How to close your openings...

by Jeong

How can you hide your openings from your opponent? Any ideas?

Answer: I have words for you not from me but from many senseis.

If you don’t want to get hit, strike before your opponent strikes you.

If you try to hide something, something else will be open. More importantly, you must know that your opponent is teaching you your weakness by striking your men, kote, do and tsuki. You must accept your weakness and fix it.

You do not want to learn such techniques to just hide your targets from your opponent. That is totally “off” the way of the sword.

You have to have an attitude such as …

If you want to strike my men (kote, do or tsuki) go ahead and strike. I will overwhelm you with my strong kiai and strikes.

Do not rely on techniques too much. Work on yourself.

Hope this helps.

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May 17, 2010
You can't hide openings.
by: Matt

You can?t hide openings, you can only improve you kendo to remove them. Keep practicing hard and you will improve. Instead of worrying about defense concentrate on attacking and improving basics, nobody ever got famous for not getting hit.

Kendo-Guide.Com: Thanks, Matt. Your favourite saying :)

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