Hi Janet -
I started Aikido when I was 29. I'll be 62 in two days.
That's a nice long journey in the art, Ron! Congratulations!
Reason for my question is that based on talking with a lot of folks in and out of aikido, I find that things I am exploring in aikido are close to issues that some non-aikido folks in my peer group are having. The depth and richness inherent in the art MAY speak more to the older student from the start. A generalization to be sure....