Is it wrong to practice kendo because of the philosophy behind it?
I am from Europe, and am unable to practice at a dojo since there are no dojos in my hometown.
I have decided to start practicing on my own. I see the disadvantages of this, lacking the partner to practice it with, but I still want to do it. I see it as a way of improving my own mental and physical health and focus.
Is it possible to train on one's own and how effective is it?
I really want to learn as much as possible, so please tell me can I achieve anything on my own?
Answer: Thank you for your question, Matija! I am so happy to hear how enthusiastic you are!
Now you do understand the disadvantages of studying kendo alone. It is very good.
Another big disadvantage is that you have no one to correct you when you do things wrong. Therefore, you must do it very carefully. And you must determine to copy exactly what you are learning from. Well, that is exactly we all should do when we learn from actual instructors too.
This was a bit different video clip to introduce. The similar technique exists in kendo and I'm sure it is from kenjutsu. We just don't know the origins of these techniques any more. That is a part of…