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11-16-2004, 09:51 AM
Join Date: Aug 2000
Re: Bokken etiquette
You aren't going to please everyone all the time.
I agree with Jun that I have heard so many different explanations and traditions for how to put the bokken and why that it really comes down to how you do it in your dojo.
I've seen a dojo turn the bokken over (point to the opposite direction) just because they were beginning to sag and warp from constantly being stored with the weight bearing in one direction.
It's a sad irony: In U's satori, he forgot every technique he ever knew; since then, generations of doka have spent their whole careers trying to remember.
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