Japanese Aikido can be helpful keeping elderly adults physically and mentally fit. There is a group of elderly women in Novosibirsk, Siberia who have been practicing aikido for more than ten years. Aikido improves confidence and alertness. The ladies have gotten their black belts and and love practicing. Their heart functions are improved as their bone density. They encourage others to follow their lead, but sadly they have no takers so far. Perhaps this will change in the future.
- started to get older people to be concerned more about their health
- the first group for elderly people in the entire world
- main use is increaseed physical and mental confidence in these woman
“the women who take part say they feel as if they have turned back the clock and are fitter and more confident than previously in their lives.”