5th November 2002, 04:24 AM
Kendo shell shock?
Hey guys, I've been taking kendo for about the past year and a half and I was wondering if anyone has ever had a problem with slight dizzyness, disorientation hours, or even days after pratice.
I practice 3 times a week, and often times outside of kendo I find I get brief mild dizzy spells and a kind of weird throbbing sensation in my head ... kind of like the feeling you get when your men himo are tied too tight...
Does this sound like something I should be worried about?
5th November 2002, 05:19 AM
There could be a few explanations, stinky.
First, check that you're tying your tenegui properly. If there are bunches of fabic pressed into the wrong parts of your head (namely behind your ears, or above them), it will hurt. (from personal experience.)
Secondly, as you said, make sure your men isn't too tight, and that you're not tying your himo too low. If you tie them too low, you could be cutting off a little bit of blood to your brain, that never helps anything.
Thirdly, are the people you practice with striking men in the right spot? If you're being hit repeatedly in the wrong places, you're going to feel dizzy and sore. Ask your practice partners to be more careful. Remind them that kendou isn't about having the strength to knock your opponent out cold. (I really hate that type of kendou, I suspect that the people who do it don't have anything but strength to rely upon.)
Fourthly, you may just have an ear infection. Go see a doctor.
lastly, contrary to popular belief, the brain is the most important part of your body. if your head hurts, go see a doctor. you only get one brain you know.
5th November 2002, 06:33 AM