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, June 28, 2009

I am Nidan

Yesterday I passed the nidan test. My forgetfulness didn't want to give me an easy pass and decided to act up the night before. After the training in Friday evening, I left my bogu at the dojo which is 1.5 hr away from home and the examination venue. So I had to rush there to get it in the morning. Fortunately the exam was in the afternoon....

Despite the long wait, the exam went smoothly, and I got another good bashing session!

7 comments:

Stelios said...

congratulation for the Nidan grade....i hope all the best for u....

Ivan said...

Thanks Stelios. How's kendo going?

Stelios said...

Good day Ivan,
i am so happy to read ur kendo life experiences.for me u r my kendo sensei from abroad.as about me, one week ago, i got my 1 kyu and December in national Greek tournament i will have the chance to earn 1st Dan.i hope i can manage to win it.my teamates from my dojo next week will participate in Hungarian cup.perhaps u know that cup.many national teams will go there for participate before the tournament in Brazil.we dont have many days until summer rest.all August i will rest my self, and from September i will start again the hard work.i hope all the best for ur new work and ur new dojo.
all my best wishes and i am looking forward ur news.

Tomas Berger said...

Congratulations!

Ivan said...

Thanks, Tomas! I just met up with your kohai Adam in Taipei! Hope your eye is getting better.

Tomas Berger said...

That is good to hear, we all hope he will improve a lot while in Taipei.

Yes, the eye is much better, with some luck I will fully recover in the beginning of the next year. Thank for asking.

I am looking forward to the "I am Sandan" post :-)

Ivan said...

heh heh, me too. Before than I think I will need a lot more practices!