Bronson Diffin (Bronson) wrote:
My sensei says that when he visited Japan and trained at the Aikikai Hombu he left bloody chunks of his feet on the tatami from the suwari-waza. I seem to remember him telling me they were pretty hard and unforgiving too.
Heh. I have to say that I wasn't used to doing suwariwaza on "chunky" tatami like they have at Aikikai Hombu dojo, too. My knees were sore for a bit afterwards...