Sunday, October 22, 2006

Way of the Sword

6th Dan Sensei Dave Ansell, Chief instructor of Shin Ichi Do Dojo and one of the Iaido Federation, grading officers, demonstrates at a seminar at Richard Obbard’s dojo in Broadstairs yesterday.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

anon again!

I thought all swords & knives had to be handed in to the Police a few months back.. (cynic)

DrMoores said...

Doesn't include carving knives over thrre feet long or fruit knives!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps its a trusty sword of truth!

Anonymous said...

He wouldn't get that long to think in a real fight, and he'd be constantly tripping over his baggy trousers. Hiiii Yaaa ! Take that sword man!

DrMoores said...

There's no thinkling involved. After years of practise in any martial art, it's all a non -thinking "sub cortical" process, regardless of whether the hand or the sword is involved. I was quite amused watching one programme on Discovery, where the all Japan Kendo champion was sparring with an 85 year old Kendo master, who consistently struck the former on the head in what looked like slow motion.

Anonymous said...

If he is a champion I expect he knows better than to show up a master, even an elderly one! The dedication of those guys is unbelievable.