Training on 8th March

Waikato Kendo Club
Saturday 8th Mar. 2008
3.20 – 6.00pm

A. Management
1. Collecting/ Distributing Club Do for people with Do paint damaged.
2. Marleen has to leave early

B. Training

I. Warm up time

Jumping suburi 30 origional + 10 x 3
Vitiated Suburi Focus -- te-no-uchi (手 の內)

II. Kihon training focus – feeling about your Kensen.

i. Kirikaishi x 3
ii. Big seme M 3 x 5
iii. Big seme (Kensen push to opponent’s tsuba) M 3 x 5
iv. Small seme (Kensen push to opponent’s tsuba) M 3 x 5
v. Ai-M few times

III. Kakari-geiko (Stage One) - with set movement

# Big M – KM – KM+ Hiki D – KM – M Hiki M – KM Hiki D – M – Big M

** 5 minutes break

IV. Cool down.

C. Closing Summary –

The main theme for the training is te-no-uchi (手 の內)
- The overall use of the hands when striking or responding, including
* the way of gripping the shinai,
* the tightening/loosening of the grip and
* the adjusting of the balance between the two hands.

Te-no-uchi is very important "everywhere" in Kendo because we are holding shinai all the time. So please be aware of the three points metioned above.

In addition to te-no-uchi, when we are striking, the shinai should be speeding up downward instead in a constant speed fashion. This will also help you understand the te-no-uchi.

Reflection afterward: from Tian Lee:

I can see people who attended Thursday (6th March) training can do the advanced seme strikes batter than those who didn't.