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!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Across the Atlantic

Last night I practised with the Quebec Kendo Kai, based at the Laval University. Luckily, Shigeo Kimura Sensei (7th Dan) from Toronto visited QC and lead the training. It was one of the most exhausting practice I've had in a while. I had long jigeiko with Martin Dore (5th Dan), Hiroshi Awaga (5th Dan) and Kimura Sensei. With Awaga sensei I really couldn't do much, because he could almost predict my moves and had a very strong centre. When I was completely exhausted, he announced, "Ippon." Oh, my goodness me. But that was when the real training began. My fourth and last jigeiko was with a less senior member, with whom I had more successes.

Afterwards we went for a beer and some snacks in a nice cosy pub. Kimura Sensei said to me if I cannot make the training I should do suburi at home, so that my body remembers the movements, which will help the next training and make it more efficient. He said ideally one should train 4-5 times (!!)

The coldness in Quebec is just beyond words. It was -15 degrees last night, and it's just the beginning of the winter! The bunch here are very friendly and fun. They told me that they don't have visitors often, and I guess they are very curious about me!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Ivan
I follow your blog for a while, Welcome to Canada
If you pass by Toronto, please let me know, I will invite you to practice in other Dojos.
silviob2@mac.com

Ivan said...

Thank you very much, Silvio (?) for your invitation. My stay this time is too short. I have heard of the fine Toronto kendokas. Maybe next time!

Gaétan Corneau said...

Ivan,

Next time, stay longer! Come sooner and go to the Ontario Sr Tournament. Or the Quebec Open next spring.

I hope you had fun, we're all happy you visited us. Doré sensei and Awaga sensei had very good words about you.

Hope to see you again Friday :)

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