Posts Tagged ‘剣士’

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.

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.

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I don’t think that in the present context anyone can talk about a general truth that can be applied in all martial arts.

from a scientific point of view, it is more accurate to put in question their own truth, their origin, the transformations and how that was perceived in different eras.
in this sense, what represents and what is the meaning of  Budo and especially how this notion it is assimilated by practitioners today?

historical references of the technique, of their origins, the evolution of each branch and each style, concepts that comprise the etiquette and everything specifically to a martial tradition can be found in the documents transmitted from generation to generation within each school.

Kendo is crossing today a new stage of development on the idea that its truth can not be perceived exclusive in a single direction or as the unique method, but as a personal truth which is different from one practitioner to another based on each psychological and cultural background.

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.

Every kenshi must show in every moment of his life at least the following qualities:

Gi – honor
Rei – etiquette
Ko – justice
Chuu – loyalty
Jaku – wisdom

Shin – sincerity
Jin – humanity
Chi – intelligence
Jin – benevolence
Sei – purity
Koh – piety
Wa – harmony.

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.

 

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.