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Old 12-17-2010, 03:58 PM   #3
Marc Abrams
Dojo: Aikido Arts of Shin Budo Kai/ Bedford Hills, New York
Location: New York
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,302
Re: Age differences in class

My adult class has an age range from 14 years old (freshman in high school) to 71 years old (md- still in active practice). I find that the teens need extra guidance in how to be an uke. Everyone gets along really well for the most part. The 50's crowd tend to act as mentors for the teens. It is a genuinely good learning environment for everybody. I spend a lot of time, energy and effort toward creating and maintaining an integrated, training community.

Marc Abrams
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