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Old 09-06-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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Old dude...

Hi everyone, I am kind of late to start martial arts i think, i am 34 yrs old and never have proper training at all. Well, besides when i was 6 yrs old and took 2 classes of Karate...haha...don't want to count that as i learn anything.

Well, anyway I am going to take my first lesson soon. Hopefully I will not injure myself... like twist my wrist or break my neck.
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:34 PM   #2
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Re: Old dude...

Welcome Ivan.
At what dojo do you plan on taking your first lesson?
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:36 PM   #3
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Re: Old dude...

Hi Ivan,

Welcome to AikiWeb and to aikido.

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Old 09-06-2006, 03:47 PM   #4
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Re: Old dude...

Ivan,

Wow I'm 34 years old and I just started out this week as well. I also took five classes of Karate when I was eight years old. Guess that makes me old and a late starter as well.....better late than never. Good luck.


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Old 09-06-2006, 04:08 PM   #5
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Re: Old dude...

Quote:
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like twist my wrist or break my neck.
You won't twist your wrist or break your neck.... other people will do that for you

Just joking. Listen to your instructors and listen to your body and you'll be fine.

Have fun,

Bronson

"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:48 PM   #6
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Re: Old dude...

Old. 34. Right.

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Old 09-07-2006, 12:29 AM   #7
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Re: Old dude...

Darn! My undershorts are 34 years old!

Michael
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Old 09-07-2006, 02:10 AM   #8
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Really old dude.

I am 53 and just started this July.
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Old 09-07-2006, 02:11 AM   #9
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Re: Old dude...

Quote:
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Darn! My undershorts are 34 years old!
Don't wash them or all the "ki" will come out

Bronson

"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
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Old 09-07-2006, 06:46 AM   #10
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Re: Old dude...

Bronson, at the risk of going off on a tangent, who said the quote you have got as a signature, its really really good. I once met a guy who was 78 and a black belt at tae kwando he started when he was 70 so you all got loads of years left in the tank yet.

"No matter your pretence, you are what you are and nothing more." - Kenshiro Abbe Shihan
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Old 09-07-2006, 07:20 AM   #11
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Re: Old dude...

I started Aikido at 44, and will be 56 next month.
Welcome.

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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 09-07-2006, 07:50 AM   #12
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Re: Old dude...

Quote:
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Welcome Ivan.
At what dojo do you plan on taking your first lesson?
Since i live in South Florida, I properly will take the classes from the Aikido of Palm Beach County. They are the nearest from my home. You know, it is not a lot of Dojo around here, especially in Broward County. And I found out a lot of the martial arts schools were folded! i try all those numbers from the yellowpages most of them are not working, wonder why....
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Old 09-07-2006, 08:01 AM   #13
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"Old Dude"you are still young...wait till your 60+ then you might consider yourself to be maturing,as
for Aikido take it easy,you will last alot longer and have more fun and less injuries...
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