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.