Thursday, January 15, 2015

At last night's practcie we worked hard on developing our hiki waza and doing so with the left hand. A great many people, in and out of our dojo, use too much right hand in this waza. It is extremely important not to do this. We have all felt what it is like to be on the receiveing end of this type of cut. So continuing to do hiki waza slowly with only the left hand will develop this skill. Also, as it gets warmer please remember to push yourself one more step and to improve your physical condition outside of kendo, even a little bit. As stated at practice, if you are tired before the first jigeiko there is something that needs to be worked on outside of the club as well. Kendo is about improving yourself and this is also meant in a physical way. It was a good practice and we are gearing up for the family tournament. Please be on the lookout for e-mails and announcement for club responsibilities as it gets closer. See you all on the floor.

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