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  • dillon
    replied to Kumdo and Kendo
    Human beings always seem so obsessed with differences (in general, I think this video tries to explain that there really are not that much).

    With regards to differences between kirikaeshi and yeon gyuk, in kirikaeshi/uchikomi the reason the person executing the technique always moves over...
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  • dillon
    replied to Ki-Ken-Tai Ichi
    I find that my ki-ken-tai ichi is relatively better when I am having keiko within my comfort zone and that would be against aite who are either not as far along as I am or aite who are stronger but with very clean accommodating kendo (they are being a bit pliant to help me improve). If I am changing...
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  • dillon
    replied to Training slowly.
    Practicing suburi (or even strikes against a partner) in a deliberate (slower) manner is good. However, 1-2min per cut is way too slow in my opinion, at least if one does not really understand what one is looking for in the cut. I do not believe even Tai-Chi is that slow and that art has an internal...
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  • dillon
    replied to The Beginning Steps: What to expect.
    I meant get to a dojo as encouragement. Of course ask as many questions as you want, this is what the forum is for.

    Gendzwill-sensei is 6-dan, which makes him one of, if not the most, senior ranking regular contributing forum members here as far as kendo goes (there are a couple of 7-dan...
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    Last edited by dillon; 14th August 2015, 10:35 PM.

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  • dillon
    replied to The Beginning Steps: What to expect.
    As Gendzwill-sensei noted, seiza is with top of the foot flat down. While you won't be expected to sit in seiza while observing, you will sit in seiza once you join and the typical (non-Japanese) beginner will start feeling pain quite quickly. Getting used to it earlier is advantageous as you can be...
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    Last edited by dillon; 14th August 2015, 03:35 PM.

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  • dillon
    replied to The Beginning Steps: What to expect.
    I would not recommend any exercises with shinai and bokuto (bokken) before you join a dojo. Even how to hold one correctly is something the sensei needs to show you in person. However, there are some things you can do to prepare for kendo:

    - practice seiza (sitting in kneeling position),...
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  • dillon
    replied to The decline of the Forums....
    Maybe people took the advice "go ask your sensei".
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dillon
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