An Aikido injury can slow down or even stop your training.
To experience a healthy lifestyle, we are urged to make physical activity a part of our daily lives. It is common knowledge that it reduces the risk of many illnesses including... heart disease, stroke, obesity, and diabetes.
Enjoying a good workout is also a highly effective way of managing stress, combating depression, getting fitter and having fun.
Taking part in any activity increases your risk.
However a large percentage of Aikido injury can be prevented by learning how it occurs, and stopping these situations from happening.
To reach a high level of skill takes concentration, effort, repetition and time. You have to practice the same thing over and over again until you finally reach your goal of mastery.
This repetition puts strain on your body, particularly your joints.
Is it right to assume that to get to a high level of skill, it requires a trade-off that damages your health? No, of course, it's not acceptable!
Receiving an Aikido injury can be a real setback, particularly if it takes time to repair and heal. It spoils your Aikido schedule, and stops you from taking part in training, gradings, demo's, and seminars.
The effects, apart from the pain involved, are stress and frustration at being unable to continue your training.
However a large percentage of Aikido injury can be avoided, and by learning how they occur, you can take positive action to prevent them.
If you are mentally, physically & emotionally healthy, then extreme repetitive training will reap benefits with minimum risk of... weakness, pain and injury!
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“ To injure an opponent is to injure yourself.
To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace “
Otherwise intelligent people may abandon their normal attitude of alertness when enjoying the warmth of the 'family atmosphere' of an aikido dojo. Your Instructor must take the lead in creating a safe training environment...
to avoid possible collision injuries.
Given the reality of everyday practice where one of the
training partners is dominant having demonstrated physical and/or
Plus the fact that human beings are 'naturally competitive', we have a scenario where aikido injuries can and will occur.
Common Injuries include...
Wrist - from pins, nikajo, sankajo, kotegaeshi, shihonage.
Elbow - from ikkajo pins, shihonage, juji-garami, hiji-ate, hiji-jime.
Shoulder - from shihonage, nikajo & sankajo pins, incorrect falls.
Head/Neck - from shihonage, incorrect falls.
Back - from the so-called 'high' falls from shihonage & koshinage.
Toes/Fingers - from being caught on training gi's, hakamas, mats etc.
injuries - poor foot position while executing techniques,
failure to twist hips to release strain on joints, etc.
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