8th Kyu Grading (for Gi & Hakama)
Original post on our club's previous forum
Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:45 am Post subject: 8th Kyu Grading (for Gi & Hakama)
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It's our club's tradition that beginners should pass 8th Kyu grading before putting on Gi & Hakama (the Kendo cloth & skirt). Normally after 2 months learning and training, all beginners are expected to perform Suburi well. This is the first grading for our beginners.
The items in the 8th Kyu grading will include:
2. Footwork: forward-backward, right-left, and diagonally.
suburi: The act of swinging the shinai up and down vertically or diagonally.
3. Joge-buri: vertically
4. naname-suburi: diagonally
kukan-datotsu: Image an opponent in space, and strike the targets.
8. Side Men
That's all and please don't worry too much.
Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:58 pm Post subject: What virtues do the hakama pleats represent?
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What virtues do the hakama pleats represent?
仁 Jin (benevolence)
義 Gi (justice)
禮 Rei (manners)
智 Chi (wisdom)
信 Shin (faithfulness, trustfulness)