Hello, I'm GeneC. 49yrs old, living/working in LasVegas and just starting my journey in Aikido. I've been studying martial arts for most of my life, including boxing, Shotokan karate( while stationed at Iwakuni, Japan), Jeet Kune Do, Tae Kwon Do and MMA-Muay Tai kickboxing and Brazilian Jujitsu, just 5 yrs ago. A torn ACL ended that run. Now, at this point in my life (2 wks ago I was in the hospital with a mild heart attack. No damage to heart or arteries, just high BP, cholesterol, stress, anxiety, etc. I'm on meds now and feel better than I have in years), I feel the need to find my Chi and unify my body,mind and spirit. I'm practicing Tai Chi and Aikido. I have learned much since I've been here and hope to be here a good long time, God willing.