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Old 08-02-2005, 02:02 AM   #2
Chuck.Gordon
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Re: test cutting? what are your thoughts?

Test cutting is fun, and I think anyone who uses a sword should try it from time to time.

Is it essential? IMHO, nope.

Is it helpful? Yep.

Should it be part of aikiken training? Hmm. Good question.

It'd probably inform your practice a great deal, if you can find someone to teach you (cutting is really sort of a seperate skillset in sword work) but if you never cut anything, you'll never really miss it, especially in the aikiken paradigm.

cg

Last edited by Chuck.Gordon : 08-02-2005 at 02:05 AM. Reason: Tameshigiri

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