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Old 06-14-2006, 02:04 PM   #18
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Re: Bokken - from the spine or not?

David Evans wrote:

Two questions:

1. Is bokken an exercise in posture and stance, which of course it is, but more-so as an end unto itself?

2. And, if "later on you should get these powers going from jodan", why the emphasis regardless of experience?


David, I am sorry but I don't really understand ?!?

In our dojo we only bring the sword to the back in shomenuchi tsuki,
which is a basic drill and not a technique or focused cut.
In the beginning you can learn from being observant on the tip (Kissaki) which will generate larger movement - late on you will
have three points of focus going at the same time .
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