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Old 01-12-2012, 05:53 PM   #25
Gerardo Torres
Location: SF Bay Area
Join Date: Jul 2006
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Re: bokken suburi questions

Joe Curran wrote: View Post
The primary hand in bokken work is the left hand.This SUPPLIES the power, right hand DIRECTS THE POWER.The hand nearer to the body in weapons work is the hand which is POWER HAND> Cheers,Joe
I once heard a teacher say that the whole "left hand power" can be used as a tool to teach some beginners to let go of their natural right-hand preference when it came to deliver power say in a shomenuchi/kirioroshi, but that in true you don't want to have a power hand, you want power in both hands (if you're using both hands to cut).
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