Originally Posted by Conners
Doesn't cutting the Tatami train your cutting technique for fighting?
I'm pretty sure that a lot of tatami was 'sword test' originally.
Anyway, it can most certainly train cutting technique, but 'stay square and cut' ones that's usually performed by enthusiasts just won't happen in combat all too often.
Some more serious cutting in competitions etc. out there looks like it's about some more 'realistic' cutting.
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