As Aikido is based on Non-Violence and Non-Resistance women often find that it suits them particularly well.
Women are encouraged to come and train not only to develop self defence skills, but even more so to awaken and develop their Inner Energetic Power.
Often women become great Aikido practioners as they can not rely on physical strength like many men, however, rhythm, gracefulness and timing are qualities which are used with great effect.
As these attributes are essential for great Aikido, Women actually have an advantage in training, plus it is quite common to see women throwing men much larger than themselves with ease across the room.
Total beginners are more than welcome.