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Old 06-20-2009, 03:40 PM   #4
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Dojo: Aikido Musubi Ryu/ Yoshin Wadokan
Location: Hamilton
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 306
New Zealand
Re: Training when you can't train (injured newbie)?

three weeks is nothing...but it can easily become three months, three years or three decades if you mess up. Don't push it, please.
I couldn't agree more. Give it the rest it deserves.

However, I find doing deep squats once a day keeps your legs strong and doesn't have to involve your shoulder.

As a newbie you will be excited about this martial art and as you said, trying to soak up everything about it. Be careful you don't burn out both mentally and physically. I have found those students who approach the art gently (both in attitude and physically) tend to stay the distance. Those who jump in the deep end...drown.

For what its worth

"flows like water, reflects like a mirror, and responds like an echo." Chaung-tse
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