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Old 04-17-2003, 08:42 AM   #19
James Trueman
Dojo: Kioido Aikido / Aikijutsu Kai
Location: England
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 10
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Most knee injuries I see are with ex judoka, they bugger up their knees in competition then come to Aikido to tone it down, by then their knees are already gone and an accident waiting to happen!! Judo is also responsible for damage to the collar bone, lower spine and neck. In Aikido I see wrist and elbow injuries - and whilst kansetsu waza is key to Aikido, they don't have to happen - experiencing pain and receiving an injury are in my opinion separate concepts.

The odd bang on the head happens, and there is room for all and sundry to take place in a disordered dojo.
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