In our dojo we do suburi slow a few times then at "regular speed" a lot of times. My problem is, I can't keep up with the regular speed. I get out of rhythm after around 5-10 swings. Is there any way that I can make my swings faster?
Thank you for your question. I understand how you feel but this is the time you do not want to rush into the “fast strikes”.
I assume that you are a beginner, correct? If so, you want to concentrate more on keeping the right form. Then gradually make it smoother, not faster.
Trying to make your swing faster will cause a lot of problems such as tension in your shoulders, messing up your basics, not getting a good coordination and so forth.
Trust me you will catch up if you do things right and make them smoother. Do NOT force to make it faster.
Hope this helps you.