Thanks for pointing that out Mark. Do you practice or teach with weapons?
My post was directed towards how the body was held and of the distinct differences between the people listed. I certainly don't have near the experience to compete with Fred or Dan in the area of sword work.
That being said, I do currently practice with weapons. Just not sword. But I am finding that the weapons work I'm practicing is definitely a notch or two above aikido weapons work.
IMO, of course.