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Old 02-16-2008, 06:11 AM   #5
SeiserL
 
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Re: back pain and aikido

IMHO, us older (57) guys with back pain (4 disc bulges in the lumbar region) are just older with more mileage. Can't blame it on Aikido.
I have found that watching form and alignment really make a difference. Having the humility and wisdom to not take take too many hard ukemi helps me too.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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