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Old 11-01-2013, 01:55 AM   #15
avi-rosenberg
Dojo: Aikikai Rehovot
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7
Israel
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Re: Leading a Low Impact Aikido Class

Hi Janet
I wanted to thank you for this article. I had decided to stop training more than 3 years ago, because of chronic joint pains (mostly in my "aikido" joints) and the article helped me reconsider my decision. I realized how much I missed the training and the whole milieu of the dojo. I started to think about how I could train in a more controlled way, while accepting my disabilities and trying to learn to be more patient with myself. I have since gone back to doing a weapons class with some minimal ukemi and a great deal of appreciation for what I am able to do.
Thank you
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