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#160076 - 06/24/05 05:16 PM Ok, so...I've ordered a bokken..
Iamdadude Offline

Registered: 06/24/05
Posts: 83
and I've already got one against me...No dojo for this dude...I've ordered a book "Bokken: art of the japanese sword", but I'm hoping this will be enough for me to get good. Any tips?

#160077 - 06/24/05 05:19 PM Re: Ok, so...I've ordered a bokken.. [Re: Iamdadude]
Warwolph Offline

Registered: 05/26/05
Posts: 160
this kind of thing's been commented on enough.. you might be able to get some basics alone, but nothing beats spending time at a dojo... think of it as trying to learn a language from a book... nothing beats going to a country that speaks that language..

#160078 - 06/24/05 05:21 PM Re: Ok, so...I've ordered a bokken.. [Re: Warwolph]
Iamdadude Offline

Registered: 06/24/05
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Have you ever heard of anybody that's gotten good via book?

#160079 - 06/24/05 05:35 PM Re: Ok, so...I've ordered a bokken.. [Re: Iamdadude]
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sorry to burst your bubble but nothing will replace correct training in a dojo with a good instructor.

I've done a fair bit with bokken and also have this book in my library, however technique is best learnt and perfected under the gaze & correction of your instructor!

No-one I know of has ever got any good learning from a book.

There are things that the book can't show you in technique that will make a huge difference in how you wield your weapon.
Sword maiden

#160080 - 06/24/05 06:22 PM Re: Ok, so...I've ordered a bokken.. [Re: Reiki]
Warwolph Offline

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however, training alone once you have knowledge of the basics is never bad, you just need a teacher to correct you at the end of the week.


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