learned????? the only thing you learned is that either your friends' backyard two-swordstyle sucks, or that he really likes you and don't want you to be in the hospital.
And the fact that he was able to still deal with me so easily despite my experience taught me the value of being armed vs. unarmed.
Once again, also learned distancing, closing the gap, zoning, etc etc.
But yeah, I mean, those things are crap in a fight, because everyone starts off grappling on the ground.
I wonder why he didn't use normal twohanded strikes
Get your eyes checked; there are a few pics of him doing two handed strikes. Fucker almost broke my hand with one of them.
Believe me or better yet believe ronin a real strike from a bokken would lead to a whole lot more damage as in broken ribs, wrists cracked skull etc.
Well gee, imagine that, my best friend of 14 years didn't try to kill me and I didn't try to beat the piss out of him for attacking me with a stick. What are the odds of that happening? =P
Were those bokkens from wood, looking to the wounds you have I would think they were made out of plastic.
Furthermore a bokken isn't a weapon in itself
Didn't Musashi kill someone with a bokken made from an oar?
I believe it's just a tool to learn how to wield a sword so you can't go gripping it on the blade portion.
That's nice that you have a belief system different from mine. I don't try to tell you how to believe; don't try to do the same to me.
When you spar your buddy bare handed and he has the bokkens, you can have whatever rules you want. As it stands, I think I gave my buddy quite a few advantages (such as the fact I didn't grapple until the 3rd match), and I think it's only fair to give me some rules to ensure I don't die.
If a shinai can give you a bruise through a protected forearm, a bokken would just brake it.
Once again, you're assuming my friend was trying to kill me. I had quite a large number of firearms at that location; if it was a duel, it would have ended quite differently.
Just a friendly sparring match Ace. Simmer.