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Old 02-02-2011, 09:13 PM   #5
Keith Larman
Dojo: AIA, Los Angeles, CA
Location: California
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,604
Re: Reasonable weight for suburito?

FWIW what I was taught is that the suburito (that always makes me crave Mexican food) shouldn't be overly heavy. Just heavy enough to give you better feedback. So it's not like you're trying to strengthen your muscles so you can swing harder. It is a means of learning to gain fine control over a heavier weapon. Over-extension, over-commitment, trying to muscle a cut, trying to muscle-stop a cut, etc. all result in bouncing, bobbling, etc.

But YMMV. I really don't know. Just another data point for you as it is what I was told.

So form, form, form. With smoothness come speed and power, not the other way around.

Have fun!

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