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Old 08-06-2011, 08:31 PM   #8
Lyle Laizure
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Re: Teaching Children Aikido

I teach children the same as I teach adults and vise versa. For all the thoughts of not teaching joint locks to children because it will harm the joints because they are still developing.....medicine has come a long way, but I'm sure these joint locks have been taught to children for many generations prior to any of us ever having any knowledge of how to blink our eyes and while doctors make guesstimates about what could be harmful I think if done properly there is no reason a child cannot learn how to apply and have applied to them joint locks.

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