Re: Newbie thoughts - think back your early years - what comes to your mind?
"If you think back your first times in Aikido class, what comes to your mind?"
Ball games haha but i was pretty young when i started
"When you think about somebody with large amount of muscle mass starting aikido, is there any advice you would like to give?"
try not to use your muscles too much and the most important thing of all, enjoy what your doing