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Old 10-14-2003, 03:57 PM   #1
Wraith
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Question Starting out

Hi there. I've always had an interest in kenjutsu and martial art sword styles and recently I've decided to get a closer look. I would like to ask a few questions from the people here who have been practicing this far longer than I have.

1) Do you have any styles that you would recommend? (For a begginner who is eager to learn)

2) I live in downtown Montreal, can anybody point me to the nearest dojo (using the Metro please) that practices Kenjutsu?

3) I'm relatively lightweight, with a slight build. I'm still quite strong for my size though. What kind of bokken should I use? (associated with question #1)

I thank you for any guidance you can give me.

Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword. It's that last part I have a problem with.
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Old 10-14-2003, 07:02 PM   #2
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Well, since I also practice Aikido, I would recommend Kashima-Shinryu Kenjutsu.

IMHO, it is a good start.

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Old 10-15-2003, 03:35 PM   #3
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I'll look into that. I think that there might be a school that teaches Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto not too far away. Can anyone tell me about that form?

Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword. It's that last part I have a problem with.
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Old 10-19-2003, 04:55 PM   #4
Suzanne Cooper
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Hi Wraith!

This is a great place to discuss aikido. I've learned so much and always felt so welcome here.

BTW--I couldn't help noticing your username. Did you get tickets to Trilogy Tuesday??

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