Posted On:7/11/2011 7:00am
Style: Aikido, Aikiken, Aikijo
I've finally decided to purchase a new and better bokken. I had found a site which offered excellent woods and customization options:
Unfortunally is currently out of business. Any advice on alternatives?
I'm looking for a Kashima Shinryu-style bokken.
Posted On:7/11/2011 7:06am
Style: Yagyu Shinkage Ryu
This is where my Sensei recommends we purchase bokken.
Posted On:7/11/2011 7:59am
Thank you very much, unfortunately that site has no Kashima Shinryu specific Bokken, i'll have to look elsewhere.
Posted On:7/11/2011 8:10am
Posted On:7/11/2011 9:53am
Kim is a good source. Tozando also has a specialty bokken shop, look here.
Last edited by NeilG; 7/11/2011 9:58am at .
Posted On:7/11/2011 10:13am
Although it doesn't have, apparently, kashima shinryu bokken: http://www.ninecircles.co.uk
Posted On:7/11/2011 1:36pm
Thank you very much everyone!
I think the sensei may want to have us purchase iwama-ryu style bokken, meanwhile this sites will be of great help!
Posted On:7/11/2011 2:08pm
Style: Siling Labuyo Arnis
A question from someone who has never practiced any of the Japanese arts: just how different are the various styles of bokken? Where are the differerences coming from? Weight, curvature, length?
Posted On:7/11/2011 4:33pm
Originally Posted by Chili Pepper
Where are the differerences coming from? Weight, curvature, length?
All of the above, also with and without tsuba (handguard) and size/shape of tsuba. Kim's site has measurements. I've never handled anything other than regular kendo bokken before.
Posted On:7/11/2011 7:09pm
Style: Kashima Shinryu
Why do you need a Kashima-Shinryu style bokuto? Surely, an Iwama-ryu style bokuto would be cheaper. We get all of ours from Kim Taylor AFAIK. White oak only.
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