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!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Cut right down

"Cut right down! Cut right down!" The instruction from Ho Sensei still echoes in my ears.. "Cut it like you want to split the opponent's head in half."

Many kenshi, especially young ones, tend to only tap the opponent when striking. I know this is not good, but sometimes I still do it without thinking.

More suburi is needed..

In the past few weeks I trained only once a week which is really terrible. However, there're something else also that needs my dedication also at the moment. Meanwhile, I will have to make sure that I split my opponent's head in half, well in my mind.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year 2010

Happy Chinese New Year!! Wish you a good health and fortune in the year of Tiger!!

There have been full of end of (Chinese) year parties from my company as well as working for deadlines, which occupied most of my Fridays in the past few weeks. So I trained seldom. This Wednesday my body couldn't stand anymore, and took a train to and back from Taipei on the same day just for kendo.

My left fingers felt rather weak from a mild injury, which I think was caused by overstressing it when I did suburis at home. And my body felt a little heavy from all that eating, so I didn't feel so agile. However, I tried my really best, especially when doing jigeiko with Ho Sensei.

Ho Sensei commented after our jigeiko that when I should hit kote straight-on instead of turning already sideways and hitting with an angle.