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09-06-2006, 03:28 PM
Hi everyone, I am kind of late to start martial arts i think, i am 34 yrs old and never have proper training at all. Well, besides when i was 6 yrs old and took 2 classes of Karate...haha...don't want to count that as i learn anything.

Well, anyway I am going to take my first lesson soon. Hopefully I will not injure myself... like twist my wrist or break my neck. :rolleyes:

09-06-2006, 03:34 PM
Welcome Ivan.
At what dojo do you plan on taking your first lesson?

09-06-2006, 03:36 PM
Hi Ivan,

Welcome to AikiWeb and to aikido.

-- Jun

09-06-2006, 03:47 PM

Wow I'm 34 years old and I just started out this week as well. I also took five classes of Karate when I was eight years old. Guess that makes me old :sorry: and a late starter as well.....better late than never. Good luck.


09-06-2006, 04:08 PM
like twist my wrist or break my neck.

You won't twist your wrist or break your neck.... other people will do that for you :D

Just joking. Listen to your instructors and listen to your body and you'll be fine.

Have fun,


09-06-2006, 08:48 PM
Old. 34. Right.

Michael Hackett
09-07-2006, 12:29 AM
Darn! My undershorts are 34 years old!

09-07-2006, 02:10 AM
Really old dude.

I am 53 and just started this July.

09-07-2006, 02:11 AM
Darn! My undershorts are 34 years old!

Don't wash them or all the "ki" will come out ;) :yuck:


Steve Mullen
09-07-2006, 06:46 AM
Bronson, at the risk of going off on a tangent, who said the quote you have got as a signature, its really really good. I once met a guy who was 78 and a black belt at tae kwando he started when he was 70 so you all got loads of years left in the tank yet.

09-07-2006, 07:20 AM
I started Aikido at 44, and will be 56 next month.

09-07-2006, 07:50 AM
Welcome Ivan.
At what dojo do you plan on taking your first lesson?

Since i live in South Florida, I properly will take the classes from the Aikido of Palm Beach County. They are the nearest from my home. You know, it is not a lot of Dojo around here, especially in Broward County. And I found out a lot of the martial arts schools were folded! i try all those numbers from the yellowpages most of them are not working, wonder why....

09-07-2006, 08:01 AM
"Old Dude"you are still young...wait till your 60+ then you might consider yourself to be maturing,as
for Aikido take it easy,you will last alot longer and have more fun and less injuries...