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Old 08-05-2005, 03:29 PM   #19
MaryKaye
Dojo: Seattle Ki Society
Location: Seattle
Join Date: Dec 2003
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Re: Poll: Have you modified your overall aikido training method due to injuries you'v

I couldn't do rolling up to standing from a back fall if my right foot was forward. After a while this started to really bug me (it looks stupid when you are supposed to be a role model for beginners and you can't do something basic) so I practiced it over and over. After a trip to the doctor for chronic knee pain, I realized that this was a bad approach. Now I very seldom do this as a drill, and when getting up after a throw shamelessly use my hands. And in the hopes of eventually being able to do this without hurting myself, I do situps at the gym.

I still look stupid when working with beginners, but better stupid than hobbled.

Mary Kaye
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