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#203540 - 11/18/05 12:55 PM Re: zanshin! [Re: jamesd]
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similar to this...
I started studying the sword, informally, a while back, and I had found a tsuka technique I wanted to try. For no particular reason, I did a draw & cut first, and then put the blade back into the scabbard... then I looked down at my hands, one on the tsuka, one on the saya, and realized that I had just put the blade away straight -without noto, without looking or thinking about it. it seemed as if the sword had gone back into the saya by itself. I couldn't move for something like five minutes. and I've never experienced that again, but it was truely awesome.
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#203541 - 11/18/05 01:38 PM Re: zanshin! [Re: traq]
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similar to this...
I started studying the sword, informally, a while back, and I had found a tsuka technique I wanted to try. For no particular reason, I did a draw & cut first, and then put the blade back into the scabbard... then I looked down at my hands, one on the tsuka, one on the saya, and realized that I had just put the blade away straight -without noto, without looking or thinking about it. it seemed as if the sword had gone back into the saya by itself. I couldn't move for something like five minutes. and I've never experienced that again, but it was truely awesome.



that, i've read here and there, is the ultimate goal of Iaido.
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#203542 - 11/18/05 01:58 PM Re: zanshin! [Re: funstick5000]
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indeed. though I think it is likely nothing more than a facinating coincidence in this case.
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#203543 - 11/18/05 03:12 PM Re: zanshin! [Re: traq]
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i can barely imagine the emotions you felt, must have been so crazy.
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