Re: Bokken Sparring- Chushin Tani Aikidojo
I understand. The thing is, the restrictions you decided to use, form the way of practice. I.e. because one can’t cut lower body and the legs, in body-to-body situation weapons are suddenly abandoned, in fact I can’t see the intent of the players, they treat swords like a wooden sticks, not a sharp weapons…
And because the rules you are using are very similar to kendo rules, the use of sword will evolve to the same direction like in kendo – I think. I can already see it in the way the attacks are done – very similar to attack in kendo. Another example – normally there are 8 directions to cut with sword, players use 2, max 3. So the richness of swordplay is somehow lost. The same applies to the tactics and strategy.
Gerardo - infinite possibilities are possible if there are no rules. It is not a case here.