Because I can:Quote:
Originally Posted by Samuel Browning
I , a lowly kyu-grade, can correct the great martial arts "master" Ashida Kim on his iai. First, he will not cut anything from that posture. With all his weight back he'd be lucky to even push an arm out of the way with any resulting cut. Second, his "obi" (belt) is completely wrong. A rank belt will not hold a katana well enough to do iai. Finally, his arm is fully straightened and he is in no position to begin sayabiki (pulling the saya off the final part of the katana during a draw). I would hypothesize that if that were a real sword and not a piece of stainless steel junk, he would have split the koiguchi (mouth of the sheath) open and sliced his left hand clear to the bone.
I wonder if his 10,000 challenge covers a tameshigiri competition.