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Old 05-08-2003, 12:51 AM   #26
Paul Sanderson-Cimino
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Yoshokai as far as I have seen doesn't use tsuba. I have not heard any particular reason why. I haven't yet seen any 'finger-smashing'. Perhaps our sword techniques don't involve as much stuff that could be perilous in that way? Then again, I'm a beginner.
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Old 05-08-2003, 01:27 PM   #27
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I don't usually use one in aiki-ken, but we rarely do anything that has us making more than incidental/accidental contact with our weapons. If I was in a style that did a lot of contact I'd definitely use one. On the occasions when we do jodo kata at my iaido class we always use a tsuba on the bokken. Back when I was doing medieval armed/armored combat, good hand guards on the weapons (or good hand armor, which is much more expensive) were always extremely important.

I don't have a problem with them. I don't use one because that's the convention in my dojo....and because it fits in the bag better without it

Bronson

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Old 05-08-2003, 11:05 PM   #28
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Big Bag

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Bronson Diffin (Bronson) wrote:
I don't use one because that's the convention in my dojo....and because it fits in the bag better without it

Bronson
I bought the big hunker Bujin bag that let's me keep them on...

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Old 05-09-2003, 12:28 AM   #29
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I bought the big hunker Bujin bag that let's me keep them on...
Drool. I had to save my pennies for the Bujin bag I have. It's much more cost effective for me to just remove the tsuba...and then there's that whole "convention in my dojo" thing

Bronson

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Old 05-09-2003, 12:17 PM   #30
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Re: Big Bag

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I bought the big hunker Bujin bag that let's me keep them on...
I must have the Jpn apartment version; I have to remove my TSUBA before stowing.

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Old 05-09-2003, 01:39 PM   #31
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I have Iwama's bokken,and it hasn't tsuba option.I haven't problen whit my bag.

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