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Kendo-Guide.Com Newsletter, Issue #039 - Growing Kendo in Guatemala
September 15, 2010

Kendo for LIFE

Kendo-Guide.Com Newsletter, Issue #040 - Voice from sensei: Real Kendo

Thank you for reading the Kendo-Guide.Com Newsletter, Issue #040.

About a month ago, I had an operation in my left shoulder. I hurt it when I was about 15 years old and I kept training for more than 2 decades without having it completely healed. Bad move!

The surgery went well and I am now doing rehabilitation exercises. I scream and scream to lift a 1 pound (about 453.6 g) weight as if I was lifting a 100 pound weight.

It is not only because of the surgery. I am sure that all the small muscles around the shoulder are very weak. I now know that some things must take time. Probably way longer than I want it to be. I did not take enough time to fix it when my left shoulder got hurt.

I keep telling myself to slow down and give my shoulder some time to heal from a 1 pound weight rehab exercises and do the same thing the next day. All I want to do is to do kendō without worrying about anything one more time.

If you get injured, please take some time off to heal it. You do not want to make the same misstate I made.

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Table of Content

- Kendo Q & A -

- Kendo Work Shop -

- Voice from Sensei: Real Kendo -

- Comments or Questions -

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- Kendo Q & A -

- Training with shoes on

- Nito ryu tactics

- Shinsa question

- Training kendo at the beach?

- Kendo Work Shop -

- Tsugi-ashi

- Men-Do: how not to hit do with a shinai center

- How to rebuild spirit?

- Why does the right hand move towards the left hand?

- Timing is off. What am I doing wrong?

- Less Wasted Movement

- Voice from Sensei: Real Kendo -

This is an article about what I was told by the late Tsurumaru sensei (9th dan) when I was 12 years old.

What he said to me then still stays in my heart and it is still a kendō I am pursuing. I donít know why he all of the sudden told me this story but I would like to share it with you.

I hope his words will reach your heart.

Voice from Sensei: Real Kendo

- Comments or Questions -

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