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steveb 03-22-2006 01:02 AM

Another newbie from England
 
Hello to everyone on here.

Last night I had my first lesson in Aikido!! I know im a late comer to this at 35 but felt I was as the right time in my life to start learning. Is there ever a late time or early time to begin?

I was very nervous to begin with but Sensei Ben made me feel at ease straight away and explained all the things I was doing and not doing correctly. More the not doing correctly more than good ones.
I had this idea that Aikido was so gentle and flowed from one move to another and would seem easier than other martial arts. Oh how wrong was I.....

Gliding your feet across the floor, falling safely and trying to coordinate my arms and hands at the same time? How hard can it be? Wow. It was moving in more ways than one!!! I loved it and after 2 hours, wanted more and more. A kid in a sweet shop all over again.

I can't wait for my next lesson and to read more of the spiritual side of Aikido too. It really felt as if it was falling into place ( so to speak ) by the time it had finished.

I'm so happy I took the first steps on this long road.

Steve :)

Mark Freeman 03-22-2006 03:26 AM

Re: Another newbie from England
 
Hi Steve,

welcome to the world of aikido!

I started about the same age as you, and I often wonder what I would have been like now if I hadn't taken it up!

You have taken the first (and possibly most brave) step on a never ending road, enjoy the journey. :)

NixNa 03-22-2006 08:17 AM

Re: Another newbie from England
 
Welcome Steve! I'm sure many here will tell u that 35 is not too old an age to start, it is infact correct. Keep training and train safe, hope u'll enjoy Aikido :)

akiy 03-22-2006 09:58 AM

Re: Another newbie from England
 
Hi Steve,

Welcome to AikiWeb.

-- Jun

James Davis 03-22-2006 10:17 AM

Re: Another newbie from England
 
Good to hear from you, Steve. :)

Aikido has done great things for me, and has improved my life considerably; I'm glad you've started. Good luck, and good training. :D

pezalinski 03-22-2006 10:24 AM

Re: Another newbie from England
 
Welcome aboard, Steve!

Michael O'Brien 03-22-2006 03:56 PM

Re: Another newbie from England
 
Welcome Steve,

35 is still plenty young to enjoy this long and fruitful journey in your life. Welcome from Nashville, Tn.

steveb 03-23-2006 01:24 AM

Re: Another newbie from England
 
Thank you for the welcome. I am beginning to feel at ease and home now.

I had my second lesson last night and really felt as if i was getting somewhere with it all. Actually remembering things now. Didn't feel such like a true beginner.

Really look forward to chatting to you all again soon.

Steve.

;)

merlynn 03-26-2006 04:10 AM

Re: Another newbie from England
 
Quote:

Steve Baughan wrote:
Hello to everyone on here.

Last night I had my first lesson in Aikido!! I know im a late comer to this at 35 but felt I was as the right time in my life to start learning. Is there ever a late time or early time to begin?

I was very nervous to begin with but Sensei Ben made me feel at ease straight away and explained all the things I was doing and not doing correctly. More the not doing correctly more than good ones.
I had this idea that Aikido was so gentle and flowed from one move to another and would seem easier than other martial arts. Oh how wrong was I.....

Gliding your feet across the floor, falling safely and trying to coordinate my arms and hands at the same time? How hard can it be? Wow. It was moving in more ways than one!!! I loved it and after 2 hours, wanted more and more. A kid in a sweet shop all over again.

I can't wait for my next lesson and to read more of the spiritual side of Aikido too. It really felt as if it was falling into place ( so to speak ) by the time it had finished.

I'm so happy I took the first steps on this long road.

Steve :)

lol mate and here was me thinking i was too old to start doing aikido and i was only 27 when i started! my opinion is your never too old heck there a guy in one of the dojos i go to hes 65 and hes been doing it for 2 yers so it just goes to prove your never too old any way welcome to the world of aikido and welcome to aikiweb good luck with your training


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