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Old 09-18-2012, 09:43 AM   #17
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Re: Bokken Sparring- Chushin Tani Aikidojo

Chris Hein wrote: View Post
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
Incidentally, what is the point of using bokken instead of shinai anyway? You could probably go at it harder with shinai. You've got full bogu on so you wouldn't even need to spring for fukoro shinai.

Chris Hein wrote: View Post
The addition of grappling (modern Kendo doesn't include this)
FWIW, not true in all cases.Certainly not if you use the word kendo as the Japanese do.

It looks like a lot of fun, what you are doing. Personally I would try to modify the training to discourage jerking your hands out of the way / evading / etc because I see that as a terribly bad habit.
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