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Old 06-09-2004, 12:01 PM   #3
Dojo: Shobu Aikido Cape Cod
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 152
Re: injury

My first injury in Aikido was my poor poor ego. Having studied a little of a couple other arts, I thought I was pretty good. Then, my first Sensei greeted this new Aikido student with,

"So you want to learn Aikido? Please do a forward roll for me. OK...Not bad. Now do a backward roll for me. Again, not bad. Now please do them up and down the mat while we practice."

This continued for a couple weeks. Let me tell you.......My stomache and ego both suffered!!!
But, I found that after a while, my ego was something I could do with a lot less of. And when thrown, well....I did not suffer any serious injury. But my stomache still balks a bit when I do too many rolls. Old age is not fun!!!!

So, my ego was my first injury. And except for a couple minor bumps and bruises, that one can get playing Full-Contact-Golf, I have not had any real sserious injuries since I started Aikido
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