Injuries are part and parcel of intensive physical activity. They are also inseparable from the lives of those who practice martial arts. the article try's to show the complex relations between pain and injury and show how the physical element can unite or be
disengaged from the mind, and how personal growth is connected to all this.
if the art of Aikido is inherently natural and is of harmonious flow, why should
one exercise for so long, and be intensely engaged in the endless Aikido practice in order to
gain the smooth, effortless motion, the so-called natural, spontaneous movement.