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  • Picture of me

    Hi everyone, this is the first pic took of me in armour doing ji-geiko

    criticism welcome for kamae etc

    P.S im the one facing the camera with the purple do


  • #2
    Criticisms on Kamae eh ?
    *grins*
    -left foot not parallel with the kamae centre
    -whole body is leaning forward too much
    -pointing the shinai too high (although you were fighting don at the time i think, so that tends to happen for most of us).
    -you grip your shinai from the outside, instead you should be holding it from top to bottom. Difficult to understand, next time at the practise ask me and i'll explain.

    Keep fighting

    P.S.

    Any chance of getting more pics that your friend took that session ?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Danny Boy
      Criticisms on Kamae eh ?
      *grins*
      -left foot not parallel with the kamae centre
      -whole body is leaning forward too much
      -pointing the shinai too high (although you were fighting don at the time i think, so that tends to happen for most of us).
      -you grip your shinai from the outside, instead you should be holding it from top to bottom. Difficult to understand, next time at the practise ask me and i'll explain.

      Keep fighting
      Have i met you before?

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      • #4
        Im the big guy at the club that just came back from Japan...

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        • #5
          What's up with the socks?

          And it looks like your looking out above the monomi, a sign that your men doesn't fit you.

          Your do also looks a little big for you.

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          • #6
            hmmm theres so many at Glasgow, are you going to the sunday class?


            I got to tue and sun class

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kent Enfield
              What's up with the socks?

              And it looks like your looking out above the monomi, a sign that your men doesn't fit you.

              Your do also looks a little big for you.
              Thats my tabi, they protect my feet and keep them clean too.
              I had a nasty injury to my toe

              My men does fit me it was coming lose there, (still learning how to tie it tight)

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              • #8
                Commander, I agree with Danny Boy. Your arms seem to be a little too high, but then again, during keiko, one's kamae changes, depending how you are attacking and such....

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kuzu70
                  Commander, I agree with Danny Boy. Your arms seem to be a little too high, but then again, during keiko, one's kamae changes, depending how you are attacking and such....
                  possibly

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                  • #10
                    Arms are a little high and too bent - try to let them hang in a more natural, relaxed fashion. Your grip in both hands is far too open - rotate your wrists inward so that the Vs formed by thumb and forefinger are on top of the tsuka. Your left heel is not straight and the heel is up too high. There is too much weight on your right foot as a result of the poor left foot position. You should ditch the tabi - they're a crutch. I suspect these are all comments you've heard from your own instructors.

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                    • #11
                      tabi

                      i take it tabi aren't good then?

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                      • #12
                        By adding tabi you're removing a primary feedback mechanism - if your feet hurt without them, you need to fix your footwork. With them on, there's no motivation to change. Plus they can be slippery - much better to rely on your own feet. If you want to wear them in competition, you need to justify it by actually being injured, not just because you always wear them.

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                        • #13
                          Purple Do

                          At least you look the look, now you got to walk the walk and talk the talk. Always wanted to say this after watching Full Metal Jacket. Right now all we have to do is wait for Hai-Hai to critisize your Bogu choice, to put insult to injury.
                          Keep on fighting

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                          • #14
                            its ok im used to insults

                            Neil, i'll try doing kendo without them and see how it goes, probably need to try and get used to bare feet now.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Neil Gendzwill
                              You should ditch the tabi - they're a crutch.
                              I don't use tabi, but why are they a crutch?


                              Ahhh ignore this message, I'm just too slow. =P

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