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Old 01-05-2011, 03:01 PM   #31
George S. Ledyard
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Re: Jo Dori Clip

Lyle Laizure wrote: View Post
I was taught and teach that you do not give a weapon back to your attacker.
I was taught that you do give it back to them. But if you are going to lay it down, rather than hand it back, then you do so mindfully. Throwing it down is sloppy, is disrespectful of both the opponent and the audience. You never see anything like that in koryu.

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