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Old 01-26-2013, 04:29 AM   #2
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: unusual seiza problem - pain in BACK of knee


My guess is that your lower body is currently in a very unnatural state. Your tissues are far to tight and your joints are not free to move as they should. Sadly, this is all too common.

The good news is that with commitment and effort, I bet you can make significant changes in three months to a year.

Some ideas: Start foam rolling, learn proper deep squats, and work on hip and ankle mobility (you can find numerous videos of all these on YouTube). And let go. We create the tension in our bodies.

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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