1,000 cuts!

…..Okay so the other night I had some time on my hands and I also had my iaito with me.  Now my iaito is a nihongi iaito or it was made in Japan.  It is absolutely a beautiful work of art and the fittings are fit to the highest level.  This particular iaito also has a bo-hi or blood groove and because of that it sings when you cut.  So the other night I started from seiza (think kneeling with folded feet underneath) and proceeded into working my way through some downward cuts.  I try to remain completely relaxed and without tension when doing this and it is a joy to have the time to cut and cut and cut.  I easily moved through four hundred or so downward cuts just like this.  Letting the sword sing and letting my body relax and enjoy the moment.  I then moved to standing in Dai Jodan kamae (position) or upward, angled vertical position and proceeded to continue cutting while stepping forward.  I stopped counting after around six hundred or so cuts and just let my mind drift while continuing with the training.  This type of training in repetition is extremely important.  The more reps you can perform correctly the better your form will be and the more opportunity you will have to enter into the Instinctive Response.

Repetition Is Essential!

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Brian R. VanCise

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Hi my name is Brian R. VanCise and my passion is the Martial Sciences. I have trained almost my entire life in the pursuit of martial excellence and I teach a world class curriculum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact us at: 702-326-3622
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1 Response to 1,000 cuts!

  1. jks9199 says:

    Too many folks today want to learn the martial sciences — TODAY. NOW.

    They don’t understand that simple repetition of the techniques is the only way to really inscribe the techniques and principles that underlie them into your mind and body. There’s no substitute; there’s no easy way. My teacher would say “Repetition is the mother of learning.”

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