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Old 10-19-2005, 08:16 PM   #5
Larry John
Dojo: Aikido of Northern Virginia
Location: Arlington VA
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 74
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Re: How Much does Aikido Effect Your Life?

Joseph,

Who says you can't work out for six weeks?

With your sensei's approval you can go to the dojo and:

- Do taisabaki to concentrate on posture, timing and maai
- Practice shikko
- Closely observe the others on the mat to see what works and what doesn't while exercising and possibly improving your powers of observation
- Slowly do techniques, or at least initial response and kuzushi, with the unbroken hand

I'll be doing much of that for the next month while I'm hors de combat as my doc evaluates my recently discovered disc bulges, stenosis and spinal arthirtis but no rolls, falls or significant spinal distortion.

There's almost always a safe way to keep training if you look for it.

Larry
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