Karen Wolek wrote:
The bokken never extends down my back, no. That would make Sensei cringe.
If your bokken was way back behind you, wouldn't that leave you wide open in front? I guess I don't understand why you would want your hands to be that far back, also.
Suburi is an exercise for learning certain traits such as centered hipmovements, coordination of breathing and movement etc.. For partner practise (in awase and kumitachi) the bokken should not dipp to the spine in the same way.