If sword work is not part of his karate curriculum, then perhaps the more pertinent question his sensei should be asking him is WHY does he want to learn the bokken?

Weapons work should reinforce te-waza. It is not a separate thing unto itself. What you do with a weapon is the same as what you do empty handed.

Have you (webby) at least read Dave Lowry's book on the subject?

In any case, you should be talking this over with your "instructure" as it were....

Also, please note the 2nd sticky on this forum....


Edited by eyrie (11/18/05 06:56 PM)