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Old 02-13-2003, 09:25 AM   #1
Kung Fu Liane
Location: Jersey
Join Date: Feb 2003
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Confused Seiza

Hi,

not sure if seiza is the right spelling, but i'm referring to the kneeling position that we sit in at the start and end of class.

i find the position puts a lot of stress on knee joints, often resulting in some pain (the bad type). are there any good exercises to help, besides spending more time in seiza to get over the pain?

also i heard that westener's suffer more from seiza becasue our joints are different in some way, and so are not used to the position. can anyone shed some light on this?

thanx

-Liane

Aikido: a martial art which allows you to defeat your enemy without hurting him, unless of course he doesn't know how to breakfall in which case he will shatter every bone in his body when he lands. Also known as Origami with people
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