I love to know how things are made so I went on a hunt to know how I can make my own shinai. Well, I did find how OTHERS make a shinai but it depressed me a little as to how 'I' would make one.
Updated 9th December 2009 at 03:15 AM by hamish
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Upon my recent return from a whirl-wind trip overseas, I have found myself back into summertime trainings of Taidai…in full swing!
The training menu does not appear to have changed much in recent weeks, but in preparation for the upcoming Kansai Team Champs on the 20th of September, the quantity of training has increased significantly.
That is to say it has doubled!
Well, at least the blistering heat has remained consistent! Arghhh!
Updated 5th September 2009 at 07:09 PM by kendo-bum
So here is the idea: there are plenty of information out there, so much more than there was 30 years ago and very much accessible. So I thought that it would be good to get a multimedia library for everyone who would want to watch it. Sure, youtube or dailymotion are good video libraries but it's full of.... everything! This video library would be about budo arts. This is a wide range idea still, going from the basics, the easy stuff to the lectures and other kendo/budo related videos. Some shiais?
Updated 9th December 2009 at 03:12 AM by hamish
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I'm sitting in my hotel room in Sao Paulo wating for the 14th WKC to start. At last, I have time to sit down and catch up. The most recent project keeping me out of trouble has been the translation of a book published by the Nippon Budokan a few years ago. With nearly 400 pages, it was quite a mission. But now, after one year of seriously hard work, it is being printed as I write this blog.
I know what some of you may be thinking. "A book about the
Updated 6th January 2010 at 12:14 AM by hamish
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With my assignments all wrapped and training declared “offu” (off) for a week or so, I have finally had the chance to enjoy some hard earned R&R. Thus, I arranged to take the bus from my small town in Osaka, to another even smaller town, 3 hours out of Tokyo, to spend a couple of quality days with some quality people…take it from me, don’t bother taking the over-night bus anywhere! The price aint that different to the shinkansen, and 12 hours crammed into a tiny seat in the middle row is a major
Updated 12th August 2009 at 05:30 PM by kendo-bum