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Old 03-10-2010, 03:01 PM   #56
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: Sword tip movement

Jon Reading wrote: View Post
Mechanically, the bokken is a lever and your hands are the fulcrum point; that means what happens at one end is reflected at the other.
problem with telling folks the lever approach is they ended up using their arms and wrists, i.e. localize muscles to do the cut. ingrain bad habits. you want them to use the whole body for the cut from begin to the end.
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