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Old 10-11-2007, 09:26 AM   #34
David Humm
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 269
United Kingdom
Re: No suwariwaza techniques at Nippon Kan

David Yap wrote: View Post
Done my first iaido lesson yesterday and my left knee still hurts like hell. Thought that with my suwariwaza experience, the drawing of the sword from a kneeling position would be painless. Wrong thought, perhaps at 50 the mind is over adventurous..
Iaido should ideally be studied on a hard floor rather than on mats and, it is perfectly acceptable to wear knee pads when doing so.

I study Iai as an integral part of my aikido and iai is always done on a hard wooden floor, knee pads (for me) entirely irradiate any knee issues.

Even if you're iai is done on tatami, still wear the knee pads.
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