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Old 08-11-2010, 05:01 PM   #10
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Re: Kata/Suburi apart from Saito Sensei

I will have to take a better look later, but right off the bat I noticed he steps forward first and then steps backwards the second time. We go backwards first and then forward in my dojo. Also, he does the first one three ways instead of two like my dojo does (he does: sliding, stepping in and stepping back). He also drops his bokken down near his back a lot, and that is a no-no in our dojo. Not sure if this is just something my sensei decided to change or not, but he did train with Chiba Sensei for quite some time. I will look later and see if there is anything else of interest.

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