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The answer by Sardathrion is a really good one, but I would like to add some experience to that. I mainly use the Red Dragon gloves as well. Mostly because they're a good compromise. They don't have the best protection, but I've never had any major incidents in them while some people in our club have suffered painful hits (no broken bones though) using ...


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Don't overlook the necessity to strengthen your shoulders. Arm and hand strength are great, but you can't discount the importance of shoulder strength and endurance. Part of my warm-up routine for sword practice involves slow shoulder rotations, overhead hand claps, and side-extension isometric holds (often with swords in hand for added weight). The many ...


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In response to most comments NO to heavier that should be sword or excessive strength. Sword play it is exercise of focus and fitness not strength. If you use to much force you will find you self losing balance and sword of your opponent in your head. It is all about right amount of strength in right time. If you feel that you opponent is applying to much ...


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What a coincidence. I recently stumbled upon a video of a young sort of guy in Arizona by the name of Kairo Seijuro who seems to have attained a high degree of skill in classical kenjutsu. He was in the news due to a video posted to youtube showing him using his sword to protect himself and another man from harm when a fight broke out between multiple people ...



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