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Old 07-18-2006, 12:52 PM   #3
Larry Cuvin
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Dojo: Oregon Ki Society
Location: Tigard, Oregon
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 269
Re: Middle aged Newbie

Hi Kevin,
I started Ki Aikido 2 years ago...when I was 44yrs old. I am still a newbie getting ready for my 4th kyu level test. Like you, I have a lower back problem (disc herniation) and had to get my doctor's approval to get into training. I don't know the extent of your back problem but in my case, the ki class and ki exercises gently stretches my back and made me more aware of correct posture and movement. In general, I've had no problems with my back even when doing rolls and taking ukemi. I'm having a blast.
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