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)?