Thread: Aikido Weapons
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:12 PM   #28
graham christian
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Re: Aikido Weapons

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Niall Matthews wrote: View Post
This classification of weapons is familiar, clear and normal to anyone who uses weapons analytically.

Spear thrust along a line - one dimension.

Sword cut along a plane - two dimensions.

Jo used as for both of those plus rotating similar to a sphere - three dimensions.

It's the differentiation used in hoplology - the analytical study of combat systems.
Thank you Niall.
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