Originally posted by AikiWeb System
AikiWeb Poll for the week of December 30, 2001:
Is knee-walking and suwariwaza in aikido bad for you in the long run?
Knees? Not mine, my hakama's.
Suwariwaza gets my toes. I feel like I'm balancing on chopsticks, the durn things are so inflexible. Realizing that I was unconsciously avoiding movement during suwariwaza a while back, I began warming up before class with laps around the mat. All it's been doing is putting holes in my hakama. (I now do shikko with my hakama in my hands, as if trying to avoid mice...)