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Old 02-20-2001, 01:18 PM   #9
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Chuck Clark wrote:
If you're doing tanto dori with a live blade and no one gets just means that either the person with the tanto isn't really trying to cut or they aren't knowledgeable with a knife.

Yup. We just had this discussion on the Aikido mailing list. Anyone with experience with a knife of any depth knows this. When I hear things like - live-blade jiyu waza - I cringe. If anyone thinks they could survive this in real life, they're wrong, except on a fluke. It gives a completely false sense of one's supposed abilities.

Larry Novick
Head Instructor
ACE Aikido
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