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Kensai 06-17-2003 04:38 PM

I've just come back from quiet a physical session of Aikido and the worst part are my TOES!

Doing Suwari waza and knee walking really hurts, so my question is, do toes get more supple?

rachmass 06-17-2003 04:55 PM

not mine! they've gotten worse over the years, and hurt more and more with suwari waza (didn't used to affect my toes, just in the last few years).

Hope you fare better!

Kensai 06-17-2003 04:59 PM

ohh great...........


SmilingNage 06-17-2003 05:16 PM

I ve had ukes fall on my heel while in a live toes position. Not entirely pleasant at all. After 8 yrs, no toe pain yet, but the toes do crack often and very loudly

Sharon Seymour 06-17-2003 10:16 PM

This will not feel good at first. But persist, and it will help. (and get more comfortable)

Sit comfortably on a chair or on the floor. Cross one leg over your thigh. Fit your fingers between your toes as deeply as possible, and if you can tolerate it, move, bend, flex. Or if not, just hold for a minute. Then, of course, do the other foot. Do this once or twice a day ...

If you wear shoes a lot, try to go barefoot more.

My feet have gotten stronger and more flexible over years of practice, so don't assume this will continue to be a problem.

Yours for flexible toes!


Kensai 06-18-2003 05:08 AM

lol, cheers, I'll try that.

Bronson 06-18-2003 02:15 PM

The other day I stopped into a friends Uechi-ryu karate class. A few of us were standing around talking and we started comparing callouses...don't ask :rolleyes: They started chuckling at me when they found out I had callouses on the tops of my toes :p Of course I laughed at them because some of them couldn't straighten their big toes anymore :freaky:


aikidoc 06-18-2003 05:29 PM

Check out Ikeda Sensei's tape Za if you want to see some flexible toes (ouch).

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