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  • Neil Gendzwill
    replied to Head aches
    in FAQ
    Check your posture: some people duck forward and get hit towards the back. If that's ok, don't be hesitant to add a pad.
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  • Neil Gendzwill
    replied to Kumdo and Kendo
    Depends on whether motodachi is doing the drill as well. I've been some places where the seniors receive from the juniors, then dismiss the juniors for their own practice. If both sides receive you can do odd numbers of reps so whoever is motodachi is always on the same side or even, I have seen it...
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  • Neil Gendzwill
    replied to Kumdo and Kendo
    There's lots of different ways to do kirikaeshi. I first learned it as 7 forward and 7 back. These days it seems pretty standardized. I always thought we didn't return to the original position for efficiency. When you're drilling men you don't run back after each one just because motodachi is supposed...
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  • Neil Gendzwill
    replied to Kumdo and Kendo
    Wow, he spends half the video to show us the slight variation in kiri-kaeshi, but doesn't mention the racing-stripe koshiita-less hakama?

    I think kumdo, at least at the national team level, definitely has a different flavour than kendo does. This was observable at the recent WKC.
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  • Neil Gendzwill
    replied to Training slowly.
    It's true that beginners often try to rush things, especially in kiri-kaeshi. You should practice slowly enough to do the movement correctly. Somewhere between 1 to 2 seconds for each cut is a reasonable speed for a beginner. More advanced can go faster, however if you are doing basics and can not hold form...
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  • Neil Gendzwill
    replied to Help for buying new bogu
    in Bogu
    I'm not familiar with that particular model but if you intend to wear your regular glasses with any men you may have trouble. If your frame is small enough it can be OK but you need to ask for a modification to provide space for the arms. You are usually better off with some of the specialty glasse...
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  • Neil Gendzwill
    replied to The Beginning Steps: What to expect.
    Saskatoon is a great town in summer, very pretty and lots to do. It's cold as hell in winter and many people find a way to get somewhere hot for a break. We've been enjoying a big boom lately although it's dying off some. Saskatchewan is about a million people, Saskatoon & Regina have half of that between them. A...
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  • Neil Gendzwill
    replied to The Beginning Steps: What to expect.
    AFAIK there's two dojos in London, Forest City Kendo Club and Western. Unless you are a student you would be at Forest City I think. The sensei for both is Dave Mori, 7 dan, former team Canada member and current member of the CKF board of directors. Also teaching there is Miyagawa-sensei, 7 dan. You really couldn't be in...
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  • Neil Gendzwill
    replied to The Beginning Steps: What to expect.
    Hi, Katt. Assuming you really are in Canada, rank-wise the first formal test is for ikkyu. Most people try that after a year or two of practice. After that you start on the dan. Technically you can try shodan 3 months after ikkyu but practically most people wait a year. After that you have to wait 1 year for each dan you have, so...
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  • Neil Gendzwill
    replied to The Beginning Steps: What to expect.
    Most of Dillon's advice is fine but I do not expect visitors to sit in seiza. Cross-legged or on one of the chairs we have for visitors is fine. If you want to try seiza at home, the tops of the feet are on the floor and your bum is on the heels. Keep the heels close ie don't let your bum slide between them. Toes are si...
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  • Neil Gendzwill
    replied to The decline of the Forums....
    The upgrade to the new forum software basically killed us. Web forums in general are dying, although I don't understand why. FB is a terrible medium for a discussion. Reddit is better but honestly /r/kendo doesn't see much more traffic than here.
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