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  • Tie and cord breaking

    I usually spar with a friend once a week and after each spar I find that at least one of my cords snap per a session and even on a new shinai the leather tie is almost broken after three sparring sessions any ideas on how to prevent this

  • #2
    Should not be happening. Are you practising kendo or something else?

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    • #3
      It's kendo it may be that the sessions are usually for about 5 points but I don't think that would have to much to do with it

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      • #4
        Generally if you use something in a way that it is not designed to be used, it can break or behave unpredictably. Without seeing what you are doing, impossible to say where the problem is. Maybe show your sensei?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by verissimus View Post
          Should not be happening. Are you practising kendo or something else?
          My thoughts exactly. while shinai certainly do degrade over time, and sometimes you do get a bum one, a shinai, or its "cords", shouldn't break like you're describing. Because simply, the cuts in Kendo don't result in such things. The bamboo might splinter or crack, but the cords/ties/tsuru should be fine.

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          • #6
            You are striking with the side opposite the cord (tsuru) right?

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