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Old 05-08-2006, 07:13 AM   #7
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Re: Iwama Ryu Bokken

The Iwama bokken is heavier that most standard bokkens. It's difficult to do 10 power cuts.

I was told that the point was intentionally cut-off to prevent injuries especially in thrusting movements against a partner.
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