This is the way of moving while keeping a semi-kneeling position on the tatami mats, which is used to sit on a zabuton or stand up from the seiza style.
[How to do izari]
- To sit on a zabuton in the seiza style, one first kneels on the floor (at the back of the zabuton) and rests the buttocks on the heels. This position is called kiza.
- Once you sit in the kiza style, place your fists on both sides of the knees to support the body weight and raise your knees to move forward just a step and repeat the same action until you get to the center of the zabuton.
To stand up from the seiza position, one first goes down to the tatami mats from the zabuton by using the izari method.