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jemostrom
jemostrom

Trying to remember how to use one of these … it’s been years!!

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jean
jean

@jemostrom I’ll bite: what is it?

cliffordbeshers
cliffordbeshers

@jemostrom Practice sword?

jemostrom
jemostrom

@jean it's a wooden sword that is used for iaido practice (among other styles). I haven't done it in a long time (5-6 years??) but no students showed up for ju-jutsu so I decided to play around for an hour while waiting for the next group.

jemostrom
jemostrom

@cliffordbeshers yep, my supposed to instruct a ju-jutsu class so I didn't have my steel sword with me ... but I'm currently so out of practice so that was a good thing 😝

jemostrom
jemostrom

@jemostrom @cliffordbeshers "I was supposed to ..."

jean
jean

@jemostrom So not a minimalist slide ruler? 😅

jemostrom
jemostrom

@jean 🤣

odd
odd

@jemostrom It’s looking nothing like my Shinai.

jemostrom
jemostrom

@odd No, it's different. This is basically a wooden "stick" with a basic sword form, used for example in Iaido and Aikido to practice techniques when your are new (as I understand it). In Iaido you then get a "proper" steel sword (which costs money, but not that much if you buy a "newbie-sword" ... and a lot of money for the fancy versions).

I got a steel "newbie-sword" also and it's quite a different thing to use that, both easier and more difficult ... and there is also the risk of hurting yourself.

odd
odd

@jemostrom I thought so. Mine is for Kendo, and is made from bamboo, leather and fabric string.