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Nov 15, 2009
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Ki
by: Anonymous

I'm sorry, but could you give me a little hint at least? Sorry, I'm the type of guy who needs hints... T__T

Kendo-Guide.Com:  I bet everyone needs hints on this matter. I am still struggling to find out how to put pressure on my opponent.

Here is what I think. I can only explain what I know. And I can only share my experiences and what I am trying to do in order to develop my ki-zeme.


  1. Train as hard as possible.

  2. Have a lot of kiai (if necessary, shout as loud as possible)

  3. Do not raise your hands against your opponents seme. (Do not break the kamae)

  4. Do not be afraid of getting struck.

  5. Keep chudan strong

  6. Feel the integration/oneness of the shinai and the left hand.

  7. Once start executing, do not stop even when you see your opponent striking you.

  8. Strike with your soul so your opponent can feel it.



These are what I have been working on.

Do they work? I don?t know. I will tell you what I find that out.

Hope this helps.

Sep 18, 2009
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Difference between Ki and Shikai
by: Iain Jarvis

You can?t create a shikai on your opponent. Shikai is found in your mind. It is the will to move head and not to think of what might happen to yourself. To Achieve this you must not worry about the 4 states of the mind against yourselves: kyo, which is surprise, ku: fear, gi: doubt, and waku: Lack of focus.

Kendo-Guide.Com:  Thank you for your comment. You are right about shikai, four states of mind. And it can be our mind and your opponents.  We do not like to have these states in our mind. However, it is a good idea to create those states in your opponent?s mind.

By having a strong ki, which also can be interpreted as pressure, we can create the ku state in our opponent?s mind. You may have felt strong pressure from your sensei and felt fear. Or by feeling pressure, you may have felt confused.

Shikai leads our mind to the state of shishin. As a result, we will be defeated.

Hope this helps.

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