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Old 12-11-2012, 08:09 AM   #7
Krystal Locke
Location: Phoenix, Oregon
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 407
Re: Iwama Style Bokken

Bokken adhere to a general standard length because there is generally a greater degree of homogeneity in the Japanese body type than in other groups'. Sword length is very important, although the importance usually shows up in the other direction. A sword that is too long is very difficult if not impossible to safely draw from its scabbard. Someone who is proportioned radically differently than the average Japanese man may need a longer sword

Ever try to find a gi that fits an American woman well? Same same. And what a pain in the arse.
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