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Peter Savill
01-15-2007, 03:17 PM
Hi All

I originally tried aikido 10yrs ago and trained for several mths in shin shin toitsu aikido but drifted away due to work. Last year I felt particularly unfit and realised I still had an embryonic interest in aikido so started training in a Yoshinkan dojo. For the past 6mths I have thoroughly enjoy the sessions [even though I only go once a week due to work/family commitments]. The style is quite different to what I had experienced before but is very addictive!

Unfortunately I have a tendency to patella tendon problems and have a nasty flare up at the moment which has stopped me training. I am surprised how much I miss aikido [haven't been for 5wks now] and have been impressed with the quality of the aikiweb forums so thought I would register to get a virtual aikido fix! I'll keep my fingers crossed that the physio can work wonders with his ultrasound and am now off to search for threads on knee injuries and how to avoid them!

Best wishes


01-15-2007, 04:01 PM
Hi Peter,

Welcome to AikiWeb and thank you for your introduction.

-- Jun

Alex Megann
01-16-2007, 04:39 AM
Welcome to Southampton! You would be very welcome to come to Southampton Aikikai.



Peter Savill
01-16-2007, 02:54 PM
Thanks Jun & Alex

Alex: once I have sorted my knee I will back to training. I hope to continue with Yoshinkan but do wonder if there is something inherent to that style that has caused my knee to flare up. I guess the kihon dosa (and waza that I have seen thusfar) do perhaps put a little more strain on the knee...certainly the previous style I practised did not cause any knee problems. of course it may just be that my knees are 10yrs older and less tolerant now (particularly of suwari waza!!).

Do you have any thoughts on styles and knees being from an aikikai background??

Best wishes