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  • dillon
    replied to Purpose of loop behind the Do
    in Bogu
    In the old days, Japanese dojo often had pegs along the wooden transoms for hanging bogu between practices. One purpose of the dou loop is for running himo from the various bits of bogu through each other and finally through the dou's inner loop to bring it all together for hanging.

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  • dillon
    replied to Zanshin
    Waiting goes against everything I was taught in kendo.
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  • dillon
    replied to Kendo and other martial arts?
    To be clear I mean that if you have both the time and quality instruction/practice in multiple arts, then pursuing a second art in parallel to kendo is ok, perhaps even beneficial. This is particularly true if the arts are gendai (doing more than one koryu can raise issues). On the other side, if the...
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  • dillon
    replied to Kendo and other martial arts?
    In my view it's about two things. The first is whether you have enough time to dedicate to achieve what you want from these arts. The second is the quality of the instruction/practice and by this I mean aside from the technical instruction are things like work ethic, practicing as shugyo vs sport, overall...
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  • dillon
    replied to Upgrading my men, need your opinion
    in Bogu
    You should go see a doctor about that blood smell. It sounds like your dojomates are hitting too hard. Talk to your sensei as well.
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