A few tips from Georg:
- Hiki-waza: use the forward movement of the shinai and the arms to propel the body backwards in order to gain the optimal distance.
- Men strike: my sashi-(small) men is too light. Use the left wrist more and hit stronger.
- When turning around and maintain zanshin, quickly come back to chudan and hold the centre. Try not to raise the shinai immediately or while turning.