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Old 05-23-2002, 06:02 AM   #12
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Location: Israel
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 22
To tell you the truth - when I joined Aikido lessons, I was very spectacle about my ability to continue practicing it.
I was sure one of my joints will "vote against it" after watching all the locks and throws...

The first month of practicing - I called myself "a person made out of joints"... (cause every time I rolled, I felt each and every one of them)...
That's way I wasn't surprised when I've started getting pains on my left shoulder.
After a visit to my doctor - I found myself retiring from Aikido with an inflammation in the shoulder strip.

Luckily, I didn't give up and instead done 3 things :
1. let my shoulder rest for 3 weeks.
2. took antibiotics.
3. went to an acupuncture and shiatsu treatment.
What can I tell you - it did the trick and my persistent finally paid off.

I'm preparing for my 5th kyu exam now, still not the best aikidoka in the dojo, but I'm working on it

Last edited by Fminor : 07-16-2002 at 09:36 AM.
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