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Sailor Doug 01-01-2021 08:36 PM

Just an old dog learning new tricks.
 
Thanks for letting me join the group. From around 3-4 years old until the age of about 20, I had trained in boxing, Taekwondo, Karate and, Jeet Kune Do. After a 20+ year hiatus, at the ripe old age of 41, I began learning Aikido (Yoshinkan). This all began last September and I just earned my 8th Kyu (Yellow Belt) on December 22nd. It has taken a lot to accept that I needed to be a clean slate; that what I had learned in my youth was not applicable. I had to check my male ego at the door and that has been a great learning experience for me. I've caught the Aikido bug and can't get enough. I'm also excited to have this great community available to draw knowledge and experiences from. Cheers!

-Doug

shizentai 01-01-2021 09:52 PM

Re: Just an old dog learning new tricks.
 
Congrats on your first ranking.

Steven 01-05-2021 12:56 PM

Re: Just an old dog learning new tricks.
 
Congratulations on your first ranking and welcome to the family. :)

Quote:

Douglas MacAulay wrote: (Post 355097)
Thanks for letting me join the group. From around 3-4 years old until the age of about 20, I had trained in boxing, Taekwondo, Karate and, Jeet Kune Do. After a 20+ year hiatus, at the ripe old age of 41, I began learning Aikido (Yoshinkan). This all began last September and I just earned my 8th Kyu (Yellow Belt) on December 22nd. It has taken a lot to accept that I needed to be a clean slate; that what I had learned in my youth was not applicable. I had to check my male ego at the door and that has been a great learning experience for me. I've caught the Aikido bug and can't get enough. I'm also excited to have this great community available to draw knowledge and experiences from. Cheers!

-Doug



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