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Old 11-10-2006, 10:22 AM   #28
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Dojo: Aikido of Petaluma, Petaluma,CA
Join Date: Jan 2003
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Re: The age old question...too old to start?

One of my sempai started training at nearly 40. She is now 77, a sandan, and only stopped training two years ago when she got her hips replaced. One of my teachers started training at nearly 40, is 76, a Yondan, and is still taking the same kind of ukemi as he was thirty years ago.
I starteed at 46 and am testing for 2nd kyu next week after 4 years of training.
No one is too old to start training.


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