|From Taiwan 2008|
Yesterday evening was my first training after arriving in Taiwan, at the Taipei Kendokan. Not so many people turned up, because it was a Monday, however, I had a good practice, and recieved very valuable advices from Mr. Dai-Lin Chang (張代林), 5th Dan.
Some advices he gave me:
- He asked me to extend my right arm farther forwards in order to gain an extra distance. It makes a lot of difference indeed.
- He also encouraged me to push my hips more when doing kote-men.
There was a lady I-Chi Liao (廖依綺) who is probably 2-3rd Dan, whom I had a chance to do jigeiko with. I was surprised by how fast she was and the pressure she put forward.
Though only 6 people were at the training, it was a good starter for me, and I am already excited by how much I can learn in the forth-coming years.