So Alex offered me a blob spot (*I can't stand the word blog, so hence forth it shall be called blob on my blob) on Kendo World the other day. God knows why, but bless his cotton socks. I've never blobbed before. I have to admit I'm not much of a writer either. In fact every attempt at keeping a diary has ended with me either forgetting about it or losing the actual booklet I was writing in. I can't promise material as interesting as Alex's work; hell I can't even promise semi-regular updates. However,
Updated 28th November 2008 at 12:31 PM by xvikingx
Don't worry if you can't nolly kick-flip or nose-manual all the way to the supermarket ( http://www.metacafe.com/watch/311783...t_nose_manual/ ) - a simple forward push on a skateboard is enough to show you the difference between leaving your back foot behind & bringing it with you, so to speak.
Try this: stand on the deck with your front (right) foot pointed straight forward, as it would be in kamae. With your back (left) foot on the ground, also pointed forward, push
Updated 18th January 2011 at 07:56 PM by tyler
College Women's Association of Japan Speech
“Japan’s Spiritual Sports”
CWAJ Speech 1.JPGLast week (Nov. 19, 2008) I was asked to give a speech on the beauty of kendo to a rather remarkable group of ladies. Formed in 1949, the CWAJ is a nonprofit organization consisting of Japanese and non-Japanese women who get together regularly for volunteer activities in the wider community.
The CWAJ currently has a membership of 550 women from over thirty countries
Updated 6th January 2010 at 12:21 AM by hamish
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Musashi Meets a Green Beret
Our mortality is our greatest fear and also in many ways our greatest fixation. The number of TV networks that broadcast series exploring topics from state-of-the art weaponry to survival techniques, historical battles and stylized combat traditions is on the rise. Maybe the enthusiasm to scrutinize violence is a consequence of the barrage of graphic images of destruction and carnage that we see on the news every day. In view of that, there also seems