Its finally out!!! It only took 4 years!!! The idea for my latest book – Kendo Coaching Tips and Drills – first came to me in August 2008. I had just returned from a short trip to Fukuoka University of Education, where I joined a bunch of British university students at a gasshuku. It was … Continue reading Its finally out!!
I can’t remember the first time I saw any pictures of kendo or any kendo on the TV (James Bond maybe?), but I do remember the first article I read that mentioned kendo… at least I remembered the content and which magazine it was in, but not the writer. This summer I returned to the … Continue reading Tough kendo man
As followers of kenshi247 know, I just spent the last 3 weeks on holiday in the U.K. Mainly it was to see family and friends, and to do a bit of relaxing. The whole trip went something like this: Osaka->London->Inverness->Orkney->Inverness->Edinburgh->London->Osaka… In amongst all this I managed to fit some keiko in, as well as run … Continue reading 2012 – UK trip
Exactly 2 years after the first Eikenkai in Scotland seminar I returned to Edinburgh and held another. In amongst the busy backdrop of the Olympic and Edinburgh festival mayhem around 30 people spent a couple of days together doing kendo, drinking beer, eating curry, and generally having a fun time. The Saturday session ran for … Continue reading 2012 – Eikenkai in Scotland
HYOSHI (拍子): musical time, tempo, beat, rhythm When people use the term HYOSHI they usually use it when they talk about something that is ‘out of rhythm’ or ‘offbeat’ and the likes, but when you try to express the term precisely its often hard to do so, even for scholars. When I consider what HYOSHI … Continue reading Hyoshi (拍子)