I'm sorry this is a basic post. I don't fight with sword or bo nor do I know enough about either to post in this section. I'm working on kata bunkai and I need a couple of facts to make it make sense. Please help. (1) Can a real sword cut through a bo the size as that which would have actually been historically in use, (not the light weight skinny thing I do kata with) at a perpendicular angle? ... at an oblique angle? About how many strikes could a bo take before the sword could cut through? Would it ever happen that a sword would get caught in a bo because it didn't strike completely through? ... or would that action just break the bo? Thanks so much for the help.
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