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Old 01-25-2007, 11:44 AM   #3
Dojo: Aikido of Madison
Location: Marshall, WI
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 16
Re: Yoshinkan and knees

I think aikido is very bad on the knees in general. Getting up off the mat all the time, seiza, suwariwaza all take their toll.

My knees bother me. when I get up from the mat I think about which leg to get up on. I get up on one leg then switch back and forth during the class.

I also think if you can roll out of a technique, you should. I think going down on the mat, stopping and then getting up is harder than getting thrown and rolling right back out of it.

Also, if we are watching sensei do a technique or explaining something, I will sit indian style rather than seiza.
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