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Old 01-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #11
Eric in Denver
Dojo: Ronin
Location: CO
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Re: unusual seiza problem - pain in BACK of knee

I have had pain in those tendons before, too. When I first started aikido and was having knee trouble (mainly due to poor from going into seiza), someone recommended kneepads. However, they tended to bunch up behind my knee when I was in seiza, and made the tendons sore. When I stopped using them, the pain went away. I then started having the issue again when I started wearing the hakama -- when I would go down into seiza, sometimes it would bunch up behind the knee and cause pain the back of the knee. Once I started making sure it wasn't bunching under the knee, it wasn't a problem.
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