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Old 08-01-2005, 08:42 PM   #2
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,267
Re: "blocking" with japanese sword

I was at a DR clinic with Kondo Katsuyuki once and he overheard us discussing this and chimed in vehemently admonishing that you MUST use the edge. As you say, above the edge, the blade is soft and easily broken. But I think the ideal is to avoid defending at all (this from readings and discusssions; I'm not a swordsman...)

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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