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Old 11-08-2006, 07:08 PM   #1
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Hemophilia

Would it be dangerous for someone with hemophilia to take Aikido?
Due to their increased chance of bruising would it be dangerous to take falls repeatedly? There's someone I know who has it and I would really like for them to take aikido with me, but I wonder if it would be too dangerous. Thanks!

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Old 11-08-2006, 07:17 PM   #2
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Re: Hemophilia

I would have them consult a doctor. This probably isn't a question too many aikidoka are going to have a solid answer for. This friend would most likely be at high risk to take hard falls though.
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:53 AM   #3
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Re: Hemophilia

Wow, it sounds dangerous. I almost always have bruises, and have had some really bad ones. Not to mention other injuries that would most likely be complicated by hemophilia.
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:10 AM   #4
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Re: Hemophilia

That's definitely a very "iffy" situation. Even the mindset of the training partners could be affected, leading to mistakes. I would definitely echo the others' advice to seek out a physician's opinion on this matter.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:15 AM   #5
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Re: Hemophilia

A martial art by nature requires you get bruises, sprains, aches, pains, slams, and general discomfort at some point. Otherwise it's not very martial. I'd say consult a doctor, but I'd guess its not safe for normal people, let alone someone with Hemophilia.

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Old 11-09-2006, 08:07 AM   #6
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Re: Hemophilia

Don't be a clot!
It wouldn't just be bruising I would worry about. I have lost count of the number of instances where someone with a jagged finger nail has drawn blood from me.
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:37 AM   #7
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Re: Hemophilia

There are people who can take soft breakfalls, but if this friend is just starting out then let him know he can expect ALOT of pain and bruising... -_-'
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:43 AM   #8
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Re: Hemophilia

I'd be more worried about the potential for head injury and/or an intracranial bleed.

But of course, some people are more severely affected by the condition than others.
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:23 PM   #9
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Re: Hemophilia

Alright, I'll have to talk with my friend and have them talk to their doctor. I figure, if they were to take any martial art, Aikido would be safer than something like Tae Kwon Do, right?
Well, thanks for the advice everyone!
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:32 PM   #10
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Re: Hemophilia

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Ryan Sanford wrote:
Alright, I'll have to talk with my friend and have them talk to their doctor. I figure, if they were to take any martial art, Aikido would be safer than something like Tae Kwon Do, right?
Well, thanks for the advice everyone!
I supose that depends on where you take TKD. My nephew takes TKD at a place where he has never punched, nor kicked, or been punched or kicked by another student and he is almost a black belt.

However, in his last testing, a kid accidentally was kicked during sparing.

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Old 11-09-2006, 01:20 PM   #11
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Re: Hemophilia

TKD where nobody gets punched or kicked??? Not much else to do, and not very practical, unless he is someday attacked by a board or a bag...
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Old 11-09-2006, 01:39 PM   #12
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TKD where nobody gets punched or kicked??? Not much else to do, and not very practical, unless he is someday attacked by a board or a bag...
Actually, at one class a student was actually defeated by a board.

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Old 11-09-2006, 03:13 PM   #13
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Re: Hemophilia

Yeah. The wooden board performed splinternage.
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:43 PM   #14
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Re: Hemophilia

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Actually, at one class a student was actually defeated by a board.
Yeah, those things can happen as one gets "alder"...


Sorry... I couldn't resist...
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