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!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goals for the coming year..

Happy New Year!
Ich wuensch Ihnen ein guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!

It's the last day of year 2009 - a time to look back on the year and set goals for the next.

Until this December, I had just done 4 years of kendo, and a 2nd Dan holder. What new skills have I obtained in the past year? Let's see:
  • My hip can now follow up when I strike and during zanshin, which means that my legs are used to the movement, and are perhaps stronger!
  • Opportunity for oji-waza seems clearer to me than before.
  • Suriage-wazas are better.
New goals:
  • Stronger cuts using the left wrist.
  • Improve on oji-waza.
  • Better performance in competitions. To achieve that I cannot be relaxed during jigeikos. I need to look for every opportunity to strike, and use the wazas.


Anonymous said...

It is useful to try everything in practise anyway and I like that here it's always possible to find something new. :)

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