How to do proper sliding footwork with sweaty feet?

by J

I have been practicing for a few weeks now and I am having trouble with the footwork.

The movement is to slide the foot but with the sweat on my foot, it is very difficult to slide. My foot grips on the wooden floor when I try to slide it and I slip when I am landing from a jump.

It is very frustrating :(

Appreciate any tips you can give.


Answer: Thank you for your question. It is very common for beginners. So don't get too frustrated.

There are some tips.

· Only toes are touching when moving
· Must lift up your toes when moving but just slightly (please see the video: 0:56)

If your feet stick to the floor too much, which is quite likely, try to feel the dust between your toes and the floor as seen in the video. And practice.

If your footwork is slow, it seems harder to accomplish the good footwork. Do it little faster so you can get the hang of it.

Hope this helps.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Any Questions about Kendo.