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Old 02-05-2011, 09:31 AM   #2
grondahl
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Re: Iwama bokken vs. "the other" bokken

First of all: If Ueshiba only taught bukiwaza in Iwama, why did he issue a aiki-weapons certificate to Hikitsuchi in Shingu?

Second: Itīs not exactly like Ueshiba invented the bokken, there has always been a lot of different kinds of bokken out there.

Third: Are you sure that he didnīt use a Kashima Shinto Ryu-bokken? After all, he entered Kashima Shinto Ryu and at least the first kumitachi is modeled after a Kashima kata.
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