Kendo is lifelong education in self-discipline, self-control and yourself.

Kendo is lifelong education in self-discipline, self-control and yourself. We all know it takes our life time to study kendo. But kendo is more of education to teach us how to discipline and control ourselves. But most importantly, it teaches us about ourselv...

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3 things that Takanabe senshu learned from his loss

I have found an interesting artcle about Takanabe senshu at “世界選手権・団体戦 日本が初めての敗北 3つの教訓、再び日本代表へ” . It is about how he overcame his loss and became even stronger. I would like to share what...

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Kendo is a barometer…

Kendo is a barometer of life… It’s a tool for self-development and cultivation. This was an answer to my question, “What is kendo to you?” to Alex Bennett sensei in “Interview with Alex Bennett” when he passed his 7-dan exam...

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Which one is first, rules or principles?

I received a Kendo Nippon magazine, Issue No. 468, the featured article is, “Improving Shinpan Skills”. Shinpan means referee if you are new to the term. The article was written based on interviewing Masatake Sumi sensei (8-dan). So some explan...

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My asthma attacked last night. For the last few years it attacked me around Christmas Day so I thought I was ok for the last one. The asthma was waiting for me off guard. It was one of the most severe attacks for the last 5, 6 years. I’ll keep updating w...

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