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Old 04-22-2002, 10:21 AM   #26
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Re: knee cirlces

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I see many people doing knee circles as part of their warm up routine (i.e. standing with both feet together, hands on knees, and performing large circles with the knees).

I have always considered this as very bad, as the knees are not designed to move in that direction to my knowledge. I wondered if this is true, and if so, does this contribute to the large number of 'bad knees' we see in aikido?
What you describe is indeed bad for the knees.
Probably a lot of people misunderstand this kind of exercise.

Make SMALL circles with the knees (feet and especialy toes should move freely) to make the ANKLES loose and flexible!!

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