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Nov 11, 2010
Competitors ability factors in as well
by: Matt

If it was a mudansha (kyu holders) competition I doubt they could actually cut hiki do correctly.

It is very easy to 'slap' a do from tsubazeri-ai, but most mudansha are not capable of proper ki ken tai from there, and zanshin is also a problem.

If the aite (opponent) is able to keep the en (connection) it is difficult to show zanshin going backwards.

Kendo-Guide.Com: Thanks for your post. It is all true. To be honest with you, shinpan always have some kind of a line to or not to give a point depending on the competitors’ level.

So it is important to have all the elements of yuko-datotsu, but we have to give points if those beginners execute “good” techniques; otherwise, they will think kendo is just too hard.

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