Sep
03

Recommended reading: “Aikido and Injuries: Special Report” by Fumiaki Shishida

The important article below on the subject of aikido injuries has been selected from the extensive archives of the Online Aikido Journal. We believe this subject to be of such importance that we periodically call your attention to it so that you are aware of some of the training abuses that continue to occur.

The cases contained in the documents in Chapter 1 and other materials and testimonies offered by the individuals in question such as alumni who responded to my requests for data are listed in the table included. I chose to reproduce all information in cases where data was limited and attempted to select information for its instructional value in those cases where space limitations caused me to omit details where the data was ample. I have omitted the names of the victims and universities in consideration of the persons involved. I have assigned numbers to the cases according to the date of occurrence of the accident.

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