Hi, Miyagi: Awesome, go for it. Only one recommendation, do not focus on the system or style. Focus on the Sensei or Instructor or Teacher. Look to them regardless of the system taught. If you and that person fit; if they have the right teaching/instructing credentials/ability then go for it. Your age means nothing in this pursuit. Your willingness, due diligence and desire/attitude are all you need. If the instructor acts as if your to old or something that makes you feel bad, go elsewhere. Good Luck! Charles J. I am fifty-seven, I started diligent and dedicated study of Isshinryu in 1976 with Sho-dan in 1979. I still practice today and am learning more each day. Go for it dude!