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Old 12-05-2002, 02:49 PM   #8
henry brown
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Dojo: Soseikan, Worth IL
Location: Chicago suburbs
Join Date: Nov 2001
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Don't grip it too tight. It makes your entire shoulder-arm etc prone to shiver when you stop. The grip should be just strong enough to resist someone pulling the sword straight out. It feels pretty loose!

Of course, if you try sword cutting techniques like Toyama-ryu, you will find out that aikido subori is completely different.
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