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, September 20, 2008

Strike more

The two trainings this week went went well. After a weekend of kendo, my stamina is getting back to a couple of months ago when I trained more often. My fighting spirit has also been raised up. In jigeiko, I tried to put more pressure and strike more. I think striking more (with good posture and centre) helps to develop oji-waza skills because every now and then suriage- or keishi-wazas just come out subconsciously. It also trains the eyes and reaction speed.

  • Stephan pointed out that I tend to jump up when doing hiki and kote strikes. Need to work on that...
  • My wrist power is still too weak.

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