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, February 02, 2012

Recent goals

After almost two weeks of break due to the Chinese New Year holidays, I returned to the dojo last night. It was good to exercise having eaten so much!!! (CNY is somewhat like the X'mas for the Chinese people.)

I've been more sure of my direction in kendo since the long day of matches at the Taiwan national team selection in December last year. Now I pay more attention to:
  • The distance between my left and right feet in kamae. 
  • Making slightly larger and quick strikes, using the wrist power, coming mainly from the left hand.
  • Striking at the right timing.
  • Complete zanshin after the strike.
The training turned out to be really good. A few good men strikes made the day!