6th Nami Kai kendo seminar with Sumi sensei

Posted on November 11 2019

On the 2nd and 3rd of November 2019 the Nami Kai kendo seminar with Sumi sensei took place. It was a very interesting seminar where, amongst other things, variations on kakari-geiko and kiri-kaeshi were practised.

Nami Kai would like to give special thanks to all participants, all people who helped to make this seminar a success, and of course Sumi sensei.

The photos of the semianr can be found on our website under the tab 'photos'.

Fukuoka July 2019

Posted on November 11 2019

It's always nice when someone comes to pick you up from Fukuoka airport, this time it was Harada sensei.

He was waiting for us at domestic arrivals. He took us in a quick tour to the beach and Munakata temple. After a small dinner he took us to Mokkeiso and left us with a large box with food. It was so much we had to share it with the students!
Thank you so much to Harada sensei voor the very pleasant reception.

Fussa Kendo

Posted on August 08 2019

Yokota AB dojo July 2019

For the first time trained in Japan with other kendoka's, very different from University kendo and Police kendo in Fukuoka, relax but do sweat!
The kendo level was reasonable shodan to sandan it is more recreational kendo, if you may speak in sport terms, recreation - amateur - professional sports 1x to 2x training a week.
Also here no tai-atari like we are used to do in our dojo, but a good positive basic posture (kiso).
Just like football, move to stay in shape until your old day. Practise kendo with fun and after lunch with everyone, for me a lot of drinking.
Mac, KFC, Pizzahut, a lot more tasteful things a paradise for Jonas, just fries with ..... whatever you want. But you can also eat green things for the veggies to stay in shape.

The straightforward kendo like in Saga with the police the speed of University kendo you cannot expect, Jonas and myself have experienced this painfully, the great (violent) men training just go forward and face the ken-saki.
In Saga it was very clear not whine, 2 hours hard practise and no rest to drink water.
After the University of Education for Teachers and the Saga Police it was a very hard switch to do normal kendo with people on a different level.

A good experience and learned a lot, to handle with the situation.

Previous year in the UK I went a little crazy with the yondan kendoka's, I have made no friends was a bit too hard, I hope I have made some friends now.

My thanks fo to Miura sensei, Jim sensei and all the kendoka's of Yokota AB dojo.

Until december, Andre.


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