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Quote from your message: "The dojo is rife with injuries." Find a different dojo. Seriously. In this I agree with Sardathrion. In your reaction to him you state: "...but even the teachers are quite injured. It's the culture." All the more reason to leave and never go back there.


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First and foremost: The dojo is rife with injuries. [...] This should be ringing many alarm bells. This is a sign of a bad teacher and a Mc Dojo. Get out and never come back before it is too late! You only have one body and when it gets injured, it never fully recovers. Keep good care of it. Any dojo who state that you should "power through the ...


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Just start a strength and conditioning program normally. Aikido is far from the strenuous end of the activity spectrum, and genetically-average amateurs find the way to weight train alongside just about everything. Make a slight allowance for Aikido crowding out lifting time and recovery resources, but just do it. If injuries or immobile joints are in the ...



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