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Reflection from Glenn - One-Kendo with different focuses

Dear all, A great time was had at Ken's celebration on Wednesday , and AKC were very happy to see a representation from Waikato. Jordan's speech to the dojo was very professional and I think he covered everything that Sam and Marleen had asked very well. The point was made, both from us and by AKC, that we all enjoy such events as an opportunity to re-establish friendships and be part of our larger kendo community. Getting together for a shiai is about "competition", seminars people are often focused on their grading. At informal keiko however, we can be in an attitude of one kendo, to learn from each other and enjoy each others company. Therefore, AKC has extended the invitation to us to practice together at least once every 2-3 months, and we should alternate who travels to each others home. I personally found the evening challenging. It is true that there is "one kendo", and theoretically all people of the same level should have been taught

2012 Beginner Class Dates

Kendo - The Way of the Sword Evolving from the traditional Samurai swordsmanship of Feudal Japan. We are offering you the opportunity to discover another culture based on Medieval Japanese traditions and has been influences by Zen ideas. Learn to manipulate a shinai (or bamboo sword) in real strikes against other people as well as non-contact traditional training by way of Kata or forms. General techniques of attack and defence practiced and armour is worn for more advanced training and for sparring and competition. Ages from 8 to 80, both boys and girls, are all welcome! No prior experience required ... ... Enrol if you dear! Some basic information for 2012 Beginners Class are here: Dates : Beginner Class A : 10/17 March - 7 July (18 lessons) Beginner Class B : 14/21 July - 3 November (18 lessons) Time : Satursday, 1.30 - 3.00pm Venue : SOE Gym, Gate 4, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton Fees : 200.00 NZD (including equipment rentals) Read more at our training blog