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Old 06-21-2013, 10:59 AM   #5
R.A. Robertson
Dojo: Still Point Aikido Center
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Join Date: Jul 2002
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Re: Shinken

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Lynn Seiser wrote: View Post
All blade work is to cut through something. [\]
Lynn, may we not also use our swords defensively? Granted, it still cuts through air, it might cut through the timing of an attack, it might cut through the mind -- but does not a sword, when used well, also have the capacity to unify?

And as long as we're talking about swords and words, I am forever fascinated by the dual nature of the English word "cleave."
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