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  • G-CHAN
    replied to Move without the shinai
    This should have been number 2, my bad. Suri-ashi. When you practice suri-ashi, you should have the feeling of driving your right foot into the floor, this is really important because when you fumikomi, your right foot should be angled downward and not upward. If you fumikomi with your right foot in...
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    started a topic Move without the shinai Pt1

    Move without the shinai Pt1

    I know this is a bit of a cliché, but the shinai is an extension of your body, not the other way around. In the beginning, we’re told to copy the more experienced kenshi to help us understand the physical movements of kendo. The reality is we’re just mimicking the movements of people we admire...
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    started a topic Move without the shinai

    Move without the shinai

    Anyway, if you’re not familiar training this way, I’m going to start from the very beginning:
    1. Placing your feet in kamae. We’re all told in the beginning that our feet should be spaced shoulder width apart. Personally, I place my feet hip width apart for 2 simple reasons:
    -If you stand upright,...
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