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, March 22, 2012

After a short break

After a 3-weeks break from the kendo training, which felt like ages while the guilt was piling up, I went to the training last evening. Since my senpai asked me to participate the competition in two weeks, I really have to practise now.



In the pass 3 weeks, I was busy with my own outside-of-work project, and also took the chance to fix my neck-shoulder problem with some physiotherapy and acupuncture.

In the training yesterday, my body was drained quickly. However, with a couple of more trainings I should be able to get back in shape.

The video below is a clip from two strong kendokas practising yesterday. Liang Senpai (the slimmer and steadier guy) is the new Taiwanese nation team member who is currently 5 dan. Another is a young 20 year old kenshi, Yasuraoka, 3 dan, who studies aboard at the renowned Tsukaba (筑波) University for the kendo program, and now on vacation. He has a Japanese surname because he is half Japanese and half Taiwanese.




2 comments:

Indianapolis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu said...

The accupunture is great. I just started doing this about 2 months ago and the results are amazing!

Enjoyed the Kendo video. I have not seen much of this but it has always intrigued me.

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