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Old 11-03-2010, 09:08 AM   #22
TreyPrice
 
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Dojo: Capitol City Aikido Club
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Re: Aikido & back surgery

I had back surgery (L5-S1). I have taken ukemi for years, and the only injuries I have had were bad landings. The worst was hitting my instep with my heel which caused a sore spot for several days.

I would say you should get cleared from your Dr. Work on core body strength and work on perfecting your rolls and falls. Go slow and it will come. I have fewer back problems when I stay active, and ukemi seems to help keep my back strong.

Just my $.02
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