After learning for a period a proper form of Kendo in Japan, I am modifying next statements:

Pointing an Ippon is an essential aspect of competition.
After having made a firm decision to participate at a shiai, one’s should do his best to win.

“Ethical attitude” it is not specifically to a mature Kendo as I was tempted to believe, but to a normal Kendo.

*   The original text is following:

Through pointing an Ippon it could depend the result of a competition, but actually this does not matter so much.

even so, I am tempted to say that this is probably the least important aspect when somebody tries to practice a genuine and quality Kendo, the obsession of Ippon being in general the prerogative of the undeveloped practitioners or of the newcomers.

a mature keiko it is defined in the first place by showing a specific ethical attitude exposed in front of the opponent through a sense of honor and moral application of strategy.

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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