I first started Aikido in 2011 at age 42. I am a qualified plan analyst who works from a home office, am married and have two teenage children. I first trained in Aikido to get myself out of the house, exercising, and for an activity I could share with my son. Now my training is more a drive to see what I can achieve and has taken on more of a community aspect with everyone at the dojo. I greatly enjoy the path aspect of aikido. There really is no final destination you can arrive at, however you continually move along the path as you progress in the art.