By Alexander Bennett
By Alex Bennett
Kendo World’s Alex Bennett has lately entire a translation of the bushido vintage Hagakure. In his editorial he discusses the relevance of Hagakure to kendo and the teachings which could nonetheless be discovered from it.
Obituary: Miyako Tanaka Price
By Kurt Schmucker
Kurt Schmucker appears to be like again on the lifetime of naginata Hanshi Miyako Tanaka cost, who lately handed away.
Hanshi Says is a well-liked sequence during which Japan’s best Hanshi academics supply tricks of what they're searching for in grading examinations in accordance with knowledge gathered via many years of teaching. This factor gains Taba Norinobu-sensei from Ibaraki prefecture who handed the 8-dan exam in 1990, and used to be offered the identify of Hanshi in 1998.
“When i'm on an exam panel for 8-dan examinations, the most factor that i'm trying to find is whether the candidate demonstrates an knowing of right kendo thought. Are they struggling with their opponent from an period that turns out with regards to them yet distant for the opponent? Are they seizing the ideal possibilities to strike? Are they attacking with ki-ken-tai-itchi? And, are they demonstrating steadfast zanshin on the finish of every assault? The act of utilising strain is basically a conflict of 2 minds, and the major for achievement is how good each one candidate is in a position take the initiative within the seme strategy and assault and defence. robust “ki-zeme” ‒ overcoming your opponent along with your spirit and presence ‒ is of the essence.”
Embrace the Failing
By Boris Jansen
Dutch nationwide staff member displays on passing 6-dan, and the positives to be gleaned from failing.
“I am nonetheless on a excessive after passing my kendo 6-dan in August 2013. The practise, failing, mirrored image, suffering and at last passing the examination, grew to become out to be a far larger event than I firstly anticipated. The failing pressured me to take a step again and helped me to remodel my kendo into what i feel is extra mature and sundry, and on most sensible of it, simply extra enjoyable. listed here, i need to proportion my event relating to my 3 makes an attempt and spotlight many of the specifications which i believe are key on the way to pass.”
Grading effectively: half 2
By K8-dan Shigematsu Kimiaki-sensei
In “Grading effectively half 2”, Shigematsu Kimiaki-sensei, a kendo teacher with Chiba Prefectural Police strength, supplies an in depth rationalization of the way to technique a grading. during this, the second one of 3 instalments, he discusses the significance of kihon, the proper perspective to education, varieties of keiko, ki, and kyojitsu. this is often an important consultant when you are approximately to take a grading, relatively for the better dan levels.
FIK Anti-Doping Compliance
By Dr. Darryl Tong
As an legitimate member of SportAccord (formerly referred to as GAISF) the overseas Kendo Federation (FIK) manage an anti-doping committee to comply to international Anti-Doping organisation (WADA) rules bearing on doping. As FIK associates, every one nationwide federation and contributors in FIK actions needs to abide by way of the FIK Anti-Doping principles compiled in line with the area Anti-Doping Code. FIK Anti-Dopin Committee Chairman Dr. Miyasaka Masayuki discusses its impression with Dr. Darryl Tong of the college of Otago, New Zealand.
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