issue lies. My only experience has been the Darebee programs and I feel kind of stupid for joining up as an adult with no experience in it when they will all have been doing it for years and obviously need way less guidance. Beyond that, just at random joining a pre-formed group feels downright scary, because in general new things are scary. It would be easier with a friend, but the only one I could ask is very experienced in Taekwondo and dislikes the people in the club, so it is not really an option.

    Any tips for getting over that fear? Have you guys ever experienced something similar?

    #2
    I've thought about joining a group multiple times but always chicken out, so ideas on how to do this/experiences would maybe help me too!

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      #3
      I wouldn’t say that they’ve all been doing it for years as adults. I know that a number of dance studios have adult classes for beginners so I would think it would be the same for martial arts studios. You could always call and inquire, maybe check out a couple of schools to see if there is one you like the feel of more.

      Many places will even let you try a class free or for a vastly reduced price to see if it’s for you. Everyone starts somewhere and not everyone was given the opportunity to start as a child (I say all this as someone who started classical dance at 19).

      My motto is “It’s always a no if you don’t ask.” So go for it!

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        #4
        Hi! I've joined several martial arts clubs as an adult over the years, most recently in my mid-thirties.

        Everyone comes in as a newbie. Anyone who is being honest remembers being the new person who suddenly can't tell their feet apart.

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          #5
          I have discovered a bunch of sports and exercise in my 40s that I always felt too awkward to do when younger. No point to worry about it too much, just go out and do it

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