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Children and the Art of the Sword, Part 2

Ages 3 to 6 Children in the 3- to 6-year range look for attention and approval. A small class size for these age groups is suggested to help give each student personal attention. Only the short sword is recommended for 3 to 6 year olds. Unless modified for these children’s sizes, longer weapons such as the bo staff or long sword are too hard for the children to control. These weapons tend to be heavier, possibly causing injury to small wrists. They are also longer, which can increase potential injury to other children in range. Three to 6 year olds can be instructed in basic safety. They should be taught

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Shihan Danna Abbott
Shihan Danna Abbott
is a 7th degree black belt in Kenjutsu, starting his 14-year education in Tokyo. He has published five books and designed a US Patent. Abbott has also conducted seminars in over 30 countries and obtained his black belt at the Hombu dojo in Yokohama. He currently offers online classes on LearntheSword.com, his unique swordsmanship academy.

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