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Old 05-25-2005, 07:05 AM   #119
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 56
United Kingdom
Re: techniquies in street fights

A kendoka can strike and recover a shinai so fast that you'd probably still be entering in as he was recovering but if you give him a bokken he slows down enough to be able to take the sword.
Think sensei Mike smith said somthing along those lines when i first asked him, why not use the shinai to reduce the risk of getting clonked.

reason being is to do with weight and the ability to make the cut. with a shinai, you only need the wrist- does not fit the whole body art thing.... Cut with the whole body, not glance using the wrist.

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