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How to Check Your Bokken for Safety in Sword Fighting

Learn how to make sure your bokken is safe from Sensei Oliver Martin in this katana sword fighting video from Howcast.

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So when you begin your practices its important to take care of wooden bokken. And give it a tap and listen and feel and see if its cracking anywhere because if you are training and the bokken breaks anywhere it can be actually pretty dangerous. If a piece of wood goes flying and hits a partner or someone standing next to you. So be sure to tap and test the bokken and make sure that its not cracked anywhere. So that your training remains safe and effective.

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