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Old 12-02-2009, 12:48 AM   #3
Dojo: Aiki Shoshinkan, Aiki Kenkyukai
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 813
Re: Cure for bad knees??

Seiza will ultimately get to your knees unless its properly conditioned first. Get a full grown adult who's never seiza'd once in his life to immediately do shikko and stuff is a sure path towards that end.

So flexibility and tendon strength training is a good idea for the adult joining in.

Another thing is to reduce weight and have more overall leg muscles and good posture or body alignment. The difference of 8 pounds is huge when it comes to the knees. Imagine losing 30 pounds. Trust me I know.

Draw strength from stillness. Learn to act without acting. And never underestimate a samurai cat.
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