Can't do seiza because of knee injury, what are the alternatives?
by Paul David Arcos
(Manila, Philippines )
Hi, I am starting practicing kendo, but I can't perform seiza because I had an injury on my left leg before, a tibia plateau fracture on which required an operation for a metal plate and screws placed. I cannot fully flex my left knee to perform seiza, may I know what are the alternatives other than seiza? Thanks and more power from the Philippines!
Thank you for your question. You can cross your legs. Some people have their both knees down and that's it. If you cannot do that, I don't think it will be a problem if you just stand. Ask your teacher what you can do.
Hope this helps!
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