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Old 10-25-2011, 01:06 PM   #16
graham christian
Dojo: golden center aikido-highgate
Location: london
Join Date: Oct 2010
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Re: "Yes there is kicking and punching in Aikido..."

Dave de Vos wrote: View Post
I've heard similar stories of martial artists who trained very hard when they were young, only to regret it as they grew older, because their joints sustained permanent damage from it, causing chronic diseases like arthritis later in life.

It's kind of ironic that training very hard to you protect yourself from violence may do more damage than you're likely to ever sustain from violence.
Well put. I call it bad training. Now lot's of people may feel I'm wrong there but so be it. It's been a source of interest and sometimes frustration over the years to watch a stream of people coming for advice on such things. The frustration is that they only learn in retrospect. We're all guilty of that to varying degrees.

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