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Mar 23, 2010
Thanks For the brief answer
by: Viany C.H

Thank you very much for your answer Sensei Imafuji, its help me a lot to understand the meaning and purpose of each type of geigo now.

Kendo-Guide.Com: You're more than welcome!

Mar 20, 2010
by: Anonymous

Sueno Eiji (8.Dan, Hanshi) sensei once said when he was visiting us for a 3 day seminar - this is not the exact quote since I can't remember exactly - giving "120%" is a stupid thing since one simply cannot give "120%".

Also we shouldn't only give 60% or 80% just because we weren't to preserve our strength for the rest of the training.

Instead we should always give 100% during the entire training and should risk getting tired before the end.

I think he meant always give your fullest, and even when you get tired at the end give your fullest although your techniques might become sloppy because of fatigue.

Kendo-Guide.Com: Thanks for sharing your experiences at the seminar with us. It is true that we do not have 120%, isn't it?

What I mean is "try to give 120% because usually people give way less than 100% when they try to give 100%".

I hope the readers understand what I am trying to say and what Sueno sensei is saying is the same.  

Different approaches (ways to explain things) but trying to make others understand what they should really understand.

How about this?

Every single cut from suburi to the last men cut of kirikaeshi at the end of training should be executed with 100% of what you have.

As I always tell my students, if they have to stop after a set of kirikaeshi because they give everything they have, then that's worth more than 100 sets of kirikaeshi as simple exercise.  

Every single sensei has different approaches to the same goal.  The most important thing is to understand that it is us who have to get the message and should be able to perform the teachings.  

Hope this helps.

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