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03 June 2009 @ 09:08 pm
Kendo part 四: エ〜ッ!  
Practice proceeds apace. I learned my first kata last Thursday, a dodge and counterattack against a strike to the wrist. And yesterday I was taught two of the other basic strikes besides men (a strike to the head): kote (to the wrist/gauntlet) and (to the torso/breastplate). This leaves, I think, the two sayū-men strikes (left/right men, to the temples) of the basic bread-and-butter attacks. I still get corrected frequently, but my men strikes seem to be getting better. I feel like I'm making serious progress. I'll probably be buying a keikogi and hakama soon.

Now if only I could get my kiai to sound more like a battle cry and less like an imitation of The Fonz...
 
 
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: King Crimson - Lizard
 
 
 
gwalla: psychedelic bananagwalla on June 4th, 2009 07:22 am (UTC)
Jumping over tanks full of sharks with his son in an armored baby carriage!