Archive for August, 2014

There are three steps that any kenshi should follow in order to master a beautiful Kendo:

01. Shu – the principles given by an sensei are followed;
02. Ha – the kenshi start to add and develops his own ideas based on what he already knows;
03. Ri – means to formulate an own personal style and approach of Kenjutsu.

those steps can not take place without hitori-geiko, the individual study.

the readers of this martial art blog should understand that all the technical advices that I have wrote here do not replace the dojo training.
their purpose is meant to highlights the substance of each technique like something that should be considered as a summary.

complete or partial reproduction of the information and images contained in this blog, without the written permission of the author is prohibited and is punishable under law.

 

Those who rush to get degrees and diplomas miss the essence of Kendo.

the meaning of a quality training consists in authentic transmitting of the techniques and direct relationship with the master.
in this light, a training that took place in a dojo with many practitioners may not be as good as an technical study in small groups.

the ideal scenario is when the master is working with only one disciple once, because there are enough opportunities for the student to improve his technique.
on this background, the master does not teach a general dry technique to a inhomogeneous audience but rather a personal technique tailored to capabilities of a particular practitioner.

having as starting point the theory and as working method the experiment, this is the only way we can talk about a real individual evolution.

during our training we must try to get closer to the essence of art.

the readers of this martial art blog should understand that all the technical advices that I have wrote here do not replace the dojo training.
their purpose is meant to highlights the substance of each technique like something that should be considered as a summary.

complete or partial reproduction of the information and images contained in this blog, without the written permission of the author is prohibited and is punishable under law.

 

Beyond the importance that the physical condition has in any physical confrontation, a shiai is gained through strength of spirit and through the technical superiority.

if these last two aspects are missing the first is almost insignificant.

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that is why each kenshi must have a strong spirit and pay great importance to daily training.
the essence of Kendo lies in the proper attitude of being.

I consider that the reaction in shiai starts from the kenshi spirit, it is projected to his hara and according to the literature of the 15th century samurai that treats the methods and the techniques of Japanese swordsmanship, it is manifest itself through the two stars, through the valley, peak and through the distant mountains, namely through the shoulders and chest posture, the position and through curvature of opponent hands that raise his sword.

the readers of this martial art blog should understand that all the technical advices that I have wrote here do not replace the dojo training.
their purpose is meant to highlights the substance of each technique like something that should be considered as a summary.

complete or partial reproduction of the information and images contained in this blog, without the written permission of the author is prohibited and is punishable under law.

 

Draw the shinai:
– perform ritsu-rei toward your opponent;
– bring your left hand to your hip;
– take three big steps forward;
– draw the shinai;
– assume Chudan-no-Kamae and go down into sonkyo;
– keep your back straight and look forward at all times.

Put away the shinai:
– assume Chudan-no-Kamae;
– go down into sonkyo;
– return the shinai to your left hip;
– stand and take five small steps back;
– drop your left hand;
– perform ritsu rei.
– keep your back straight and look forward at all times.

the readers of this martial art blog should understand that all the technical advices that I have wrote here do not replace the dojo training.
their purpose is meant to highlights the substance of each technique like something that should be considered as a summary.

complete or partial reproduction of the information and images contained in this blog, without the written permission of the author is prohibited and is punishable under law.