Re: Aikido and heart illness
On the subject of Aikido and heart illness, I'd just note that effective July 1, 2007, all health clubs and health studios in California are required to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) program in place, as required in the California Health and Safety Code, Section 104113. We're being told by the California Emergency Services Authority that the definition of "health club" and "health studio" is broad enough to encompass martial arts dojos. ("any facility permitting the use of its facilities and equipment or access to its facilities and equipment, to individuals or groups for physical exercise, body building, reducing, figure development, fitness training, or any other similar purpose, on a membership basis.")
I'm curious about how dojos in California are reacting to this new law, and whether dojos in other locations are facing similar requirements.