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Old 09-05-2004, 05:37 AM   #8
Zoli Elo
Join Date: May 2004
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Re: Rolling with Katana

Rolling with a shinken - don't if you do not know what you are doing.

With that said, a way to successfully roll forward and backward with a shinken in a saya while still in an obi is as follows:

Orientate the weapon so that it is fairly horizontal across your hips. Both hands holding in open grips: one hand on the saya the other on the tsuka. Roll straighter then normal - nearly right down your spine.

Rolling at angles or side to side, is done differently and is a bit more complex. The weapon to hip position is different plus the hand grip and position are different...

Zoli
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