About this blog..

This is a blog that I started in April 2006, just after I first put on my bogu (kendo armour). It collects the advices given by more experienced kendo practitioners as well as those from my own experiences. Both technical and the mental aspects of kendo are written in the blog. I hope someone will find them useful or interesting at least!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Mock Shiai

Yesterday at the end of the university kendo club training we did a shiai practise, in which I was up against Wei. The result was 2-1 to me. I got one Kote, but lost one because I didn't know where the boundary was and went outside. He returned the favour and went outside twice too. I wasn't very happy about my performence as I forgot lots of things I kept telling myself, including:
  • Fully extend the arms and body whiling striking, especially, the Men.
  • The actual combat starts when the Kensen (tip of shinai) is touching each other, we both kept too great a distance.

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