Re: Poll: If a 50 year old person came into your aikido dojo and said that they would
Last year I had a 55 year old student with an artificial leg show up to start class, When he asked if he can take class, the word NO was in my mouth ready to come out. But instead I said, "if you're willing to try it, then so am I".
In this case, I may ask them what they think Shihan is and try to give them realistic expectations. But I would probably not discourage them from taking class.