Unique group for elderly women practising the art of Japanese Aikido is the only one in the worldWarm greeting from the black belts! Left to right: Svetlana Tyukova, 73, Nina Zimina, 65, Nina Melnikova, 76, Antonina Kulikova, 76. Picture: Vera Salnitskaya More than a dozen elderly ladies are members of the Siberian Federation Yoshinkan Aikido group in Novosibirsk, and gather to spar and throw one another about.

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