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Old 08-10-2006, 12:34 AM   #3
George S. Ledyard
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Re: Bokken and Jo questions

Sean Kelleher wrote:
I have seen many experienced people flick their wrists at the apex and contact point of the cut (very similar to what is seen in Kendo) and wanted to know what people thought about the two methods.
This will not work if you are trying to actually cut something with a sword.

Also, from the standpoint of the unity of sword and empty hand, that type of flicking cut will not relate properly to empty hand technique whereas a proper cut with the sword, which utilizes extension and projection of energy into the tip does equate directly to how we use our hands in empty hand technique.

George S. Ledyard
Aikido Eastside
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