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!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

No stop

I had a great fun at Kendo training today. Despite the othorpaedic surgeon saying that I should stop kendo for 3 weeks and start physiotherapy on my left little finger, where I have the trigger, I still practised. I hope I can relax my grip during my training so that it can slowing get better, at least not worst. Stoping kendo for at least another 3 weeks is just out of the question for me.. Unless if it's really getting worse and worse.

There are a lot of people training today, about 12 keshi with bogu and 12 without. We spent about 1 1/2 hours on the basics and half an hour on Jigeiko. Here are the tips I got today:
  • Debana-kote: when turning sidways going to the right, one should not have his back facing the opponent completely. Eyes should be still looking at the opponent during Zanshin.
  • Use shikake-waza more instead of simple uchi.
My kaeshi-men has improved. I can controll the shinai better so that it lands on target.

2 comments:

Georg said...

Hey,
I am really suprised to see your Kendo Blog and also impressed by your writings!
I read all your articles and a lot of things are quiet similar to what I wrote into my little black Kendo book once.
Keep this on and read it after longer periods again, you will see how fast your mind and your idea of Kendo change!
That's crazy!

See you tomorrow at the training!
If you want to, join the beginner training of the BCD!

Georg

Ivan said...

Ha, I knew you'll find out this blog sooner or later. (How come it took so long :-) ?) Tomorrow I won't come 'cuz of a dinner with people from work. So have fun you guys! Anyways, thanks for coming up. - Ivan