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Old 08-02-2005, 06:25 PM   #11
Rupert Atkinson
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Re: "blocking" with japanese sword

Kashima Shin-ryu have a couple of blocks that use the side and back of the sword - and I really like them. You don't meet sword to sword straight-on though, you meet with a slight but strong twist of the blade so that more surface area of your own weapon meets less of the other - it is not a class at all - and such as very useful applications to staff, and ordinary Aikido techniques.

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