Knee-walking (shikko-ho) forms the basis of the lower body movements in all of the suwari (kneeling) techniques in Aikido, of which there is a corresponding version for each of the standing techniques.
Several versions of the movements can be practiced, which helps build a strong lower body:
- "Normal" shikko ho - moveing from one side suwari kamae to the other
- Backwards shikko ho
- Shuffling shikko ho - short, powerful shuffles, alternating sides
- Long cross-step shikko ho - long moves which cover a large distance, switching from side to side
- Pivots on knees & shifts from side to side