Thread: Why no tsuba?
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:10 AM   #36
Richard Stevens
Location: Indianapolis
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 165
Re: Why no tsuba?

If your sword work doesn't require the tsuba for specific techniques or protection I don't see the need for it. From the Aikiken I've observed it doesn't seem particularly necessary. However, in the arts I practice, if I were to remove my tsuba prior to kumitachi I would have broken knuckles.