The following post by Jorge Garcia is excerpted from a thread currently in progress in the Aikido Journal forums:
“You’re not too old but you need to know what to expect. I am 52 now and doing great. I can run almost anyone in the dojo into the ground and I train every day of the year. I have been injured but I just protect the injury and keep going.
Having said that, I started when I was 38 and out of shape. I experienced dizziness when learning to roll and that continued for many months. I was frequently exhausted and had to stop. Everything in my body hurt and I always had some form of pain in my body up until last year. These were pains that moved around and I just hurt. My shins, feet, heels, forearms, back and ankles hurt- in short – everything.”
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