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Old 09-24-2013, 09:40 AM   #20
lars beyer
Dojo: Copenhagen Aikishuren Dojo
Location: Denmark
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 280
Re: bokken strike style

Keith Larman wrote: View Post
I was watching a demo one day sitting next to a friend who did a koryu sword style. The nice guy up on the stage was doing a fairly conventional aikiken type demo. The koryu fella looked at me and asked why it is some aikidoka tend to swing the sword like we're trying to axe murder a munchkin. Yeah, I could only laugh at the comment and nod in agreement.

The problem now is that every time I watch that style of "swinging" a bokken I flash back on that image. Can't quite "unsee" that one.
Almost got me hooked into another fruitless argument about aikiken and aikido. Which was never meant to be koryu anyway.

Last edited by lars beyer : 09-24-2013 at 09:45 AM. Reason: Nevermind..
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