Thread: Why no tsuba?
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:54 AM   #18
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Re: Why no tsuba?

Graham Christian wrote: View Post
I would say very simply that a tsuba makes you lazy. Learning how to protect your hands and knuckles etc. is all part of the training.

I would even extend this to any form of padding or armour meaning the down side is you get complacent and thus feel that part of your body is protected.

I guess that means that all the bushi who used tsuba and armor were lazy and complacent.