Re: Proper seiza rei with ken
I practice Aikido and Iaido. We do things differently in each dojo, I am guessing that differing Iaido and Aikido dojos might do it differently than we do.
My Iaido sensei often points out that what we do is not "correct" as opposed to what other schools do, it is only correct for our school. I agree with the above poster. It never hurts to ask, but it often hurts if you don't.
Then again, if you are a Zen Buddhist monk it often hurts to ask, but you just might find enlightenment. I wonder if that's why my Iaido sensei always warns us to stay away from those dangerous people in the saffron robes.