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Old 05-12-2003, 09:20 AM   #9
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
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Yeh - I never bend my knees greater than 90 deg without having warmed them up first (slowly bending them and standing up at increasing angles - possibly with some support from your hands being on the ground).

For flexibility, sit in seiza, then lean backwards (knees close together) and touch the back of your head on the mat. Relax and try and lower your shoulders down if you can - may take a while at first!

---understanding aikido is understanding the training method---
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