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Training 27 July 2006

The idea of sharing the training reflection via our club's blog came to my mind after training yesterday at Fairfield Intermediate school. Hope the members attended the training will support the idea.

There are at least three ways to share our ideas. One is to set set up your own Kendo training blog and let me know the URL. I will add it to here.

The second one is that you can just post a comment here. This should be the easiest way to do.

Or, you can apply an account here and I will make as a co-auther for this blog.

OK. Starts from me ....

1. I felt very good that many new faces turned up for the training. It makes the training more enjoyable. It also reminds that I should encourage members who has put on bogu to participate the Thursday training and learn to be our club's "senior" members.

2. I was encouraged by Leo's spirit at the end of the training. I was tired already. But Leo's spirit encourages me to try harder and use my last breath. This really made me feel great. Of cource, I need to thank Marleen by organising a great training program that maximise my fitness.

3. Also, it is important to set certain Kendo time for yourself such as Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Regular training is important for the growth of our Kendo, especially we have good instructors with us already.

I hope this can become a routine of our sharing after each training, so it is your turn now....

Finally, if you have your own blog, please LET ME KNOW.



Leo said…
Last night was great training, it was great to train with lots people. which help to increase everyone's strength in our club. I found that's its hard to keep up with everyone's speed during Ai-Kakarikeko as everyone's speed is different which show's my speed and experience still not good enough. have to train harder.

Ken said…
I was really enjoy the trainning last night and learnt two things. The one is using the power from middle of body to push myself and cut, another one is always go forward and cut efficiently, not just touch the opponent.
Mason said…
I think the most important thing i learnt from last night is that you should always try go forward and fight forward no matter what. You wont be able to hit your opponent if you're always in a passive state.
Amigo said…
Hi all, from thursdays training, as i have said, i was very impressed by ken's and mason's jikeko. After numbers of aikakarikeko i saw every one was tired, especially myself, however when i did jikeko with mason and ken i felt that even when they are tired they still keep cutting from the centre which made them continuously getting men on me...
i guess during jikeko, due to myfitness, my mind state changed and made me easily loose my centre...
walter said…
OK, my turn. I, also, felt that training was very enjoyable last night. The high attendance was great- not only was it friendlier but it also made keeping my ki high easier. When there are few people around it's easy to become lazy and just go through the motions without proper intention.

I continue to concentrate on my footwork and waist. My fumikomi is quite weak during jikeiko and I feel that this is probably due to poor use of my waste when I am under pressure. I tend to lean forward instead of extending my legs further and keeping my body straight.

I was also impressed at Mason and Ken's spirit. Same as Amigo's feedback.

Lastly, I am trying to follow Marleen's advice- think less and use more intuition. This is hard for me.
TERRY said…
Yesterday's training is fantastic, I am so happy to see so many people here in Thursday's training. Althrough I can not finish the whole training because of my heel's problem. At least I did 500 mai at last, which Mali Sansei said it worth to come to training.
Jeffrey said…
Finally I am here...

Last Thursday's training was great, it wasn't very long and wasn't tiring, but I feel I have used up all my engery in the end of training.

In turn of training, I feel everyone has improved, in particular Leo and Amigo's speed has become faster than before, and the Ai-Kakarikeko was much more smooth.

For Ken, the first time doing Ai-Kakarikeko is wasn't very smooth, but in the end of training, your Ai-Kakarikeko has become more smooth.

For all the more junior members, you need to keep training, being persistant is very important in Kendo, and you won't see your improvement in two days, but you will see in two month. You might think two month is long, but just don't think too much and keep coming, two month later, you will see the differces.

For myself, I need to think less, and just do it. Be more aggressive and in the competition, I need to adjust my mind set to a stage of cool and cold (like a killer as Marleen told me before). Imaging is also important.
Katsu said…
I am too lazy....

I am also glad to having practice kendo with many people. The training was enjoyable.

As I am the last to post message. I have been feeling my spirit is less somehow. I was really impressed at everyones spirits.

Also, at the last Thursday's training, my footwork was really poor almost nothing. I used only upper body.

The source of sprit and power of footwork, both are from Tanden. I remaind the importance again.

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