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Old 04-16-2007, 07:30 AM   #12
Dojo: Shudokan
Location: Nottingham
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 5
Re: Live tanto in grading

in my style we have live tanto jiyu waza for shodan gradings and i believe the live katana aswell at some later stage, possibly sandan. i am just starting to come across the live tanto for my 1st kyu grading where we have to do a simple go waza from shomen tsuki. i totally agree with the last few posts and i'm under no illusion that i will be able to conquer a knife wielding maniac on the street, let alone an experienced kife fighter. however i do feel it makes you concentrate more and your technique can only benefit from it.
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