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Oct 01, 2019
In reply to Tadakatsu
by: Kendo-Guide.Com

Thank you for your kind words! I am grateful that you found my contents are helpful!

No right or wrong answer. Ratio always changes and it is important to have a good balance for everyone. Well, it is very hard to do.

As everyone is different, every dojo is different. As people need different things at certain ages, they need to know what they should be working on.

Knowing what you need to work on is the most important aspect in your training, I think :)

Thank you!

Sep 30, 2019
by: Tadakatsu

I appreciate this topic and discussion because my dojo is the only one in town and the only one I have ever known. What we do is the only kendo training I have experienced and I have always wondered how other dojos approach training.

We are a "fighting dojo" as we seem to do shiai almost every session. I have always thought that this is excessive. It is hard to see shiai as a test when one hasn't really learned specific things to test.

Don't get me wrong, I am very thankful for my dojo, but I have thought that our training is unbalanced. Reading about how training time is practically divided in some of your dojos not only makes me a bit jealous for that myself, but gives me some basis upon which to try to influence my dojo to adjust its ratio a bit.

Thank you for sharing! And thank you Imafuji Sensei for your very helpful videos! They have helped me fill many gaps in my learning.

Sep 25, 2019
In reply to Min
by: Kendo-Guide.Com

Hi Min! Thanks for sharing your experience.

Regarding your question: 2 hours of training is too much or not.

I think two hours is not that long but then I would do more kata and the basics :)

I think it is important to focus on what waza you want to work on.

People at different levels train all together in kendo. And even with the same dan, their capabilities are different too.

Instead of everyone doing the same waza, they probably work on what they should be working on. IF they don't know what they should be working on, their sensei can tell them what is the best waza they should work on.

Hope this helps.

Sep 20, 2019
My comment
by: Min

Hi Sensei

Thanks for your answers from a very good question asked by Stefan. I now have a better idea about the clearer difference between basic drills and Ji-geiko. If I have to put it in numbers, the ratio may be 33 % in kata, 55% basics and 11 % Jigeiko. That is pretty well structured , my personal opinion.

According to your experience, Do you think that 2 hours training session is too much ? I think by doing so, you may have the posibility to do waza geiko too.


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