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!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

More fighting spirit

In the past few months, I've focused more on the correctness of strikes, and it's been a while since I spoke of fighting spirit and the controlled aggression towards my opponent. I think it's about time that I bring more of that element into my kendo again.

It seems that the improvement in kendo is a perpetual process of proving ki (fighting spirit), ken (sword) and tai (body). The meaning of fighting spirit is self-explanatory. The sword is, for example, the sharpness of the strike. The body means, of course, good posture, brining the hip forwards and good footwork. 

1 comment:

Stelios said...

Good day Ivan. i will agree with ur last entry, "the improvement in kendo is a perpetual process". every day we are learning more things about this "love" (i mean kendo). even teachers are doing the same...
i read also that in May u will go to Twaivan for good...so have a good return back...but dont forget to write to ur people (hihi i mean me)...