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Issue #051 - How To Prevent Your Shinai From Breaking...
June 10, 2011

Kendo for LIFE

Kendo-Guide.Com Newsletter, Issue #051 - How To Prevent Your Shinai From Breaking...

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We are enjoying hot weather these days in Indiana, USA. It had been raining so I really do like sunny days we have now.

Living My Dream

There was an article about e-bogu in Kendo Nippon magazine.

Taro Ariga sensei (President and CEO) is living my dream. He has a kendo related job and travels around the world (kendo related). Contributing to the kendo communities all over the world.

And in the article, he says,

"My dream is to popularize kendo all over USA and other countries".

That is my dream too!!

And he also has his own dojo! That is exactly how I want to do.

The journey has just started for me and I don't know if KFL will be as successful as e-bogu or Kendo World.

But I cannot stop now, can I??

Kendo Shops Company Info

We have some kendo shops recommended either me or other readers of Kendo-Guide.Com. I asked the companies that received more than 4 starts to provide us their company info.

So far we have the company info from the following companies.

- Boguzen

- e-bogu

- E-Mudo

3 New Articles Added I have 3 new articles this month.

- How To Grab A Shinai Correctly: Some Unique Methods

- E-Bogu Review: The World Biggest Online Kendo Shop

- How to prevent your shinai from breaking

Iaido Seminar In July

The Musoshindenryu Iaido - Moorhead Dojo, in association with the Midwest Kendo Federation(MWKF) are happy to announce our first annual IAIDO seminar in Moorhead, Minnesota on July 29, 30, 31, 2011.

They will have guest sensei Tatsuhiko Konno (7dan kyoshi kendo, 7dan kyoshi iaido) who will present an IAIDO seminar covering the ZNKR seitei iaido kata (and maybe some koryu if we're lucky).

Go to their website for details.

* If you want to promote such an event as seminar or tournament, just let me know!

Promote your event here.

I hope you enjoy the Newsletter!


- Kendo Guide in Russian

- Some articles from Kendo-Guide.Com in Russian.

- Kendo-Guide Social Network

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If you think I am not doing well with these Social Networking, please let me know. I do not want to be uncool!!

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- How to Learn Kendo Movements More Easily and Quickly
Are you having a hard time to get the kendo movements right? Try to find out methods that make easier and quicker for you to learn the movements.

- Interview with Alex Bennett
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Rate Kendo Shops

When you buy your kendo equipment, please share your opinion about the kendo shop you purchased from. It helps other kenod-ka all over the world when buying off the Internet.

A List of Kendo Shops in The World

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What we have in this issue is shown below. Enjoy this Newsletter!

Table of Content

- New Articles Added -

- Kendo Q & A -

- Kendo Work Shop -

- Comments or Questions -

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- New Articles Added -

- How To Grab A Shinai Correctly: Some Unique Methods

- E-Bogu Review: The World Biggest Online Kendo Shop

- How to prevent your shinai from breaking

- Kendo Q & A -

- Alternate stances

- Kendo Work Shop -

- Jodan as a solution to injured right wrist?

- What should my mentality be in shiai?

- Timing and 3D Seme: Shinai, Body, and Mind

- Timing and 3D Seme: Shinai, Body, and Mind II

- Usual Do strike but going forward to the left

- Comments or Questions -

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