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Old 08-24-2012, 08:44 AM   #14
Chris Evans
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Straight Face practice tameshigiri I think you should find a teacher first

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Jørgen Jakob Friis wrote: View Post
uhm.. just want to chime in.. if you want to practice tameshigiri I think you should find a teacher first - then ask her where to buy the blade.

I would think that just buying a sword and start cutting stuff in pieces would be a surefire way to damage the sword and potentially you and the people around you.

Bad quality swords will break - but so will good swords as well, if you handle them the wrong way.

It's not really like chopping wood with an axe. I've been duing iaido with a dull blade (suits the owner) for some years now, and I still don't think I've got the cutting right - yet. On the rare occasion it feels right, but I would think twice and go through the motions many times before trying tameshigiri.

Good luck
agreed and will do "...practice tameshigiri...should find a teacher first..."

for now, I'm curious.

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