Senior Certified Instructor
"Seiza" as this - can you get into this and sit this way for a little while.
I think knee flexion requirement for the pistol can be less; it will depend on how deep you squat for your pistols.Would you say that to have comfortable full knee flexion, as this position shows, is a prerequisite for a full pistol?
How long did it take before your patellar tendon graft spot went numb? I had that about 8 years ago (acl tear for the win!), and it still is tender. I am working on toughening it up, but I use a pillow for TGUs, etc.I've had a patella tendon graft ACL repair which used to give me a lot of trouble in the kneeling position. Now that knee is almost numb so that's not a problem anymore.
I answered yes but not comfortably or for long. I can hold that position for a long time fairly comfortably but my legs don't work properly for about a minute after I get back up if I'd been in that position for more than about 3 or 4 minutes.
It took me over 10 years before I could put much weight on that knee in the kneeling position. I tore my ACL and pretty much everything else in there a few years after the ACL repair , so I don't know if that made any difference.How long did it take before your patellar tendon graft spot went numb?