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Old 06-10-2004, 11:50 AM   #10
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Dojo: Aikido Mt. Airy
Location: Maryland
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 37
Re: injury

My first real injury in Aikido was a straining a ligament in my knee. I'd been hurt before, but this was the first time I had to visit the doctor and was off the mat for an extended period of time (2 months no practice, 6 months light practice).

I over-extended myself while attacking my Sempai during a tski kota gaeshi. We practice on the standard blue excercise/tumbling mats, which can be sticky and very spongy. When my Sempai performed the kota gaeshi, my upper body turned, but my foot remained planted. I strained one fo the ligaments in my knee. (This really sucked because I still had to drive my stick shift truck 20 miles home from the dojo. )

I've had a few other actual injuries requiring medical attention, including a partially separated shoulder. But, they are starting to become much less frequent as I become a better uke and learn to break fall out of almost anything.

-- Jim
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