Can anyone start aikido?
Yes! That is the great thing about Yoshinkan Aikido. Anyone, irrespective of age or background can train. We do not rely on body strength or size, but emphasize movement, balance and timing. Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of modern aikido, and Gozo Shioda, one of his students and the founder of Yoshinkan Aikido, were both men of small stature yet were masters of the art. Shioda Sensei (teacher) was under 153cm and weighed less than 60kg.