Re: Training over 50
My own take on the 'over fifty' question is to just "keep going". I will be 53 in a few weeks, but I continue my personal practice of 1,000 mae kaiten per month. I also take ukemi from my students so that I can feel how they are doing the technique. I study aikido videos of older teachers and try to 'steal their shortcuts', especially regarding suwari waza. Mary Heiny shihan does suwari waza with as little shikko as possible, for example. I hope this answers your curiosity. In gassho.