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Old 04-22-2003, 07:34 PM   #5
Dojo: Seigi Dojo
Location: Jakarta
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 247
For anyone who has ever trained with Sensei Tony, you'll know that getting injured is part of the Dojo experience.
I thought that the goal in aikido practice is to minimize injury, that's why we have ukemi and all that.
I have found that injury can be very helpful in Aikido training. When one is injured; one does not want to experience any more pain in the affected part than is already present; nor does he/she wish to aggravate the condition. Depending on the part that is injured; this can make the practicioner very aware of his body position, movement, etc.
I agree with you, a bit of injury makes us thinking, but don't you think that too much injury will keep you back from training? b'cos this is what happen tomost of my friends, not only in aikido but other MA as well
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