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!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Going to Prague

On one email that contains just a few lines of warm greeting from Ozawa Sensei, I changed my mind and decided to go to Prague for the Toru Giga Cup afterall, though without participating in the tournament, because that's the bottom line that makes myself stay focused for my upcoming PhD examination -- probably the most important one of my life.

See you there to all the people going!!

(ps. you can see from the first paragraph that I'm writing lots of articles at work. It's just one sentence!)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Take life as it is

How come while the others are enjoying the summer vacation, I'm working until after dinner time? Last weeks I trained on average once a week due to parents' and friends' visits, plus more research papers that I'm writing - great for work, but on the expense on my hobby.

Life is not as simple as the student life before the graduate school, when everything I had to worry about was the present. Now I have to worry about the future and work for it. Is it distraction? Or maybe the opposite - my hobby is the distraction?

Neither, I say. I just take my life when it comes and how it comes.

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Last Friday in the training I explored different types of footworks for seme. Sometimes my opponents got distracted while I move sideways, which became a good moment for attacking.