Blogs by members of the KW team.
Its over. Its finally bloody over!
By far the longest 15 days of my life and without a doubt, the hardest physical training I have ever been a part of, kangeiko (winter training) is over!
Characterized by rituals of colored men himo (helmet strings) depending on age, and tsubushi or 3 on 1 beatings, the training menu went as follows:
5:15am Running & warm up
5:35am Kirikaeshi (repeated striking drills) for 40 minutes
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
Contrary to popular thought, hell is not a fiery pit of pitchforks and sunburn, reserved for those of us who have lived a life of sin. Nay. It is in fact an icy dojo floor in the early hours of the morning, in the coldest month of winter, reserved for those of us with serious head issues.
As most people are more sports tape than human at this point (day 5 of 8), only the very sick and twisted would voluntarily rise at 5am each morning with the knowledge that the following 2 hours
Updated 14th January 2010 at 10:33 PM by kendo-bum
The Japanese school year is moving swiftly into the second semester. The ol’ “to do list” is becoming a double sided A4 page, cram-packed with assignments and presentations due in the coming weeks, and the timing is such that training is extra intense in preparation for the fast approaching