Jon Sheriff wrote:
While watching I was struck by the similarities to aikido. I felt an excitement in the pit of my belly (right in my hara I suppose). Why? It was like having lived with black and white TV, then seeing colour for the first time. So many things about aikido became more transparent. I could see the building blocks and foundations aikido is built upon.
When you begin to realize how important weapons, particularly edged weapons, are to aikdo your practice will begin to change. Many questions will answer themselves. The tactics, techniques, and attacks all start to make perfect sense.