Sean McDonnell (sean mcdonnell) wrote:
I just don't understand why it seems like seiza is a problem for nobody but me. PLEASE tell me if this is not the case.
It's not the case. Sitting in seiza is the number 2 most difficult part of Aikido training for me (number 1 being Shikko...)
I simply cannot bend my knees far enough to get my bottom touching my feet. When I first started Aikido, I couldn't do it at all. Now I can usually do it after the warmup, but long periods still are difficult. If we have a class with lots of suwari waza it's a real PITA (or actually, PITK). And even if I do manage to get through it I often can't get up anymore without serious effort...