Thread: O Sensei bokken
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:38 PM   #7
Gerardo Torres
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Re: O Sensei bokken

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David Soroko wrote: View Post
That's interesting. Can you expand on this?
I recently read in this post/thread

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showpo...0&postcount=38
http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showth...t=20982&page=2

that in Iwama aikiken they don't treat the sword as a cutting instrument. Perhaps this is just one practitioner's opinion and it's not the general, more authoritative opinion -- I don't know since I'm not an expert in that style. From an "outside" perspective though, I can agree with it seeing how they use the weapon, and how having a "kissaki" (mimicking the real sword) is not that critical. I also read somewhere that the kissaki was removed after a training accident involving somebody's eye...
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