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Old 08-14-2002, 08:02 AM   #11
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Tom Grana (IrimiTom) wrote:
...I ended up dropping fencing all together, cause I just wanted to move out of the line of attack all the time...
You should seriously consider taking up some form of Aikido-related sword work. Nishio Shihan for example has deviced a number of paired ken-tai-ken (sword vs. sword) and ken-tai-jo (sword vs. staff) techniques which are excellent for practicing maai. I don't know any names of others who practice in a similar way, but there must be several others.

Alternatively you could join a kenjutsu-dojo where they do paired exercises or perhaps ask in a Kendo-dojo if you can join the kendo-kata practice.

Just a few thoughts!

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