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Old 01-02-2002, 07:58 AM   #12
Dojo: Aikido of Norwalk
Location: CT
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 205
Is knee-walking and suwariwaza in aikido bad for you in the long run?
I replied "yes" though I haven't really been around long enough to know for sure what will happen "in the long run." But it seems to me that among aikidoka, knees are a pretty common-place complaint. I never had knee problems until I started training. The explaination may lie in a dormant condition I did not know about or that I am not doing movements correctly (pivoting movements etc.),
but I do think that training does put a lot more pressure on the knees than simply everyday life, which can cause problems.

Does anyone know if there are other arts that use suwari waza (or something like it)?
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