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Old 03-22-2006, 07:40 AM   #55
Josh Reyer
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Re: weapon training for lower ranks

Jo-dori and tachi-dori don't mean "randori with jo/tachi". They are techniques against an armed opponent. The "dori" here is "tori", "take, (the same as in morotetori, katatetori), and refers to jo- and sword-taking techniques.

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