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Old 05-11-2003, 08:19 AM   #6
Sven Groot
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Dojo: Shi Zen Ryu, Leiden
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
Join Date: Oct 2002
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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...
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