Have a weapon puzzle/issue I cannot quite figure out.
Using a jo, hanbo, a stick, a bo of some kind.
When a movement seems identical to that of a sword being drawn from the hip (ie a sweep from hip going forward on a horizontal plane) with the front tip the stick leading the entire motion throughout. (starts in front, stays in front, and ends in front)
If the weapon were a katana, a sword instead, the weapon would be "alive", have a razor sharp edge and be very dangerous throughout the entire motion. What happens when the weapon is indeed a stick NOT a sword re: the middle, the body of that stick? The forward point can poke, rake, dig the swing can make the rear tip quite ~unpleasant~... if it were pulled to the opposite hip
For folks who do jo, short bo work, what IYO, IYE should be happening with the "main body" of the stick... in this kind of action? It has no ~edge~... would it be "dead", pose little offensive danger in that kind of draw-sweep action?