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Old 11-28-2011, 06:35 AM   #62
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 243
Re: Aiki Ken and Ken justu

In my opinion any effectiveness depends on the way one is training.In our dojo,the way we train in aikiken teaches us how to use the katana in a real fight,even though the chance of having such a fight is minimal.We practice with heavy bokken that is not very far from the feel of the real katana sword, and we also practice in iai-do katas with real, sharp, heavy "old school" katanas.The use of aikiken and aikijo is to help us understand and polish our tai-jutsu technique,nevertheless they are effective on their own...
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