November 23rd, 2003


I like swords, la la la!

Not only did I get to hold a real katana on Friday, I got to practice with it. Not for long, of course, since I was incredibly afraid of decapitating myself and I only know two simple attacks. But it was an amazing experience nonetheless.

Interestingly, the point of having swords in Aikido is to teach us how to disarm people who are using them. Learning how to use one is just a byproduct of learning technique.

But ooooooh.

They're so shiny. /8bt