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David
01-24-2001, 03:15 PM
What age did you start aikido?

-David

Matthieu
01-24-2001, 03:36 PM
I was 19... How about you?

David
01-24-2001, 03:55 PM
I was 14, the age I am now.

Nick
01-24-2001, 04:00 PM
13, 14 now...

Nick

JJF
01-25-2001, 02:22 AM
At 24. Again at 26 and then again at 30 (my present age)

(first MA-experience at 15 - Shotokan Karate)

Frugal
01-31-2001, 08:38 AM
I was 26

Dana
01-31-2001, 08:55 AM
I started at 25.
:cool:
Dana

ian
01-31-2001, 08:57 AM
I was 16.

Average (mean) age so far is 18.7 years (witha standard deviation of 5.35).

I really must stop using aikiweb and do some work.

Ian

JO
01-31-2001, 11:40 AM
I was 23

Matt
01-31-2001, 12:06 PM
At 21 years. I wish I had started younger.
Matt

Nick
01-31-2001, 12:39 PM
trust me, you always wish you started younger...

Nick

Gerardo A Torres
01-31-2001, 01:28 PM
I was 17 when I started.

Chocolateuke
01-31-2001, 02:04 PM
7th grade I was 13 now am 16

daedalus
01-31-2001, 08:32 PM
one week shy of 16 years old.

sceptoor
01-31-2001, 08:34 PM
Unfortunately, I was 30. I honestly believe I would have started at 20 if I had known that it even existed. When I did learn OF it, I was 25 and had too much on my plate already. I eventually got back to it. Better late than never, I guess.

Erik
01-31-2001, 09:04 PM
23

Speireag
01-31-2001, 09:37 PM
I started at 16, but then I developed the bad habit of moving to places where there was no Aikido. Now I'm 31, and I'm happy to say that I have an excellent dojo near where I've settled permanently. Better later than never.

-Speireag.

aarjan
02-01-2001, 01:33 AM
I was 28 (30 years and 2 days now)

JJF
02-01-2001, 02:03 AM
aarjan wrote:
I was 28 (30 years and 2 days now)
Happy birthday Aarjan :) Just turned 30 myself last june.

DiNalt
02-01-2001, 03:30 AM
JJF wrote:
aarjan wrote:
I was 28 (30 years and 2 days now)
Happy birthday Aarjan :) Just turned 30 myself last june.


For a moment there I thought Aarjan is 58.

Matt Banks
02-01-2001, 03:38 AM
I started as a sperm utilising ,irimingage to enter the egg.

That probably was not very funny... sorry.




Matt Banks

Greg Jennings
02-01-2001, 05:00 PM
David wrote:
What age did you start aikido?


32. 38 now. Lost 9 months when I went to grad school.

We have one very promising student who started at 41.

Aikilove
02-02-2001, 02:07 AM
I was 20, but had trained Ju jutsu before that on and of for som years.

:cool:

Aikidoka2000
02-02-2001, 09:22 AM
Matt Banks wrote:
I started as a sperm utilising ,irimingage to enter the egg.

That probably was not very funny... sorry.




Matt Banks

No, It was!
LOL! :)
-Tomu

Mike Collins
02-02-2001, 09:57 AM
I started when I was 32, about a month after I quit smoking. I had gained a ton of weight, and had gotten very aggressive, and needed a way to vent some of that funky energy.

I'm 43 now, and the body, I swear, is in worse shape now than it was when I started, but I think I'm paying a special pennance for a dissolute youth, rather than suffering from any glorious Aikido injuries.

I felt like the old guy when I started, and I aint feeling any younger. Unfortunately, most if not all of my sempai and my teacher are older than me, and most are in pretty good shape, so my excuses have to be other than age related.

I wish I'd started Aikido at a younger age, or at least been better to my body when I was young. Wasn't it Mark Twain who said " If I'd known I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself"? Or was that WC Fields?

TomCat
02-02-2001, 10:54 AM
I didn't start untill two months shy of 38, and Aikido was my first empty-hand MA. It is only too late to start if you are already in the grave.

Tom

cbiazak
02-02-2001, 07:30 PM
I had just turned 18... three years ago.