Tsubazeriai in Yudanshas
When becoming a yudansha, I heard kendo becomes more... conservative. Like as in tsubazeriai, shodans should start to be more probing for openings, right? I somewhat had this problem... So, as a starting shodan (well not exactly) should I be more probing to find openings? What's your thoughts?
thank you for your question. My basic thought on tsuba-zeriai
is that we should not remain in tsuba-zeriai for a long time, even though that's what we see in the modern kendō
What I was told as a youngster, we should avoid tsuba-zeriai. So as soon as we get close to our opponent, we should execute hiki
If you think about the real fight with a real sword, tsuba-zeriai would not be a position you would like to stay for a long time.
Firstly, please learn how to do tai-atari
(body crush, body check).
Secondly, we should learn how to execute hiki
. It is because if you don't know how to execute hiki
, you will not be able to do anything from tsuba-zeriai.
Then you should learn how to seek and make opportunities for you to execute hiki
Hope this helps.