I'm feeling lucky as I'm reading you
My longest (tough it was the only time) period was around three weeks
I'm lucky because it happenned at the beginning of my training, so I wasn't Aïkido-addict yet
I entered my class during a year. Everybody thought I was from another club
. So, when I saw them forward fall, I heard a sempaï of mine telling another rookie : "just roll, and don't ever think !".
I fell and heard a sound like "Clac
!" at my right shoulder. I didn't say anything at the moment, because I was too proud
to show my pain. Then, another forward falls session came. And, since I thought I was clever
, I fell on the other shoulder. "Clac !" was my only reward for my "bravery". Then, it was time to practice Iriminage. When I noticed I couldn't even higher my arms
, I finished the session sitting out of the mat
It took so long because, when you're hurt at ONE arm, you can use the other one. But, when you can't barely wash yourself, you begin to understand what anger is !
Since that funny but painful event, no more injury (thanks God and my sempaïs' carefulness