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Old 03-24-2012, 06:02 AM   #10
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Re: doka

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Robert M Watson Jr wrote: View Post
The 'textbook' of Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~madsb/home/war/vegetius/

Wikipedia has some interesting info on the work and the man ... strange echoes can be heard.

Tangent: spears made with fire sharpened points have been found and dated ~400,000 years of age. Seems that any srious budoka should know a thing or two about how to handle a spear.
Of training:
.....100 days for spear
...1000 days for bow
10,000 days for sword

For our particular interests in power and aiki; Spear teaches many things, but sword remains the hardest and most complete.
Dan
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