Thread: Why no tsuba?
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Old 08-08-2001, 06:26 AM   #4
Dojo: Aikido of Champlain Valley
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 7
If you have ever been to a Chiba Sensei seminar where he taught bokken you probably have tsuba on your bokken today. He does a technique (I believe its called tsuri otoshi) where the attacker does a shomen and you do a slightly quicker shomen while pulling your hips. When learning this you get hit a lot OVER the tsuba, I wouldn't even want to try it without a tsuba.