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  • dillon
    replied to Sound of cut
    No personal experience but I've read that double bo-hi tends to be quieter as there is some cancellation effect. I've also read that the rounder edges of the bo-hi of an alloy iaito due to the softer metal of alloy produces less whistle than the hard edges of steel blades (this is actually a consideration...
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  • dillon
    replied to Budokan Kytoto
    It's been mentioned before but just to reiterate, coming to Japan short term for practice can challenge expectations.

    When I arrived, the only feedback I got in kendo for the first two months, aside from some etiquette advice about which sensei to line up for, was a gesture to make my...
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    Last edited by dillon; 22nd April 2016, 03:57 PM.

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  • dillon
    started a topic uchikomi 3 persons weave

    uchikomi 3 persons weave

    Asageiko (morning practice before work) can vary a lot in terms of the number of people who turn up. On the occassions where it's only three of us and the sensei, we've done uchikomi using a weaving pattern, which I think is interesting and would like to share here.

    In the pattern below,...
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    Last edited by dillon; 21st April 2016, 10:51 AM.

  • dillon
    replied to Kote Stuffing Material
    in Bogu
    My nicer set of kote have deer hair stuffing but this is mainly in the kobushi (fist) portion, which in theory isn't the target but still gets whacked regularly. They protect much better than my other set but I can't say if this is because of stuffing material or because it is better quality all around....
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  • dillon
    replied to Sparring Tips?
    Keep practicing. The point of training is to overcome all those problems you mentioned. They never completely disappear and that is why a lifetime can be spent on studying kendo. Don't worry about others you practice with, they have their own problems. Savor your own journey.

    Personally,...
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  • dillon
    replied to Koshiki Kendo - Sydney, Australia (Castlereagh)
    Performing bits of karate kata while wearing a sword is enough said I think.
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