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Adrienne

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Hi there--

I studied in the early 60s so I'm older than most of you. My sensei studied under Ueshiba and we only had three belt rankings: white, brown and black. After studying for almost six years, I had achieved a brown belt. Then my sensei returned to Okinawa and unlike the Karate Kid, I couldn't follow.

For the past 30 years, I have been giving classes on self-protection to women and girls, showing them the great abilities they already have and the training they could discover through aikido. Now that I'm almost 62 and have arthritis, I walk with a cane but have no fear of vulnerability. Glad to be on this forum!
 

Tez3

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Welcome to MT! Look forward to reading your posts as I bet you have a wealth of experience! :)
 

terryl965

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Welcome and let me ask you, do you also teach any crane defense since you are using one? The reason is alot of elderly people I know have learn crane defense for protection as well.
 

Sukerkin

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Welcome aboard, Adrienne. It will be a great pleasure to hear from a person of your depth of experience.
 

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Greetings..Finally someone older than I...
 

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