The alphabet of Kendo

Posted: September 13, 2014 in English
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A personal experience allows me to make this analogy that I have not found it anywhere so far:

kihon is like alphabet – with clear and ample movements, with attention to detail.
keiko is like calligraphy – there is a personal touch on a common background in some measure adjusted to each kenshi.

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from this perspective, the movement must be so fluent and the technique must be performed so naturally, as when you use a everyday ustensil – while you are not thinking about the ustensil itself and just appreciate and enjoy the action that you practice through the using of it.

the sequence of movements must overcome the technique barrier and become as a second nature.

in order to say that one kenshi practice a high quality Kendo, he should in each moment to do his best and to pay the greatest importance to every detail of the art.
additionally he must to be unselfish and to respect the ethical way.

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.

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