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Old 11-22-2006, 06:40 AM   #205
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Re: Aikido: The learning of natural movement

David Orange wrote:
Mark, my kids have all sat in seiza naturally. I have pictures of them in seiza. Well, on their knees with their feet under--not with toes crossed, but close enough that I consider it seiza.

Just to play devil's advocate. They're kids of a martial artist, they probably learned from you -- subconsciously.

Seriously, though, I don't know about kids and seiza. I'd guess you're right. But toddlers and younger? Really can't say that I've seen them in seiza. How does that fit in your theory? If toddlers aren't sitting seiza (most don't, they sit on their butt with their feet out) yet kids do, why? Why later and not sooner if it's something natural or intuitive?
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