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07-20-2006, 01:08 PM
Posted 2006-07-20 12:07:34 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.recordonline.com/archive/2006/07/19/features_gohealthy-19hespotlight-07-19.html

Here's an article entitled "Spotlight on a fight with Parkinson's disease" (http://www.recordonline.com/archive/2006/07/19/features_gohealthy-19hespotlight-07-19.html) which highlights Ken Marvin's experiences with Parkinson's disease and aikido. "Aikido is oriented in self-defense, but it is different from other martial arts. Rather than kicks and punches, aikido uses throws - and the knowledge that the joints are the weakest point of the body - to ward off an attack. In a similar fashion, Ken was able to ward off the punch of Parkinson's by rolling with it."

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