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Old 05-07-2005, 02:30 AM   #8
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Re: aikido bokken / kenjutsu

My teacher was Iwama trained. We always used the bokken as a bokken, meaning we never tried to slice with it as if it were sharp. We always strike with the bokken, not much different then a stick. It's a nice heavy stick. Also we never pretend to draw the bokken like a sword, it's a bokken, and we use it that way.

-Chris Hein
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