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Jan 23, 2016
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Thank you all for sharing your story
by: Kendo-Guide.Com

I thank you for sharing your wonderful stories and encouraging messages.

You guys encouraged even me to keep training! I thank you for that!

Cheers!

Hiro Imafuji
Kendo-Guide.Com

Jan 22, 2016
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Like Falling in Love
by: Anonymous

Hi, I'm a sixty year old woman, only started kendo recently, but I love it. When I had the chance much much earlier, I couldn't concentrate, but this time it's working, well, I think so.

Of course I can't do a lot of things that others can. I'm so slow and all that. But I don't think of it as a "failure" ...

We're all different; our kendo will naturally all be different.

Some become champions, some don't.

But just as in life, not all of us need to be film stars, right?

Do go and find out what "your kendo" will be like. What a lovely quest. Not always easy. Very complicated stuff, kendo is, because it has a long, long history, i.e. think of all the people's lives that went into the art...
If you ever tire of it, just get some rest, and don't worry about that gap - I needed thirty-two years to realise that I indeed liked kendo.

With all best wishes.

Jan 22, 2016
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Age of kendo students
by: Richard

One of the great things about kendo is that the age does not matter. All kendo students are on the same path and all relate to each other as we are all experiencing similar challenges.

At the dojo where I go, the age range is from around 6 to late 60's. We all get on well.

Hope you start kendo and it works out for you, as it did for me.

Jan 22, 2016
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From a fellow shy teen
by: Anonymous

Ha, I was in exactly the same shoes as you when I first started kendo two years ago at 16 years old.

I was actually pretty nervous and didn't really talk to anyone. However my sensei taught me that "kendo is also a family" and that you shouldn't be doing it yourself and one of the challenges of kendo is the development of the character.

After that I try little by little to talk to and welcome new members. My tip from my experience would just to be going around the dojo and say hello to whoever is there. :)

Jan 22, 2016
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Uniformity
by: Brian Lampe

One of the great things about a Kendo class is the uniformity. Once the keikogi and bogu are all everyone looks the same. The only thing that will stand out is your Kendo. Follow what Imafuji-sensei says and you will have the proper approach on the path toward strong Kendo.

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