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Old 11-01-2006, 12:13 PM   #1
Gavin Williams
Dojo: Uchi Komi
Location: amsterdam
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 6
help with choice of bokken !

Hiya, We are starting practising with weapons in our classes and am looking to buy a bokken, but there are so many!!. Can anyone explain for example the difference between a Jigenryu bokken and a Onoha bokken , i know that the Onahao is slightly more curved and also ways a little less but are they the only differences?
Thanks in advance
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Old 11-01-2006, 12:27 PM   #2
Location: Tulsa, OK
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 166
Re: help with choice of bokken !

I believe the Ono ha Itto Ryu bokken is just a bit shorter than the Satsuma Jigen Ryu bokken. Which one you get really depends on what you will be using it for and your tradition. The Iwama style aikido bokken may be appropriate if that's your affiliation.

Not to dismiss your question, but the best answer for this type of question is "ask your sensei".
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Old 11-01-2006, 04:40 PM   #3
Location: swansea wales
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 250
United Kingdom
Re: help with choice of bokken !

normally the club you attend have a purchase agreement set up with a supplier as already mentioned check with the dojo
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:06 PM   #4
Mark Uttech
Dojo: Yoshin-ji Aikido of Marshall
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,224
Re: help with choice of bokken !

It really doesn't matter which bokken you begin with; chances are you won't stay with it and you will try other style bokkens as you go. Most beginners just follow their instructor.

In gassho,
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