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Old 07-18-2006, 03:35 PM   #5
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,652
Re: Middle aged Newbie

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.
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