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Old 09-20-2013, 02:32 PM   #13
Keith Larman
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Re: bokken strike style

Patrick de Block wrote: View Post
Forget about style. Have a look at Saito's body movement in the slow motion sequence 1:56 - 2:17
Okay, fine, I'll put on my flameproof undies... The question remains -- is he demonstrating an aiki movement? Is he demonstrating a movement to push down someone else's weapon? Or is he cutting with the sword?

#1 -- fine, no worries.

#2 -- fine, no worries.

#3 -- No cut.

My point is that style does matter because style exists within a larger context which indicates what the hell it all means. Context. And if you look at it through the eyes of different contexts such an example can range from fantastic stuff to total crap... And everything in between.

Have fun...

Last edited by Keith Larman : 09-20-2013 at 02:34 PM. Reason: Clarification

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