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    hi all
    problem:

    I have 3 brand new girls in my club!

    that is not the problem

    The problem is that I have no 38 size club shinai at all

    I don't want to get them to buy anything till their sure they want to continue training

    I am willing to cut back some slats and make a "Frankstien" shinai

    But my problem is......wait for it....

    I don't know the lenght of the leather handle(tskua?)
    to fit onto the shinai.

    any help out there?

    also are any other differences in the leather fittings?

    Cheers
    N

  • #2
    erm... i think the diameter is also different on a 38
    but, just so you know, the length of the handle (while on shinai) is about 13.5 inches on my new shinai.
    hope that helps

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    • #3
      Originally posted by nollaig
      hi all
      problem:

      I have 3 brand new girls in my club!

      that is not the problem

      The problem is that I have no 38 size club shinai at all

      I don't want to get them to buy anything till their sure they want to continue training

      I am willing to cut back some slats and make a "Frankstien" shinai

      But my problem is......wait for it....

      I don't know the lenght of the leather handle(tskua?)
      to fit onto the shinai.

      any help out there?

      also are any other differences in the leather fittings?

      Cheers
      N
      Generally speaking,the 38 size leather is 1 or 2cm shorter than 39 size.It's not a big problem.cas there isnt an correct length for it. you may change the leather freely in rang of 1-3cm based on 39 size leather .
      In another way,you may let the girls use 37 or 39 size shinais till they get the 38 size shinais.

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      • #4
        Also, you could let them use bokken if you have any. I would have a personal preferance to use bokken for everything except for ji-geiko/shiai. In which I would use a shinai. I don't take ken-do, but, I'd rather train my students with bokken. Besides, heavier wood= stronger arms. Anyway, this is just a n00b opinion. Please no flaming/bashing, my views could indeed change.
        Peace and Love.

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