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Old 10-08-2004, 10:27 PM   #1
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Question What age did you start Aikido ?

I'm 26 years old And will hopefully be starting my training in about a month. I was wondering if anyone else started their training in their mid 20's ? And how long you have trained.

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Old 10-08-2004, 11:41 PM   #2
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Re: What age did you start Aikido ?

I started training Aikido about four months ago, and I am 24 years old. This is the only martial art experience I have yet had, and I absolutely love it! I hope you enjoy it!
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Old 10-08-2004, 11:43 PM   #3
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Re: What age did you start Aikido ?

I too started aikido at 26, just passed my eighth year last month. Wow, how time flies

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Old 10-08-2004, 11:46 PM   #4
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Re: What age did you start Aikido ?

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I'm 26 years old And will hopefully be starting my training in about a month. I was wondering if anyone else started their training in their mid 20's ? And how long you have trained.

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Sean
Yep - mid 20's. Haven't done it for a while, but will eventually go back to it.
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Old 10-09-2004, 12:59 AM   #5
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Re: What age did you start Aikido ?

Started in my university days (early twenties), 9 years later still loving it.

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Old 10-09-2004, 01:09 AM   #6
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I started at 29. I'm 34, now.

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Old 10-09-2004, 03:17 AM   #7
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I was 26 when I stumbled into Aikido, about four year ago.
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Old 10-09-2004, 03:32 AM   #8
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Re: What age did you start Aikido ?

I started a few weeks ago and i`m also 26 years old...
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Old 10-09-2004, 05:15 AM   #9
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im 24 started aikido at 23,i love it
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Old 10-09-2004, 07:20 AM   #10
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Re: What age did you start Aikido ?

23 or 24, had a gap but have been doing it about 15 years total. I'm 55 now. Still loving it.
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Old 10-09-2004, 07:48 AM   #11
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Re: What age did you start Aikido ?

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I'm 26 years old And will hopefully be starting my training in about a month. I was wondering if anyone else started their training in their mid 20's ? And how long you have trained.

Thanks
Sean
Hello Sean,

Why "hopefully"? Is there a problem?

I began when I was 25 in 1969 and I am still training. However, from hindsight, I really wish I had started earlier\as they all say.

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Old 10-09-2004, 08:02 AM   #12
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Re: What age did you start Aikido ?

Started at 21, after 4 years of Ju Jitsu I moved and couldn't find a good Ju Jitsu school so I started in Aikido. "Late 40's" now.

Told my father I was sorry he didn't drag us to a dojo earlier.

Not a problem with my kids, one's in karate, one in judo.

Sean - if you are in Albuquerque and you take a look at the Shin Budo Kai dojo tell them I said hello.
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Old 10-09-2004, 08:15 AM   #13
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Started just over a year ago, at 16.
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Old 10-09-2004, 08:38 AM   #14
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Re: What age did you start Aikido ?

Hi all:

I started at 39 years old. (10 years ago). I wish I had started earlier, but I don't regret starting, and I think I get just as much out of aikido as the young pups, just different. I must admit, I don't like to do the big breakfalls, 'cause I pay for it for a few days afterwards, and life gives me enough aches and pains without adding to it. (yes, I know how to do them, and I don't wimp out if it is needed) Anyhow, I encourage anyone to start and to practice to their own tolerance level. I think it is good for everyone to practice with as diverse a group of folks as possible.
PS- my son started at age 7 and he is still on the mat at 17.

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Old 10-09-2004, 08:44 AM   #15
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I started at 30. I'm 40 now. I've been doing some form of MA's since I was 10.
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Old 10-09-2004, 09:48 AM   #16
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Re: What age did you start Aikido ?

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Hello Sean,

Why "hopefully"? Is there a problem?

I began when I was 25 in 1969 and I am still training. However, from hindsight, I really wish I had started earlier\as they all say.

Best regards,
The hopefully is because I have to be appoved for training at the Dojo in my area.

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Old 10-09-2004, 09:53 AM   #17
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Started at 21, after 4 years of Ju Jitsu I moved and couldn't find a good Ju Jitsu school so I started in Aikido. "Late 40's" now.

Told my father I was sorry he didn't drag us to a dojo earlier.

Not a problem with my kids, one's in karate, one in judo.

Sean - if you are in Albuquerque and you take a look at the Shin Budo Kai dojo tell them I said hello.
Larry

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Old 10-09-2004, 10:09 AM   #18
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Re: What age did you start Aikido ?

Started at 2 X 22 = 44. Been training 3 X week for 10 years.

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Old 10-09-2004, 10:58 AM   #19
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Re: What age did you start Aikido ?

I started at 24 and just passed my one-year anniversary about a month ago, but it barely feels like a week has gone by. Like everyone else I wish I'd have started earlier but if it wasn't the right time I wouldn't be sticking with it.

Hopefully I'll be practicing for the rest of my life.
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Old 10-09-2004, 01:13 PM   #20
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Re: What age did you start Aikido ?

I started at age 14 and am now 28. Nearing 15 years in the art, and I have the pleasure of being one of the very few of my Sensei's original students left around. It's kind of a strange feeling at 28 years of age being considered one of the "old men" of the dojo.

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Old 10-09-2004, 03:06 PM   #21
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I started at the turn of the milenium at an young age of 51! Still trying to do it all! Don't plan on slowing down till I get older.
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Old 10-09-2004, 03:45 PM   #22
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started at 24 now 25
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Old 10-09-2004, 03:56 PM   #23
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Re: What age did you start Aikido ?

I began my training at the age of 19. That was just under 2 years ago. You're never too old to begin learning.

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Old 10-09-2004, 03:59 PM   #24
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Re: What age did you start Aikido ?

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I began my training at the age of 19....
Me too..... that was exactly 5 years ago.
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Old 10-09-2004, 04:28 PM   #25
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I started about 2 years and a half...when I was 27.
And it's a train with one-way ticket only....
I'm starting to prepare my 3rd Kyu exam...(hopefully by end of this year/ begining of next year).
What I see is that most of us started way passed our mid 20's...do we changed our way of thinking about life at that age??
Also Aikido is my first martial art experience...
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