Originally posted by TonyJay
I am a 47 year old San Dan, practicing KI Aikido. I suffered a severe knee injury ten years ago,and after many operations to keep my knee working,I have now been scheduled for a total knee replacement next week. I am interested if there are any Aikidoka out there who have had a similar operation, and how it has affected their Aikido practice
This will give you a chance to practice Ki Breathing and see for yourself if it has any benefits. Ki meditation could also become part of your healing schedule. I wouldn't try Kiatsu-ho (accupressure healing), at least not directly against the knee/bone.
You can also try using your Ki training in movement, since you'll need therapy work after the surgery.
You're going to be out of it for a while, but you'll slowly improve back to normal, or better than normal, since you started with a bum knee. I also have an aunt who had a knee replacement and it hasn't slowed her down.