Do you always wear hakama and keikogi for solo practice?
How about the bogu? Do you put it on even when there is no one else?
Answer: It is always a good idea to wear keikogi and hakama when you train. I allow beginners to train without keikogi and hakama for a while but I tell them to get keikogi and hakama if they are serious about doing kendo.
Bogu is not necessary if you do not have anyone who strikes you. (my personal opinion)
This is a 10th Lesson from Kaida sensei's book about attitudes towards shiai. But it really helps our attitudes in our daily keiko as well. Now while introducing his thoughts, I am expanding them into…