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Old 08-28-2013, 08:50 AM   #12
Janet Rosen
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Re: Aikido Focused on Seniors

Linda, Frankly, having had an ACL so unstable I would just drop, I do NOT see that as being safe in a m.a. based on partner practice.
I would think that what would benefit her would be a multi-disciplinary approach: 1) if she has health insurance to cover PT specifically working on plyometrics to improve dynamic balance 2) tai chi for learning to feel her body and learn grounding, improve proprioception, etc and 3) Pilates to strengthen core - if she doesn't want to go to a lot of classes she can at least learn enough to develop a 10 minute regimen she can do regularly at home. Then see if she wants to progress into aikido.

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