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Old 10-25-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
polly
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hi, polly here. I wish to learn aikido, i am 46years old. Can i still practice aikido.
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:42 PM   #2
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Re: hello

Kabayan, Welcome,
I started when I was 44yrs and I even have to get my doctor's approval (because I have a herniated disc) before I was able to join. I'm enjoying it and been at it for over two years now. The ukemi, (forward and backward rolls) were a little rough at first but I'm getting better at it. You'll find that if you get into a good dojo with good instructors, you will have a blast.

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Old 10-26-2006, 09:26 PM   #3
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Re: hello

Polly,

I am 43 years old, and I started training five years ago. One of our most senior instructors did not begin training until he was 56 (I think), and he still teaches and trains at age 78. Assuming you are basically healthy (ask your doctor if you are not sure), I would not worry about age. Go for it.

Dave
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:35 AM   #4
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Re: hello

I started at 44.
12 years ago.
Relax, breath, and enjoy yourself.
Welcome to the mat.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:14 AM   #5
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Re: hello

My sensei is in his fifties, and he's amazing. Just do what you are able to do, and try to improve. Have fun.

"The only difference between Congress and drunken sailors is that drunken sailors spend their own money." -Tom Feeney, representative from Florida
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