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Seiza | Sitting Position

1 hour 04 minutes
32 lesson slides
7 new terms

With this lesson you will increase your understanding of sitting position in Aikido. Seiza is not only a way to develop your lower body muscles, but also a position of awareness and focus, which expresses your attitude to the place of the way. In this lesson you will also learn the transitional movements from seiza to kamae, which are efficient and injury aware. The lesson provides video instructions with detailed technical guidelines and exercises aimed to develop your skills for intelligent and enjoyable Aikido practice. This lesson also includes certain mindset concepts that will help you expand your knowledge about Aikido and organize your practice accordingly.

Lesson Outline

  • Sitting Position
  • Standing Up to Kamae
  • Sitting Down to Seiza
  • Uke and Nage Positioning
  • Exercise 1 | Lazy Get-Up
  • Exercise 2 | Foot Substitute
  • Lesson Insight
  • Unit Resume | Quick Review

Workshop Features

  • Detailed Video Instructions
  • Focus Slides
  • Lesson Printouts
  • Terminology Printout
  • Forum
  • Notes Pad
  • Additional Resource Materials