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Old 01-25-2007, 01:08 PM   #5
Janet Rosen
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Re: Yoshinkan and knees

couple thoughts
1. as suggested already, it may be that your own translation of what you see is creating unecessary stress on your knees and that having your instructor or a senior student watch specifically for hip/knee/foot alignment while you move will reveal correctable body mechanics problems.
2. it may be that you have a structural defect that is correctable via some non-aikido combo of stretching and strengthening (such as trigger points in quads or psoas interfering w/ good use of knees, or imbalance between inner and outer quads causing patella to track laterally) - worth having a sports medicine PT, trigger point therapist or someone else trained to see these things look at

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