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To clarify a couple of points in other answers: Weight: lighter bokken feel rather different to a katana. As already noted, you can do techniques with a kendo shinai that are not possible with a katana unless you are Conan the Barbarian! This is due to the light weight of the shinai vs a katana. A heavier bokken will be closer to the weight of a katana and ...


If you are already an experienced Kendoka, getting in shape would basically be Jogging / Circuit Training Weight training Suburi I do participate in tournaments and often during busier months, I stop training (max 3 months). Getting stamina back is usually the main focus for me when coming back. I would get the scolding of the century if I were not ...

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