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Suburi Swing Speed Study - Link

From Benji's blog I found this article and hope to share with you:

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In your daily practice, to what angle do you swing up the shinai, and to what position do you swing it down to? In Heisei 10, at the 31st Japanese Budo Forum, two pieces of research were presented:

'Changes in suburi - in particular changes caused by kensen position at the apex of the upswing - due to variations in kendo teaching methods' and

'Suburi teaching methods in kendo - variations in arm action at the terminal position during empty striking'.


The researchers were a group centered around Professor Ueda Fumio (kyoshi 7 dan) and Assistant Professor Yoshida Yasumasa (7 dan), both of Keio Gijuku University. Both researchers have since further advanced their research into suburi, and continue to scientifically search for the most effective suburi. Here, they explain suburi that is effective in actual use.

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Jordan Brand - "MAYBE IT'S MY FAULT."

Jordan Brand "Become Legendary"
系列的新廣告

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlyOgVFYLXE


原文(聽譯) by airworm

Maybe it's my fault.
這也許都是我的錯。

Maybe I led you to believe it was easy when it wasn't.
錯在我讓你們相信這一切都來的很簡單。

Maybe I made you think my highlights started at the free-throw line,
and not in the gym.
錯在我讓你們誤認為我所有的成就都是從那罰球線灌籃開始的,
而不是體育館內的不斷練習。

Maybe I made you think that every shot that I took was a game-winner.
錯在我讓你們以為我投的每一球都是致勝球

that my game was built on flash, and not fire.
還有我的成就是一瞬間造成的而非累積下來的。

Maybe it's my fault that you didn't see that failure gave me strength,
that my pain was my motivation.
錯在我沒讓你們發覺失敗給了我力量,我所承受過的苦痛是我成功的原動力。

Maybe I led you to believe that basketball was a God-given gift
and not something I worked for.
錯在我讓你們認為籃球是上帝賦予我的禮物而非我努力得來的。

Every single day of my life.
我生命中的每一天我都這麼覺得,

Maybe I destroyed the game.
或許我毀了這個運動。

Or maybe, you're just making excuses.
又或許,你們只是在找失敗的藉口。"