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Old 04-02-2013, 04:12 PM   #52
john2054
Location: Derby
Join Date: Apr 2013
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Re: Please help - got injured badly in aikido 2 days ago.worried I can't do aikido future

Hi Kevin, you may be interested to know that in July 1997 I fractured my neck in a road traffic accident leading to three months coma, a head injury and a fused neck vertebrae c3-c8. I also now suffer from schizophrenia and so can relate to your mental health issues. My injuries have also left me with noisy breathing.

Not to be beaten however i have dabbled with martial arts over the years, and after about 40 hours mat time my local sensei told me that he thought that i am about ready for my first grading (yellow belt). Well not to be rushed, I have suggested to him that we delay it by a bit so that i can learn more of the syllabus. I don't know if you feel this way but there sure are a lot of throws and holds to learn. But be this as it may, i can generally do the techniques when shown how, and so in consequence I am considering asking him about this grading again when i see him this week, to see if he is still happy for me to take it.

Please note in our dojo there is no randori and it is just waza. I think that this is the traditional rote.
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