Agura

A seated posture in which the buttocks rest on the floor, the legs are bent and crossed at floor level in front. This is what is commonly called a cross-legged seated posture. This posture is often used as an informal alternative to Seiza or Kiza. Traditionally women did not sit in this posture (it was considered crude for women to sit in such a manner since in traditional clothing they would be quite exposed). Within Tensoku Ryu we have no objections or restrictions for women sitting in this posture when wearing a Gi or other modern clothing. We strive to have few if any gender-specific behaviors, restrictions, or guidelines.