Thread: Tsugi Ashi
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:47 PM   #10
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Re: Tsugi Ashi

Attilio Anthony John Wagstaffe wrote: View Post
Going along the lines that Japanese culture has a farming tradition that goes way back when, would suggest that making a furrow in land, much the same way as ploughing, would need tools that chop into the earth.
So moving forward foot by foot would seem to me a reason to how the sword and all other implements of farming and weaponry would have it's basic movement in tsugi ashi....
Just a thought, but I may be wrong.....
Did you mean to say that the sword is a farm implement? Because it isn't. As far as the sword goes, the extent to which life in the fields informs its basic movements is probably rather minor.
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