Thread: Why no tsuba?
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:35 PM   #57
Fred Little
Dojo: NJIT Budokai
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Re: Why no tsuba?

Why no tsuba?

"Because that's not the way we do it in this school."

Beyond that, I would note that a decent tsuba will cost as much as a bokuto and more than a bargain judo-style keiko-gi, and also note that aikido has had an orientation toward keeping entry-level equipment prices low for 60+ years. Materialist explanation often misses part of the story. That's why I started with the oft-heard quotation above.

Hope this helps.