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!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ryuzo-kun came for a short 2-days trip in Taipei this Sunday - how wonderful to see my brother friend here in Taiwan, after so many talks in Paris about Taiwan, its culture, and people over bottles of beer and wine! It feels strange to meet up finally here, no? Ryuzo?

Two things about kendo I learned during his visit:
  • When doing fumigomi, the left knee bends a little immediately after pushing the body forwards. The purpose is to drop the body weight fast at the same time drawing the left foot to the right one. The result is a much sharper stomping sound. I noticed in particular when Ryuzo do it, because it sounds very different.
  • When I seme my upper body leans a little forwards. I should keep it up-straight, and as Ryuzo mentioned it, like someone is pulling my hair up.

I hope we will meet again soon - whereever!

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