Re: Bokken - from the spine or not?
You are free to assume that but it was actually a deliberate attention to re-emphasise the point made by myself and other posters.
By not using the quotation protocol it appeared that you were endorsing Karens concern on the lack of practicality despite the number of posts explaining the reasons as per your initial request.
No matter - it would seem that most of those that drop the bokken down the spine recognise its lack of practicality and are prepared to accept this for the benefits that it can offer.
Those that do not generally do so because they do not wish to compromise practicality at any stage.
At least your thread has enabled clarification of why each style is practiced and hopefully enlightened some who may have thought that different equates to wrong.
Last edited by Dazzler : 06-15-2006 at 04:48 AM.