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Old 10-09-2000, 03:34 AM   #5
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
Location: Northern Ireland
Join Date: Oct 2000
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Unhappy how not to grab a tanto

I've seen someone hit in the nose with a nice white oak jo when the person in front of him (all facing sensei) did a hasso movement. A bit of blood.

My worst was doing kote-gaeshi on someone attacking with a live blade (tanto). On the throw I stabbed myself in the leg - luckily the wound was only superficial.

[on unarmed injuries - I once was thrown into someone else as an Uke and hit them in the Kidney which caused them to pass out, and the most common injury I have seen is toe or finger nails being pulled out.]

However I am pleased to say that most people are very good with their Zanshin and Miai when doing weapon work with a partner and I have never seen any weapon injuries with an intentional attack.

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