George S. Ledyard wrote:
As for the "documentary evidence" issue... every student I ever had who went to a doctor (except a sports medicine specilaist) with an injury was told to stop training. What we do stresses the body. It's debateable whether it's good for anyone. The more seriously you train, the more that is true.
You know I find this ironic. The medical ciommunity is going all out now a days to convince people to get more active yet they have this kind of attitude to martial arts in general. They will recommend someone take up running without a second thought about the impact of that activity on knees etc over the long run but menton martial arts and its "what are you some kind of nut?".
Sorry for the rant and the thread hijack. Back to your normal programming.