Thread: Shinken
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:23 AM   #3
Robert Cowham
Dojo: East Sheen Aikido and Kashima No Tachi
Location: London, UK
Join Date: Jul 2000
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Re: Shinken

Good thoughts! One of the meanings of harai dachi with a shinken is a cutting away, or a sweeping away of impurities, in the sense of an exorcism. Practice with a shinken requires focus and it challenges us in beneficial ways.
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