23rd October 2004, 05:59 AM
I practice at Kenzen with Ebihara-sensei. Time to time, I visit NYC with Kataoka-sensei, Shidogakuin with Kato-sensei, Shinbukan with Suyama-sensei, Kenshinkai with Kishino-sensei, and Hyun Moo Kwan (I pretty much go everywhere!).
I went to Michigan long time ago back in 1997 or 1999. It was Midwest Kendo Tournament (I was the first place for the 3 Dan Above Division).
What I meant by showing too much zanshin is that time to time we tend to exaggerate zanshi in a way to appeal judges, being almost arrogant. Hmmm, kind of difficult to explain...I hope you get what I mean. In a promotion test, I try to engage myself immediately after each hit.
Oh, sorry about the private message. I activated. If still not working, please let me know.
26th October 2004, 01:07 AM