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Old 11-12-2015, 05:39 AM   #28
sorokod
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Re: The use of weapons

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Alex Megann wrote: View Post
...my own feeling is that the experience of aikido as uke is very different if tori has the intent to cut, rather than to strike.
Alex
I am sure that is the case.

It is pretty clear to me how developing solid striking is applicable to taijitsu and developing cutting/slicing skills, using bokken as a shinken substitute, is applicable to kenjitsu, My question to you Alex is how, in your opinion, does developing cutting/slicing skills, using bokken as a shinken substitute contributes to taijitsu?

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