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    Kenjutsu with Mockingbird

    *Sits back, watching the clouds and waits for Mockingbird...*
     
         

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    Re: Kenjutsu with Mockingbird

    Sorry for the wait, but tell me everything you already know about Kenjutsu
     
         

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    Re: Kenjutsu with Mockingbird

    ''Okay! Well really... Kenjutsu is the art of the sword; to be able to manipulate the sword as if it were another limb.''
     
         

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    Re: Kenjutsu with Mockingbird

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    ''Okay! Well really... Kenjutsu is the art of the sword; to be able to manipulate the sword as if it were another limb.''
    Good answer. Not sure I would use the word manipulate, though o_o. But I know what you mean.

    Moving along, what do you think the differences are between a One-Handed and Two-Handed Slash? Other than the obvious of course.
     
         

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    Re: Kenjutsu with Mockingbird

    Ah okay!

    I can imagine, a two-handed slash has a more brutal and powerful impact upon collision with the object, but the technique would take a little while longer to execute.

    On the other hand, a one-handed slash deals less damage, but is quicker and easier to execute and can be used more casually in a spar.
     
         

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    Well, you got some of it. A One-Handed Slash is not as fast nor as powerful as a Two-Handed Slash, however, you can easily chain attacked one after the other and it offers more maneuverability. A Two-Handed Slash is faster because of the extra force behind the blade, and is more powerful than a One-Handed for the same aforementioned reason. However, it offers less maneuverability, and it isn't as easy to chain attacks one after the other when using both hands.

    Quesitons?
     
         

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    Re: Kenjutsu with Mockingbird

    Ah yes that's true, more force, more speed!

    No questions! ^_^
     
         

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    Re: Kenjutsu with Mockingbird

    Quote Originally Posted by -S- View Post
    Ah yes that's true, more force, more speed!

    No questions! ^_^
    Indeed, so, now that we've distinguished the difference between the two, try performing a One-Handed Horizontal slash on this training dummy.

    *Sets up a training dummy, afterwards handing you a bokken that you'll be using for the remainder of this training*
     
         

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    Re: Kenjutsu with Mockingbird

    *Since I'm left-handed, I hole the sword sideways in my palm, with my knuckles facing away from me. I then aim at the dummy, and swing my arm from left to right horizontally with great force and as much speed as possible; severing the dummy as the blade slides through the waist of the dummy.*

    The position in which the blade is held, looks much like this:

     
         

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    Re: Kenjutsu with Mockingbird

    Quote Originally Posted by -S- View Post
    *Since I'm left-handed, I hole the sword sideways in my palm, with my knuckles facing away from me. I then aim at the dummy, and swing my arm from left to right horizontally with great force and as much speed as possible; severing the dummy as the blade slides through the waist of the dummy.*

    The position in which the blade is held, looks much like this:

    Yosh. Although the bokken wouldn't actually sever the dummy, I know what you meant

    Now try a One-Handed Vertical
     
         

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    Re: Kenjutsu with Mockingbird

    Yeah x)

    Okay!

    *I firmly grip my sword in my palm, and I raise my arm into the air, and I then swing the sword downwards with all my force keeping focus of the direction of my slash and making sure it travels straight downwards; severing the dummy in half!*
     
         

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