12th September 2002, 06:43 AM
Been reading the forums for the last few days in the lead up to my first Kendo class (which was last night). Wow, really loved it.
Two problems though, I found the feet shuffling thing really hard to do... lots more practice I guess. Secondly I was really worn out by the jumping men strike (I'm sorry I don't know the name...). Raise shinai, hop backwards, hop forwards, men strike.
By the end, I was almost dying... Just couldn't keep up. Does anyone have any tips for doing it more effectively? Any other training to build up endurance (heck... its not like I'm even doing fast!)?
Buying a bokken (love those things), is it worth it?
Anyone attend class in Boulder, Colorado?
12th September 2002, 07:16 AM
d'Ounour che d'Ounours