Hi forum dwellers,

Here's the obligatory intro. I'm based in Auckland, New Zealand. Love reading the forums and hearing peoples take on various martial arts topics. I've been training in various arts since I was an insecure 16 year old and I'm now 50. I've dabbled in Judo, Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Kung Fu, TKD, Hapkido, Kempo and most recently Tai Chi and Baguazhang.

My peers are joining lawn bowling and patchwork quilt clubs but I still refuse to act my age. Martial arts keep you young at heart. I'm actually the 'young lady' in our Tai Chi class. The oldest is 86. Not so much the Baguazhang class though which is a bit more energetic.

Looking forward to reading other peoples MA experiences.

Alex