After the flurry of kendo activity that was the Kyoto Taikai, it was nice to have a relaxed keiko with a bunch of friends. Whereas the last session was jam-packed, today’s was a more reasonably sized group of 15 people. Still, we had six countries represented (Scotland, England, Italy, France, America, and Japan), and people from grades nidan to nanadan.
The keiko menu was slightly different than usual, but still compromised mostly of kihon (kirikaeshi, basic cutting practise, uchikomigeiko), followed by a free waza practise, and a long jigeiko. A nice three hours!
My kendo and work life are quite chaotic at the moment (i.e. too busy) so it’s kind of been difficult for me to update kenshi 24/7 as much as I’d like to …. so apologies to all my readers. Please don’t mistake lack of updates for lack of keiko: I did five sessions over Friday, Saturday, and Sunday alone!
The next session will be held at the end of July. If you are interested in joining, please visit the Eikenkai page for more information. Cheers!
4 replies on “Eikenkai (May 2017)”
Name: Alan, beginner of kendo, want to join yours
Sorry Alan, Eikenkai is not for beginners. Please read the linked page above for more information.
Thank you George, cool pictures too. Maybe one day you will realize how much you ARE giving us, readers, and stop feeling bad about how “little you can do”…then again, maybe not! 😉
Hah hah, thanks for your kind comment!