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Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:52 pm
by blackcat
Thought I'd start a new thread on the subject.

Arturo mentioned about whether Tatsuo Suzuki made any sword defense demonstrations. I don't think he did any in the early period of his time in the UK, and I think one reason for this is that he didn't have a partner who could use the sword. If the partner can't use the sword then the tachi dori practice is pointless. After Sugasawa sensei arrived in 1978, he seemed to include sword attack as part of his demonstrations for UKKW events. This link to the BBC series 'Way of the Warrior' shows him doing a shortened version with Sugasawa sensei and Sakagami sensei: