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, September 20, 2006

Off to Prague!

Just a quick note to say that I'm off to prague in a few hours to attend the seminar and Toru Giga Cup tournament lead by Hiroshi Ozawa-Sensei. Extremly looking forward to it! The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday Sep 20th:
17:00 – 21:00 evening practice

Thursday Sep 21st:
09:00 – 12:00 morning practice
12:00 – 14:00 lunch break
14:00 – 16:30 afternoon practice
18:00 – 19:00 Lecture "Essence of Training (Keiko) in Japanese Culture" by Hiroshi Ozawa

Friday Sep 22nd :
09:00 – 12:00 morning practice
12:00 – 14:00 lunch break
14:00 – 17:30 afternoon practice
19:00 – 24:00 "Thank you all" party

Saturday Sep 23rd:
09:00 – 18:00 15th Toru Giga Prague Kendo Cup
(Individual tournament with no sex /grade restriction, min age 15+)
19:00 – 22:00 free jigeiko

Sunday Sep 24th:
09:00 – 12:00 good-will jigeiko

Yesterday I had a warming-up training session. Not thing special to note. On Thursday Yanai Sensei, 7th Dan Kyoshi, who has lived in London for the past 8 years will come to Dresden to train with us. It's a pity that I'll miss out the opportunity to meet him, as I have heard of him before.

Aii~ wish me luck!


Vivian Yung said...

Enjoy your trip to Prague! Looking forward to hear what you have learn and do after your trip.

Nick said...

You are planning an interesting trip! I have been to Prague, and I'm sure you will like it! I was impressed by the Prague Castle, the old town's powder gate tower and the famous astronomical clock. I had a chance to explore the Jewish quarter, also fascinating (the Spanish synagogue is not to be missed). St. Vitus's Cathedral rivals Notre Dame as a massive, buttressed church: it also houses the tomb of "Good King Wenceslas". Charles Bridge is a treasure, a great beauty.Interesting fact, that the historic center of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Also I liked, that when I searched for Prague hotels, many of Prague hotels offer free transfers from airport. The easiest and best way find accommodation in Internet! Walking along the riverside is most relaxing with the beautiful buildings, bridges, cafes and river traffic giving you an ever changing panorama.
Even before we left, I had already started planning the return trip.