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Old 03-03-2003, 10:31 AM   #16
mike lee
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Join Date: Jun 2002
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where are we going?

There's a lot of other reasons for practicing a lot of cuts with a bokken. For someone who is weak, developing some strength might be one of the first benefits. For someone who already has sufficient strength form, accuracy, and ki development are some other benefits.

Once again, aikido is not about using strength or strength development. It's about using certain movements such as a sword-strike motion, with aiki in unarmed waza such as shihonage.

If the goal is not kept in mind, it will never be reached.
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