Kendo with carpal tunnel
I’ve been wanting to get into some form of MMA most likely kendo, but I have carpal tunnel. I was wondering what the weight of the swords typically are and if you guys think it’s still a good idea to go for it?
: Hi! thank you for your question! The weight of the sword (shinai
) is about 500g. It varies depending on its length. And also if you want to participate in an official tournament, you need to use a proper size for your age.
If you have a carpal tunnel, you will quite likely feel a lot of pains. Tendonitis is another common injury in kendo due to repetitive wrists movements.
My suggestion is that you should give it a go and see what happens. Most of kendo practitioners have some kinds of injuries. They find some ways to cope with the injuries. So, I don’t want to say there is no chance for you. But also some must stop practicing because of their injuries.