Kevin Scheetz wrote:
Hi all. My name is Kevin Scheetz and as the title implies I'm an Aikido newbie. Or more accurately I'm a Wannabe as I have not yet started training. I've been lurking the forums and checking the different web sites to try and educate myself. Man are there a lot of opinions about the different flavors of Aikido.
I'm 41 years old and in reasonable shape but I have had a lumbar discectomy a couple years ago. Does any one know if Aikido and lower back troubles are compatible?
Hoping to learn lots more
Depends on how good a surgeon you had and how well you learn to roll and fall. I would recommend avoiding high falls.