A long time ago I used to practice Kendo. This was a class at a local gym, a 75 minute class at 9am every Saturday morning. 686 more words
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This Kata Lab will help you practice and explore the benefits of non-traditional kiai.
Within the martial arts, there are three reasons to kiai. They are, to scare your opponent, to boost your confidence and to provide or add to the strength of your technique. 466 more words
Despite my regular attempts to grab attention with ironic references to kendo as “stick fighting” or as a sport, I firmly believe that it is a shugyo, a Zen martial art based on Taoist and Confucian philosophy, developed with the aim of developing the human character. 856 more words