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Old 02-10-2011, 04:26 PM   #3
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Re: New To Martial Arts - Aikikai Aikido

Take it easy and listen to your body. It seems like you are in decent shape, so it will make it easier for you to dive in. My husband is in his late 50's and his only problem is his knees. Most instructor's are willing to work with you if you have a health problem or injury that needs to be considered. My advice to you is show up and train. Listen to your body and try not to over do it. You can always swim a little further towards the deep end of the pool, but if you dive right into the deep end and find you can't swim, then it makes things a bit difficult.

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