02-27-2008, 11:30 AM
(This is a duplicate post which I originally posted in General).
Hi, I plan on observing my first class this Saturday and begin training on Monday, but I am concerned about my overall physical condition.
I am 50 yrs. old, not worried about that, but I am 6'2" and weigh 325lbs., which is considered obese. I plan to exercise outside of the dojo to lose weight and get in better shape, but I am wondering how aikido instructors deal with people like me. What can I expect from now until the time when I achieve some weight loss? Any help is appreciated.