Dan Takaoka wrote:
I 'm sure this question has been asked before however, Is the injury rate high in Aikido. Long term does Aikido have any long terms injuries as one gets older i;e bad back, nek injuries so forth. Any information would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
I've heard of knees, shoulders, and wrists being the more common -=types=- of injury. I don't know that my experience has been the same as everyone else's. Most of the injuries I've seen have been very short-term, and minor, and they're not very common. I've got some chronic problems, but I've played hard in other endeavors.
OTOH, I know a chiropractor and a couple Physical therapists who would swear that aikidoists seem to have unusually strong trunk strength.