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  • Anyone who is instructing beginners knows how frustrating it is to have that odd beginner who will show up every alternate class and has to be instructed separately so that (s)he can catch up with the rest. It slows the pace down, and is not fair to other beginners who are diligent.

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  • verissimus
    replied to Kendo in Vermont?
    in Dojo
    Er, that's Burlington, Ontario.
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  • verissimus
    replied to Getting into Kendo
    in FAQ
    41 miles isn't all that bad. Once a month with supervision is much better than no supervision at all. Besides, you might be able to make contacts with other people who commute from your area. Also worth considering finding other people like you and travelling as a group.

    It's not going...
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  • verissimus
    replied to Getting into Kendo
    in FAQ
    If there's no dojo near you all you'll end up doing without proper instruction is swing around the bokuto and shinai and develop bad habits which would have to be corrected later. You could call it what you like but it wouldn't be kendo. Best to wait until you find a dojo nearby.

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    Last edited by verissimus; 10th July 2015, 12:13 AM.

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  • verissimus
    replied to Tsuru tightening
    I try to keep it at the same tension as when the shinai is new.Since the leather parts tend to stretch over time, I don't find it surprising that I have to pull a little harder every few weeks when rotating the staves. It's very likely that mine isn't the most optimal way of gripping the tsuru, but...
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  • verissimus
    replied to Tsuru tightening
    I mean the regular kitchen kind. I find it gives me better grip when pulling on the tsuru....
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