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Old 10-15-2011, 03:32 AM   #10
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: High(er) Intensity Weapons

Matt Kaye wrote:
it is interesting to note that much of what we train within the aikido weapons system goes completely out of the window when faced with a competant swordsman. Working against the controlled yet furious cuts of my sensei (5th dan kendo, iaido and jodo) the idea of moving inside the sphere of the bokken and attempting any techinque seems an impossible task.
Hello Matt,

Care to elaborate?

What constitutes "much of what we train within the aikido weapons system"? Why does it go completely out the window? What, if anything, do you think can be done to change that?

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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