Thread: Why no tsuba?
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:24 AM   #206
graham christian
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Re: Why no tsuba?

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Christopher Li wrote: View Post
I must have missed the part where Yamada had a bokken. Maybe you could give us the time marker?

Yamada has, actually, taught bokken - once that I've heard of, but it's very unusual for him.

Best,

Chris
Aha, a mistake! Yes, I suppose that must be Tamura Sensei then. Y ou got me, I will live in shame the rest of my life ha, ha.

No, seriously though, we still haven't found any shihan who never taught or learned bokken.

As I said, it's a no brainer to me that somewhere along the line they learned or tauhgt bokken also that being in the martial arts world and Japanese somewhere along the line they would have a sword and know quite a lot about it's use. I bet Yamada's got a samurai sword in his house.

Regards.G.