Skip to main content

Few Thoughts after the shiai keiko on March 15 - Dabao in Chinese

18.03.2008

老师们, 我继续用中文表达我打剑的感受,因为中文能更好的表达我的想法。

通过上周六的小比赛,我感觉自己有少许进步了。特别是在KIAI方面,能冷静的发出"怒吼"了。能做出点RANXIN的感觉了。

比赛的对手是老骆,他的气势很强,我一直很"郁闷"和他对决,但是偏偏每次都遇到他(所以我还是很郁闷,哈哈。。。)。

所以在比赛前,我让自己COOL DOWN,把老骆想象成我自己,那么我就不会惧怕他那强有力的气势。我就想像对手就是我自己,我要打倒的就是我自己,所以这次表现比前两次比赛好很多。

真正的对手是自己本身,不是其他人。这是我这次比赛的心得

Marleen's translation: The real opponent is ourself rather than others. This is what I thought about after 15th Shiai.

至于动作,技巧方面,那是需要通过艰苦的大强度的训练才能提高的。老人说水到渠成,所以我会继续努力训练。

我给比我训练刻苦的同学们一句谏言:"不要太着急练成 '绝世武功',云在天空,水在瓶;一切顺其自然,我们练的就是云水剑

Marleen's translation: Do not hurry to achieve the invencible waza. Through daily training regularly training/ practice, we will achieve the higher level naturally.

不是吗?" 哈哈。。。。欢迎大家指正。

大宝

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

2020 Kendo Beginners information

Our first 2020 training (keiko) starts from Wednesday 8 January
You are warmly invited to join us and 
start your New Year resolutions as a Modern Samurai. 


--- Information for Year 2020 Beginners ---

Starting Dates:
Class A: 1.30 – 3pm Saturday 11 JanuaryClass B: 1.30 – 3pm Saturday 14 MarchClass C: 1.30 – 3pm Saturday 11 JulyClass D: 1.30 – 3pm Saturday 10 October
Note: The Class B is postponed one week (from 7 Mar to 14 Mar) due the the current corona-virus status. 

Course Information:
No previous experience required.Regardless of gender, ages from 8 to 80 are all welcome.First lesson is your Free trial.Fees: 99.00 — 10 weeks course (equipment rental included)Family discounts: the 2nd family member is 50.00, the 3rd one is 25.00, and from the 4th one is free.Full membership after the Beginner Class
Programme Objectives: 

By the end of the course, you will be ready to put on Bogu (armour) and start your Kendo journey as a modern Samurai!





Venue:
School of Education (SOEGymGate 4, Hill…

Koboitchi – 2019 Yamagami Sensei Seminar in New Zealand

Photo Credit: Auckland Kendo Club
Original text in Chinese by Sam Tsai English Translation by David Pan 

This is the fourth time I have had the pleasure of attending Yamagami Sensei’s Kendo seminar.
In 2016, the seminar topic was about the fundamentals of kendo: The five sections of the shinai – Jin-Gi-Rei-Chi-ShinIn 2017, the seminar topic was regarding the “heart(mind) of self-control”, namely: 克己心 / こっきしん / kokkishin: the mindset of overcoming the self平常心 / へいじょうしん / heijoshin: everyday mind 不動心 / ふどうしん / fudoshin: immovable mind In 2018, the seminar topic is 三殺法 / さんさっぽう / San-satsu-no-ho or San-sappo 「竹刀・太刀を殺す」: Kill the sword 「技を殺す」: Kill the waza 「気を殺す」: Kill the spirit

The topic this year is 攻防一致 / Koboitchi. Most kenyu probably heard of it by the more classical term 懸待一致 / けんたいいっち / kentaiitchi, a realm or level of understanding which we hope to attain one day thru training. That said, how do we actually work on this in our daily training? I think this is a question that many ke…

Do not give up just because something is not going your way - Carl Ann

Best wishes to your anticancer pharmaceutical research project!
*
Life is full of obstacles and challenges but they shouldn’t stop you from moving forward, meaning, do not give up just because something is not going your way. In fact, they should be the driving forces of your progress. I don’t know everything about Kendo, only what my sensei(s) and my mother have told me. There are some steps which I can’t do but I still train because that is how a person makes progress. You cannot improve if you don’t do anything. Being the person I was and still am (a total weirdo), I never really understood what giving up meant before. I had never so-called given up on anything I started because I didn’t know what it was. It sounded like a silly human sentiment to me. How can you stop doing something that you have not mastered? Doesn’t it feel incomplete? Shouldn’t it motivate you to try harder because it feels good to master something or it enriches your life ie. makes your life more meaningful? 

How…