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Old 02-21-2005, 08:48 AM   #9
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
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Re: Knee health and Aikido

PS I feel that aikido has this relationship with knee injuries because we keep our weight forwards, on the bent knee, and turn alot. Thus we sometimes twist a heavily weighted knee. Instead the knee should be properly aligned by stepping correctly. Some people think the damage is through suwari waza - I've never noticed that problem myself, but also I've never done suwari waza on a hard floor or tatami mats!

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