Author: Stuart Gibson

Stuart is a kendo practitioner based in Tokyo. He is a long standing member of the British kendo team.

Lose and cut

Recently I’ve had a few people telling me the same thing: I take it easy in ippon shoubu, and need to attack more. For most people who know me and how much I thoroughly hate losing, this might raise a chuckle. After all, how can I have produced the results I have to date by being lazy in ippon shoubu of all things? And one thing I love doing is the old barrage attack that overwhelms people into making mistakes. So this got me thinking, what am I supposed to think about or do with advice like this? Inevitably, it’s …