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Old 08-11-2012, 05:28 PM   #13
edshockley
Dojo: Aiklikai of Philadelphia
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: training as we get older

I am approaching 60 and have been athletic all of my life. It helped my transition into aikido and daily practice for most of the first decade of study made up for a relatively late start. recently i had my first injury and am face to face with my ego. As others have said, we must train more intelligently. Yes, we can do 99 of 100 koshi nage falls but that single bad fall disrupts our journey. I must embrace the changes in my body and as someone said earlier, "train smarter." O' Sensei has already demonstrated the path in his many films at different ages. My final thought is that we are wise to also embrace aiki weapons. I have been able to continue both that and iaido through my recuperation.
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