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Jan 29, 2009
Open your mouth
by: Johan Idstam

If you open your mouth and throat as if you were yawning you will let some sound come to the ear through the 'back door'.

It helps me a lot in kendo practice.


Kendo-Guide.Com? Thank you for the great tip. That reminds me that I also open my mouth just to get confortable. Thanks!

Jan 27, 2009
Sorry but what did you say?
by: Anonymous

Our dojo in Auckland is very different from the previous location, now situated in a much larger dojo it can be funny at times. When our sensei calls out instructions to us; we run close to listen and run back to our positions!! I thought this was funny at first but as the weeks went by I valued the times when our sensei spoke to us.

So don't fell discouraged, ask as many questions; as I do, it may feel embarrassing and foolish. But trust me your not the only one feeling the same!! And your sensei will know that your paying attention. This site is the best for my understanding, and continued enjoyment of Kendo. Ka kite ano

Kendo-Guide.Com: Kia Ora! Tena Koe? Thanks for the comment. I heard that Auckland, New Zealand, now has a really nice dojo. I was already nice, though.

Yeah, asking is good. You do not want to get into a huge discussion while training but ask questions when you have. If answers are going to be a long ones, your instructors will tell you later. At least, that is how I do.

As an instructor, I try not to talk for a long time since I do not want to make the students cold. After training, we can talk while changing or something.

It is good to ask, really. If you don?t ask, your instructors will never learn either. So please do not hesitate to ask.

Jan 26, 2009
Concept of Kendo
by: Santiago B. Tejada

If you got on the nerves of some of them it means that they have never seen this words:
"...To hold in esteem human courtesy and honor,
To associate with others with sincerity..."

Kendo-Guide.Com: Thank you for your comment and bringing this to all of us. We, kendo practitioners, should remember the goals and purposes of kendo. Even Japanese people do not really pay attention to it, ey.

We all have to remember and practice the concept of kendo. This is why kendo is the way of life, isn?t it? Always look back and check what we did and what we did to others. It is a part of kendo, I think.

Jan 18, 2009
I used to have this problem before
by: Jatupol K.

Same as sensei said, I always move closer to hear what exactly they want to tell me. Sometime I asked my instructors and/or my kendo mates directly too. ^__^

Kendo-Guide.Com: Thank you for your comment. It is probably the best thing to do. If you think it is a bad idea to ask your instructor, ask and learn from your training partner. If your training partner cannot tell you, look around and see what others are doing. That helps too.

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