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Old 11-08-2006, 09:52 PM   #26
Jill N
Dojo: K-W Ki Aikido (Kitchener, Ont)
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Re: The age old question...too old to start?

Started at 39, still practicing at 51. Never looked back. I'll get it right one of these days.
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Old 11-10-2006, 07:41 AM   #27
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Re: The age old question...too old to start?

I started Aikido at 30, my teacher (4th Dan) at 32, a friend (4th dan) at 35. Age is somewhat irrelevant. You want to learn? O Sensei said that training ground begins where you stand right now so take advantage of every moment!
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:22 AM   #28
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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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Old 11-11-2006, 06:44 AM   #29
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Re: The age old question...too old to start?

Hi Blas, I noticed your user name is ChibaFan, so I take it you are a fan of Chiba Sensei? If that is so, you have some excellent choices in your neck of the woods.

Pacific Coast Aikikai
Chief Instructor: Daniel Kempling
10478 Resthaven Drive
Sidney, B.C. Canada V8L 3H7
250.656-7979 FAX 250.655-2690

Mountain Coast Aikikai
Chief Instructor: Jobe Groot Dojo Location Mail To
8859 Selkirk Street
Vancouver, B. C. Canada V6P 4J6
604.737.7395 Box 535 - 3495 Cambie St.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R3
Canada

I have never seen Groot Sensei, but Daniel Kempling is wonderful!
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Old 11-19-2006, 04:42 PM   #30
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Re: The age old question...too old to start?

Quote:
Rachel Massey wrote:
Hi Blas, I noticed your user name is ChibaFan, so I take it you are a fan of Chiba Sensei? If that is so, you have some excellent choices in your neck of the woods.

Pacific Coast Aikikai
Chief Instructor: Daniel Kempling
10478 Resthaven Drive
Sidney, B.C. Canada V8L 3H7
250.656-7979 FAX 250.655-2690

Mountain Coast Aikikai
Chief Instructor: Jobe Groot Dojo Location Mail To
8859 Selkirk Street
Vancouver, B. C. Canada V6P 4J6
604.737.7395 Box 535 - 3495 Cambie St.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R3
Canada

I have never seen Groot Sensei, but Daniel Kempling is wonderful!
Oi, this is a bit embarrassing for me
I haven't read about Chiba Sensei, but my user name has to do with Sonny Chiba, the Japanese action star. I'm a big fan
But I will certainly go and check out your suggestions.

Aikido Yoshinkai Burnaby seems like a wonderful choice, but I will need to think about the distances and all that, so I will visit every good option.

Thank you very much, Rachel
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Old 11-21-2006, 05:04 AM   #31
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Re: The age old question...too old to start?

I just retired from the US Marine Corps at 59 ( after 30 yrs) and I just starting this new discipline, can't wait, Looking for something close to Wilmette Il. 60091, any and all info appreciated
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:01 AM   #32
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Re: The age old question...too old to start?

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Frank Valdes wrote:
I just retired from the US Marine Corps at 59 ( after 30 yrs) and I just starting this new discipline, can't wait, Looking for something close to Wilmette Il. 60091, any and all info appreciated
Hello!
I just did a search for you, and found this,.,

http://www.americanaikido.com/Chicago%20Dojo.htm

It's probably very close to you, so I hope that helps,

Take care!
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