Thread: Bokken Kata
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Old 07-11-2004, 09:39 AM   #7
dan guthrie
Dojo: Aikido of SLO
Location: Morro Bay
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 139
Re: Bokken Kata

Amy Mann wrote:
I've been learning Aikido for about 2 months now, and I really enjoy the bokken work we do, but I'm really bad at it... Does anyone know any good websites for bokken kata so that I can have something to learn and practice with at home? Thanks.
I wouldn't worry about stinking for the first year or so. I'm new here, also, but I started weapons as soon as I could.
Whatever you do, don't give up. The two hardest parts of bokken work, for me at least, is the humiliation of everyone being so much better than me and the embarrassment of everyone being so much better than me.

IMHO don't use websites or practice at home, except to learn the names. You can pick up bad habits that will be hard to erase and your ceiling will get long scratches.

You probably want to be Obi-wan kenobi. I want to be Zorro.
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