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Can be weak: "aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical strength"( taken from wikipedia) it has a philosophic and spiritualmunder pinning. ...Read more
A wide range: Any sport or exercise can cause injuries when you are first learning the techniques. A person who has not been very active will of course get more injuries than one who is exercising frequently. The primary injuries are what you would expect in any contact sport: sprains, bruises, ligamentous injuries, broken bones and necks. There have been instances in japan of deaths from this sport. Please be. ...Read more
Probably kickboxing: I've done both, and both are excellent forms of exercise. Aikido "tends" to be a little less of a physical workout, but that can vary with the school. It does take muscles to roll and take a fall, but the throws themselves are meant to be done without having to use a lot of muscle. Kickboxing on the other hand focuses a lot on cardio and tends to be more nonstop so you burn more calories. ...Read more
Hey docs, should I practice aikido if I have pharyngitis and acute otitis media (an ear infection)?
Am I dying?
We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more