I am a lurker, just getting brave enough to post. I am 43, and recently discovered I like martial arts. I originally signed up my 3 kids, ages 17m, 14f, and 8f, mostly to get them out of the house, but also for self defense. I thought it looked fun and like a good workout ( I am very overweight), and after a couple free trial classes, I joined too. We study kuoshu aiki jitsu. We are participating in a demo the first weekend of June, I am so nervous! I still haven't found a decent fitting gi for my oldest daughter and I. For now we wear black scrub pants and black shirts, sensei approved of course. I look forward to joining in more here.