Metal shinai?

by Sam
(Chicago illinois, USA)

A shodan (Not my teacher, I’m new to this) showed me a metal shinai, and I'm wondering if it's used in normal kendo.

Answer: No. Unless your friend uses it for his suburi (empty cut) training, a metal shinai is not used in kendo. It will kill our training partner. Please do not use it when you do pair work.

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