Re: Poll: Is aikido suitable for absolutely everyone to learn?
I agree with Drew Gardner and others. As much as I would like to say it is for everyone - certainly in keeping with O Sensai's desire - reality is brutal; there are some who can not, or will not, participate. My son is a special needs student and will never participate. Participation is required.
But this is not to say that Aikido can't include all people and all things. It, and we, can embrace all things. The philosphy does. It's the training that doesn't.