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Old 09-16-2004, 09:45 AM   #1
chris wright
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Location: South Yorkshire
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Smile Bokken etiquette

Hi all,
was just wandering about bokken etiquette, in particular with respect to Kamiza.
When you present your bokken to Kamiza before using it - should the 'blade' be facing towards or away from kamiza.
A couple of months ago in class a senior kyu grade set sensei's bokken and jo in front of kamiza before practice for him, and was admonished and told to turn the blade away from kamiza.
Yet many (or most) daisho and sword stands have the blades facing outwards, any thoughs?

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