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Old 06-21-2009, 11:13 AM   #12
Lyle Bogin
Dojo: Shin Budo Kai
Location: Manhattan
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 588
Re: Training when you can't train (injured newbie)?

When a new student approaches me with the problem of quickly re-injuring themselves (as in your shoulder), I always suggest they look to another martial art or type of training for a long while. Perhaps aikido isn't right for them. I know the lure of the culture is strong, but immediate injury often points to chronic reinjury, which leads to frustration, and then anger.

Aikido does not have a monopoly on the powers it promises, or the wisdom it promotes. Listen to your body.

Good luck .
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