Thread: O Sensei bokken
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:38 AM   #16
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Re: O Sensei bokken

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David Soroko wrote: View Post
In Iwama bukiwaza, the bokken is not used used as a short stuff or club. There are plenty of videos of Saito Morihiro doing ken suburi and kumitachi, have a look.
Could you clarify your previous statement a bit?

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David Soroko wrote: View Post
It is true that in the Iwama weapons system the bokken is generally considered to be a striking weapon. Do you have a reason to believe that at some point, the founder held a different view (say, that the bokken is just an approximation if a shinken) and the change of shape reflects a change in the attitude?
It's a striking weapon, not "an approximation of a shinken," and it is also not a short staff or club. Can you clarify what the bokken is in Saito Sensei's Aikiken system?
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