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Mar 05, 2013
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Kendo and swimming ARE your primary options
by: Anonymous

Luigi, I had 2 L4/5 decompressive laminectomies in 2000. At the end, 100% of the disk was removed. It wasn't until I found Kendo that my recovery took a sharp upturn. Most of the symptoms of the neurological damage in my right leg diminished to the point of being negligible. The aching in the back is gone (95% of the time..). I can run, jump and accelerate.

What really helps is that there is very little torquing of the torso in Kendo. Other than swimming, I have not been able to find a better athletic activity for my back. Of course, you must be smart and careful about how you go about your training and always listen to your body. But, Kendo is the way to go!

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Dec 22, 2011
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Both foots
by: Tanno

It's kind of dangerous, if you're not careful, or you don't follow steps well, especially in your everyday training. You need to warm-up often, not only in training sessions, but also in daily life in order to have your feet used to stretching. That's because of the hard exercises that stretch your feet too much. The exercises you need to be careful with are suburi-geiko and kakari-geiko.

I injured in March 2011 my left foot at the end of the kiri-kaeshi during an Italian Seminar, because the floor was bad, and I couldn't stop my sliding properly. So I thrashed it too much.

And because I didn't want to lose 1 year before going 1st dan, I did pass the final exams INJURED. I had to rest it for about 5 months, but after that, I did physiotherapy well, before going back in action.

So keep it in mind, you won't have to meet any of these athletic accidents.

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