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Old 02-26-2004, 01:23 AM   #20
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Erik Haselhofer (Erik) wrote:
What it really does is help you to be able to swing a bokken, a whole bunch of times.

The purpose of weight training is to increase your strength which can bring a host of ancilliary benefits which the bokken swinger will for the most part never see.
There are some really really heavy bokken floating around here. I'm waiting for Jesse to chime in since a) he is the weight lifting student I mentioned and b) has one of the aforementioned monsters.

I have heard a number of people here insist that bokken swinging increases muscular strength of shoulders and forearms especially. I've been mumbling about doing more of this so at the moment opinions are welcome.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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