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Old 01-10-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
James Wyatt
Dojo: Budokwai
Location: London
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 33
United Kingdom
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Re: Love training, and I have a heavy build and joint issues.

Welcome and perservere with the training. I am 6ft 5 and of big build and have been training for 14 years and initially had various aches and pains. I would agree with your sensei just do as much as you are comfortable with and take it slow and easy. You are in it for the long term.

I would recommend hatha yoga which is gentle and will help increase your flexibility (it was of great help to me and I went for a year). If you do not have access to a good yoga centre just try gentle stretching every day. Resting your joints and muscles is equally important as it allows your body to adapt.

Good luck
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