I am forty and still thinking of taking up Aikido. Thing is, some of those throws look a bit difficult. Has there ever been on record anyone who has rolled and broken their neck on a first uke?
I don't want to be the first!
I think I can do it, if I take it gently at first. You can only know when you try, I suppose. I don't want to leave it any longer. Aikido may be regarded as 'soft', but some of those throws are fantastic! I don't definitely don't want to leave it until i'm fifty, or even forty five. It's now or never.
I'm not planning on using Ki to make me fly through the air and land on my feet, so no sarcasm, please!
if you wanna try it, just be relax,be yourself, and mostly, streching is most important. everyone can pratice the art of aikido.
Goodluck to you!