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!
Friday, January 25, 2008
Oops I did it again...
See that crack?! Why the hell that this kept happening on me? Honestly, while the last time was self-inflicted, this time someone training in the next line kicked right into my little toe. My first sensation was, "Oh, there's a hole on the floor!" When I looked down, only did I find that the "hole" was on my foot, not the floor. The second thought was, "Fuck, no more training." With only 10 minutes before the end of the session, I raised the white flag and packed for home. One month no training... which basically says no more training in Paris.. :((
The training was also lead by Wakimoto sensei. He made us do more kihon-geiko, and gave less talking this time. He mentioned the importance of being alert while being a motodachi. Which is what I think always. Even if the motodachi is receiving the strike, he can train his eyes, identifying when the kakarite was going to strike, and hence improving his debana skills.
Another emphasis that Wakimoto Sensei kept telling was that in uchigomi-keiko, one should strike men directly from issoku-ito-no-maai, without extra step. And after the strike, the right hand punches forwards in the direction of the opponent's face. If the hands are higher, the whole body is unstable and easy to fall backwards, especially if the opponent pushes.
So much so for now..
Now I can only do suburi at home. I'm telling myself to wait patiently until my toe fully recovers. That's life.