Blogs by members of the KW team.
My biggest surprise when I started to practice Kumdo in Seoul is thatI didn't actually get hammered as much as I thought I would be, until yesterday.
Because of my schedule I was going to the 7.30pm class with mostly beginners and some more experienced people. Yesterday I decided to go to the 9pm practice. Little did I know that I would end up drunk my brain out with master Seo, 7th Dan Kyoshi, who I mentioned in my previous post (member of the Korean national team twice and highly
Thanks to the Oh So Great Kenshi247.net, I discovered today through my facebook update page that the two loves of my life are meeting together or maybe should I say, embracing one another.
The first love of my life caught me as a young man when I was still shy and innocent. It didn't reveal itself at first, it stayed hidden for a while, waiting for my desire to grow, for my ego to seek for more than what I had and knew. It waited for the drops of sweat to roll on my neck under the
Updated 17th January 2010 at 11:26 PM by Aurélien
Lately, I have been working on a budo related website and more actively on the kendo part of it. This week end, I was organizing the 'find a dojo' pages using Dwez's maps and I couldn't stop thinking how outstanding it was to see how many kendo clubs there are in the world.
I saw maps of countries I didn't know before such as Latvia and other countries that i knew of but was suprised to see kendo clubs in. And it got me thinking of all the people going to practice and working towards
Updated 13th October 2009 at 10:20 AM by Aurélien
Here is a good video about Sumi sensei explaining kiai during a seminar. If you have more infos on where and when was this captured, please feel free to comment. Hopefully, someone who was there during the shoot of this video can tell me more about it. Thank you!
Updated 8th December 2009 at 06:12 AM by hamish
(Updated video links to new format)
I've had some issues with my lower and upper spine (neck area) lately. The lower part gets sore after too much effort and my neck is jutted forward - which is a bit of a worry when it comes to receiving tsuki. I quickly realized that my past and present use of my body (lifting heavy stuff, sitting and so on...) is the opposite of healthy and efficient.
What is then healthy and efficient?
Well, the basic kendo posture is so far the best I could think of. Let's take our
Updated 29th September 2009 at 01:13 PM by Aurélien