Maybe someone that knows more about chambara could help?????
Without it, I'm stuck comparing what is in the article to what I know--and it reads weird to me.
Could be wrong--have been before---will be again---but some of this simply makes little sense....the whole "hackysack" thing for example.
Without better answers and information---I would not traing with a guy like that in the article and I would not send my kid to train with him either.
Which is probably fair--as I doubt he would view me worthy to train with either.