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Old 12-30-2001, 01:23 PM   #4
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 915
I think Edward has the right track... I have a torn meniscus in one knee (from college crew) and it occasionally acts up during Aikido, but it also occasionally acts up when I run, or on long marches. Nothing in Aikido has hurt the other knee. I think when most complain about knee problems, it is just old problems we have brought to Aikido.

I think there are two things, if done incorrectly, could hurt you in Aikido: tenkan movements if you 'plant' your foot and try to turn on it, and surari waza/shikko if you put you weight over your knees, or bang them down, or don't keep your heels together. But done correctly, I think there is no stress on the knees.
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