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Kozushi
Yudansha
Last Activity: 16th October 2014, 08:18 AM
Joined: 24th August 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
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  • Kozushi
    replied to knights v samurai
    The historic form of fencing is fencing. Lots of people do it. I'm one of them. I'm currently doing only kendo and judo these days, but I've done over 6 years of pretty focussed twice a week fencing over the past 15 years. Easy to find fencers. The guys that get into the "historic" stuff do...
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  • Kozushi
    replied to Kenshi to Olympic Fencer
    I'm an epeeist (light rapier type weapon) and a Kendoist, and I don't know why I think so exactly, but in my own experience I find I do really well at fencing after having done kendo only for a year rather than the other way around. However, I have to say I'm really good at tsuki when going from fencing...
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  • Kozushi
    replied to Practice while out of dojo?
    Okay, yes, one thing I can confirm is that practicing forward and back suri-ashi most certainly improved my skills, and my physical endurance for the regular sessions. I'd almost be inclined to say it worked better than suburi training, which maybe shouldn't make any sense. But, perhaps the suburi training...
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  • Kozushi
    replied to Practice while out of dojo?
    And then I get worried about losing the "follow through" attitude needed to score a point in keiko. Oh well, "the light is getting brighter" I hope, bit by bit.

    Ah, one of the reasons I love kendo so much is that IT'S SO HARD! Definitely keeps my interest! I want to...
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  • Kozushi
    replied to Lunge forward
    Hehehe. I suspect the "just train more" answer will come if that happens. It's been a year and no new posts here.

    The most important part of kendo seems to be seeing openings, and creating openings when there aren't any visible. That's stuff that just takes experience.
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  • Kozushi
    replied to Ki-Ken-Tai Ichi
    I agree that suburi is absolutely fundamental, but it has its own problems. For one, typical suburi is done with the sword cut "landing" on its target as the back leg comes up and not with the front step, which is incorrect as far as the KKT goal is concerned. Also, when we do suburi, we tend...
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  • Kozushi
    replied to Historical origin of Fumikomi-ashi
    It's just really a lunge, which if you've done Fencing or Karate or anything like that, you'll appreciate conceptually its importance. You cover the distance faster with a lunge as opposed to two steps. It's as simple as that. It's a shame that the idea of running past or through the opponent after...
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