Originally posted by nikon
Is sitting in seiza position during training (when Sensei is demonstrating move..etc) important? What is actually behind it?
Just wondering, how many dojos have to sit in seiza and why?
I understand it to be a sign of respect for your Sensei and/or Sempai. I believe it is disrespectful and inappropriate to have your Sensei or Sempai look up at you. As kohai you should remain at the same level or below your Sensei, especially when being spoken to. Hence the need for shikko as well.
Something along those lines anyway.