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    just a comment in passing ninja.. you are correct in observing that beginners often have poor control,
    which isnt usually the main priority for people starting out in skills development.. they want to 'do it'..

    so its up to you to give feedback to your training partner..
    if they are really hurting your, this is a negative thing, as it will mean
    a good chance of some injury which can prevent you training [!]
    so if you are being hurt, forget about pride etc and just say so..

    over time your wrists etc will become more flexible and stronger
    as will you oiverall responses etc.. but to start with, its never
    a bad idea to give attention to any part of your body that is
    giving you, feedback, by pain or stiffness etc, that it needs,
    some help, from you..

    this could be as simple as holding your hands together with fingers intertwined
    and 'rolling' them around one way and the other, or [say] turning your wrist down
    and inward then placing it under your armpit, which will hold it in that position
    easily while you go about whatever youre doing otherwise..
    these simple things can make a big difference to wrist flexibility..
    [read between the lines for extensions of the concept, and ask your sensei]

    also, simple things like holding a piece of broomstick and winding a cord up it
    with a weight suspended [a plastic bottle with increasing amounts of water in it]
    is easy, free, and actually works..

    of course if you want to get serious about wrist strength
    aside from joining an expensive gym etc,
    make yourself a chiishi stone lever..

    no doubt there are instructions via google etc,
    if not, and your keen, ill explain how to make one..

    swimming is excellent exercise..
    even holding onto the side and kicking..

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    Hi Shisoshin, thanks again for your kind comments. Yeah I don't think that it was that Tracey meant to hurt me, and she didn't cause any lasting injuries, just brief moments of pain from gripping my wrists too hard when she was putting me down. I have told her once about that, and I will tell her again, that if she wants to continue 'playing' with me, then she will have to go easy on me, otherwise I am not interested! Aikido is, and is supposed to be, a wholistic art. So I am not fussed about strengthening up my wrists. I go swimming to work on my cardio, and have recently been doing some touch my toes leg stretches, which has tenderised my quadroceps! Oh well never mind hey? Also my immediate concern in Aikido is to get Tracey to learn how to breakfall correctly. Currently she is just flumping over when she is thrown. I think that even a simple rolly polly would be better, but then I have to show her how to do this, and whether she will listen to me ontop of Baz our sensei remains to be seen. Take care and get well soon.

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    in anything of this nature ninja, the first and best advice is always, ask sensei..

    as for your wrists and pain, while rational progressive strengthening is good,
    of course, that may not be the problem which could be flexibility..
    ie, relative lack of flexibility,, in certain positions and under
    certain loads, such as a novice student attempting
    to throw you using a wrist lock or grasp..

    pain,, can help perfect effective waza [by the tap-out etc]
    but is also your bodies main emergency signal to brain
    that something is wrong..
    so if pain happens, as is likely in ma training occasionally,
    wholistic or not, they you should respect that pain
    and your brains response to it..

    swimming is excellent..
    even just walking in the pool with water up to
    your neck is good, esp doing waza such as kicks
    and strikes and blocks and so on

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    in anything of this nature ninja, the first and best advice is always, ask sensei..

    as for your wrists and pain, while rational progressive strengthening is good,
    of course, that may not be the problem which could be flexibility..
    ie, relative lack of flexibility,, in certain positions and under
    certain loads, such as a novice student attempting
    to throw you using a wrist lock or grasp..

    pain,, can help perfect effective waza [by the tap-out etc]
    but is also your bodies main emergency signal to brain
    that something is wrong..
    so if pain happens, as is likely in ma training occasionally,
    wholistic or not, they you should respect that pain
    and your brains response to it..

    swimming is excellent..
    even just walking in the pool with water up to
    your neck is good, esp doing waza such as kicks
    and strikes and blocks and so on

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    Hi Shisoshin, I didn't go swimming today, but i did go for a twenty five minute walk into town and back, to goto a cafe to get a cup of coffee which was nice. My sensei seems to be a man of few words, and John Shields, the other 5th dan who teaches in the class, is also a good instructor. Tracey didn't go this week to Aikido as she had no money, and she hasn't even paid me back for the first week when she did go so i think that that is probably the last we've seen of her. I can't keep on lending out to these people you know. She gets benefits the same as me. How many dan have you got again buddy?

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    I went to Aikido class yesterday after a prolonged hiatus. I could do most of the waza okay, or okay after some guidance and correction by the other doka in the class. All's well down this neck of the woods. Please note I have spent the last year studying on my Sociology degree part time, to the reward of a c+ for the year, which is quite good thanks! John aka the ninja-bojjer!

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