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Old 08-21-2013, 01:15 PM   #8
Linda Eskin
 
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Re: Aikido Focused on Seniors

This is definitely an area of interest for me. As one who discovered Aikido in my mid-40s, and has gotten tremendous benefit from training, I would love to find ways to share it. I have told people, in discussions of how effective my technique might be "on the street" that the real "self defense" benefit for me (and it's only a minor benefit, compared to the rest, I think) is in learning how to move and fall, and in developing the core strength and balance to avoid falling. I aspire to be old someday. I'd like to be old and strong and sound. :-)

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