2nd December 2003, 12:23 PM
The story of murph's shinnai
Erm. I bought a shinai, never taken kendo, never even seen one before. Friend kept insiting i should.
Spent three days drooling over it.
Removed the shipping ties.
Spent a week playing with it, learned a decent grip offa the internet, battled trees for hours on end, left it out in the cold one night, bruised myself many, many times while fighting imaginary foes..
Read about maitinance, noticed how dry mine looked.
Took it apart, and..
The four piece of bamboo come together to ONE piece at the handle?
Nope.. just glued... (figured that out while writing this)
Seperated, sanded, oiled w/ canola oil by hand, letting dry somewhat.
Assuming i'm likely to not recieve kendo triaing from anyone in real life for a while, any good, simple practices that can be learned online? or just fun stuffs to do? I dunno why i posted this anymore, was orgionally going to ask about their only being one piece of bamboo. But i got that one figured out.
2nd December 2003, 12:47 PM