A thought that's currently knocking around my head goes as follows.
In order to cut, we must extend our arms. What is the timing of this extension.
It strike me there are four possibilities;
The arms should be extending through the cut.The arms should hit maximum extension at the instant of contact.The arms should already be extended as the cut lands.It doesn't matter/You can mix it up.Let start with option 1.
The arms should
I've been watching videos of Kenji Shoudai at this years AJKC and I've been trying out a technique he uses. Seme with your left fist to the centre line, if your opponents kensen follows it then take morote kote stepping though with your right foot. This seems to work really well and is something I'm definitely going to practise.
April 2008.. I was nervous but committed to starting a new Scottish Dojo in Hamilton. I was convinced that there would be enough people in area who would start if they didn't have to drive into Glasgow to sustain a small club.
Unfortunately, a year and nine months later, the club remains resolutely small. Average turnout is about 5 plus me, which barely covers costs and makes sessions difficult to teach. Also, with so few, I think we lack the feeling you get by having lots of people
Updated 22nd December 2009 at 01:15 AM by shred_lord
Good weekend at squad, though I was particularly rubbish.
New coach has some interesting things to say. Here's one of his points.
The thing about kendo is that it's a product Japanese culture.
The western style of teaching through telling the student what he needs to know is is a releative newcomer to Japan. As little as 100 years ago, even in academia, the style of teaching was to tell the student as little as possible
Updated 22nd December 2009 at 01:16 AM by shred_lord