Peter Rehse (PeterR) wrote:
One thing I did notice is an Aikidoist putting down weight training yet doing bokken swings ad nauseum. Same function really.
Actually, not. Swinging a bokken really isn't going to improve strength although I suppose with the right bokken it might. What it really does is help you to be able to swing a bokken, a whole bunch of times. The purpose of weight training is to increase your strength which can bring a host of ancilliary benefits which the bokken swinger will for the most part never see. I know I'm being picky but they really aren't the same thing in practice although the mindset behind doing them may technically be the same.
By the way, it does my heart good to read this thread.