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Old 09-18-2012, 12:44 AM   #15
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Re: Bokken Sparring- Chushin Tani Aikidojo

Szczepan Janczuk wrote: View Post
So how is your practice different from Kendo?
Not to be rude, but have you done Kendo?

I have, it's worlds different. Not in a bad way, it's just apples and oranges. Here are a few very quick differences:

Bokken instead of Shinai
The addition of grappling (modern Kendo doesn't include this)
The person being hit decides what hits were valid or not, there are no refs or judges
We all study Aikido and not Kendo (well some of us do both)

So there are a few quick differences, there are many more. So I guess my return question is, why do you ask?

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