In my first match, we held equal for a long while until I attempted a men strike at close distance, and Chung-Li was able to make a kaeshi-do. When I think back, I should have just striked with my foot at the same spot instead of making a step forward, because I could reach his men already and moving forwards only slowed me down, and also sent a signal to my opponent.
Feedback from Ho Sensei:
- strikes and postures all looked good, but timing wasn't right, because I haven't trained for a while.
- find every possibility to strike.
This a good occasion to think about how to improve the competitiveness of my kendo. In training I should:
- observe the weaknesses of my opponents.
- use their weaknesses.
- use more continuous strikes.
Though I haven't lost so badly for a while, and maybe I should feel more ashamed than I did. But actually I'm more motivated to build up more shiai experiences and become strong.