August 6th, 2002

firesea: self-portrait


Tom and I just spent a few minutes sparring with our bokken in the back yard - my hands are all tingly now. I've only sparred once before, and that was with shortswords - bokken are similar, but what was more helpful was the bit of aikido I've done. I never actually trained with a bokken, but I watched other people and all of the principles are the same - the bokken is just an extension of your arms.
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