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Old 05-09-2007, 01:05 PM   #37
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
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Re: Live tanto in grading

Fred Little wrote: View Post
Having personally witnessed two different incidents involving wooden blades and eyes -- thankfully with no long-term consequences in either case -- in which the weapon was being wielded by a very senior and very capable practitioner, I would go so far as to say that any notion that a senior student's skill is sufficient insurance against a junior student's lacks is a very good precondition for a very bad injury.


Reminds me of a lot of blood at one of the aiki expos from a "miss" with a bokken...even a bokken can draw quite a bit of blood. No eyes involved in that one though...scalps just bleed like crazy!


Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
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