Skip to main content

Mail from Morioka sensei

2009 NZKF Seminar


I would like to share the mail from Morioka sensei here and many thanks to Hiroko san's translation.

Sam
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: morioka
Date: 2009/7/31
Subject: 大阪体育大学、森岡です。
To: marleen

拝啓
日本ではとても暑い日が続いていますが、いかがお過ごしでしょうか?
NZから無事日本につき日々感思流汗之行、元気に過ごしています。
NZ滞在中は身に余るお心遣いを賜りありがとうございました。
ワイカトクラブのHPでの感想をうれしく拝見させていただいております。
みなさんの心にふれ、また、剣を交えることにより素晴らしい思い出ができました。
来年も是非みなさんにお会いしたいと思います。
この素晴らしい邂逅を大切に大切にあたためていきたいと思います。
日本に来られる事がありましたら、是非、ご連絡下さい。心よりお待ちしております。
とり急ぎお礼申し上げます。合掌

追伸、
この踏み込み をされているのは 大阪体育大学、作道先生範士8段は私の恩師です
② 本学のHPです。ご覧下さい。http://ouhskendo.exblog.jp/

BY hiromitu morioka 森岡宏光

┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏
大阪体育大学 ・'. **☆**・.
森岡 宏光
┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏┏



2009 NZKF Seminar

Dear Everyone

How is everything going about you, as it has still continued the hot days in Japan?

I arrived at Japan from New Zealand in safety, and everyday have practiced Kendo again with thinking in hot and sweat days.

I appreciated your thoughtfulness to be more than I deserve while I stayed in New Zealand.

It is very glad for me to read the description of the impressions in the HP of Waikato (Kendo) Club.

I had wonderful memories with your warm hearts through the crossing shinais together.

I would like to see you next year again.

This great chance of meeting might be very, very kept in my heart.

If you will come to Japan, please contact me. I look forward to see you sincerely.

I thank you very much, again.

My Regard


PS
○1 The demonstrator in Fumikomi (Stamping) in this website is my teacher, Takemichi sensei who is Hanshi, the Eighth-dan.

○2This website is our university’s HP. Please access in it. http://ouhskendo.exblog.jp/

Osaka Taiiku Daigaku (Physical University)
Morioka Hiromitsu

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…