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  • Kokoro777
    replied to Sound of cut
    I had this issue when I was a beginner: I simply could not produce tachi kaze. Peter West pointed out, on this forum, that it could be because my blade wasn't set accurately within my tsuka, i.e. it was twisted in the hilt. I experimented by altering the angle of my hands and hence the blade until it...
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  • Kokoro777
    started a topic Lamenting the loss of Iai...

    Lamenting the loss of Iai...

    I know the publication is called Kendo World, but there seems to have been a definite lack of articles about Iai in the last few years amongst its pages. There was always an article or two and perhaps an interview with a hachidan Iaidoka in KW and these were enough for me to buy a hard copy for my...
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  • Kokoro777
    replied to Budokan Kytoto
    I visited Genkoan on the outskirts of Kyoto. Its famous for a couple of reasons: blood ceilings and its window of enlightenment. The blood ceilings are floorboards taken from Fushimi Castle after some 12 samurai committed seppuku there at the end of a siege. Their bodies festered for some days since...
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  • Kokoro777
    replied to Budokan Kytoto
    I have to admit I won't be training in Japan for a long time because its just too expensive to spend all ones time seeing the inside of a sports hall. I marvelled at the standard of Iaido I saw, mainly the amazing kirioroshi I witnessed, but Morita Sensei, and other's, just said that's because they...
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  • Kokoro777
    replied to Budokan Kytoto
    The food's not so good if one is a vegetarian! I ate big breakfasts in the hotel to get me through the day and crisps and a couple of Suntory Premium Malts at night! I lost a lot of weight which is no bad thing for me!
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  • Kokoro777
    replied to Budokan Kytoto
    Hello Gin. I must've been at the Butokuden at about the same time as you! I went along to watch a few classes in the evenings after a day's sightseeing. I was supposed to go along to Morita Tadahiko Sensei's private dojo for a lesson and a tour but was unable to do so so I popped along to meet him...
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Kokoro777
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