Thread: Popping Joints?
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Old 04-25-2002, 02:33 PM   #18
jimvance
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Originally posted by Edward
If you are serious about aikido and practice every day, tendinitis and other similar stuff are an unavoidable by-product.
I think quite the opposite. Injury is normally a sign of doing something incorrectly, not the end result of "good" training. Injuries do occur, but they should not be worn like badges of honor. I have had several old joint injuries clear up and go away due to the "yogic" nature of aikido.
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Originally posted by Edward
...The worst are in my wrists, probably from too much Kotegaeshi and Shihonage.
I would have to say the above is from either pushing back into the force once your joints are locked (masochism) or just having someone apply an abundance of non-specific force repeatedly while you cannot resist (sadism). Either way the principle of aiki is lost and the power struggle begins.

Jim Vance
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