I don't know if this has been posted here previously but I don't recall seeing it. I post it up for the twin reasons of seeing if those who know what they're looking at have an opinion to share and to dispel the myth that the ladies can't use a 'proper' blade. http://www.ericwargo.com/sword/bouts/ewvpm12_6_06.mov Be warned that if you don't have a decent broadband this is a hefty download. For me, trained as I an in a Japanese tradition, these exchanges look pretty convincing. The shortness of the bouts rings true to me with my MJER 'one cut-one kill' background.