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Old 02-08-2002, 01:48 PM   #4
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I might be wrong, but my observation is that in aikido which is related to kenjutsu, sword cuts start well above the head with a lot of power, which is needed to effectively cut an opponent down in one shot in a practical situation. In kendo the purpose is to hit the opponent at determined places to score a point so cutting movements are short and quick, but could not possibly cut down a person effectively.

How much power is required to drive a sharp blade through soft flesh?
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