Keep Your Back Straight!
Your teacher yells at you during training. You have your back straight but apparently your posture is not good. What are you doing wrong? What is a good posture?
Good posture in kendo is that "we look straight and beautiful". But not only that. It's a position that
we can execute strikes anytime we need to without losing balance.
So here is what we need.
With the right posture,
This may be a bit too exaggerated but you can see my point.
When you don't look confident, people trust you less. But when you look confident, people tend to be attracted to you.
Your core must be strong. What I mean by the core is that you would need a strong column if you were a building.
The core shouldn't be shaky. It should be very stable. It shouldn't be bent. It should be straight.
A straight, strong and stable core is what you need. And at the end, you look beautiful.
To have a strong core, you need to train your abdominal muscles. But it take a while and please do it alone with your kendo training.
You can do many exercises to strengthen your core muscles. But we can also train our abs during kendo training.
Here is what you can do.
You'll feel it in your abs. You feel burning in your abs. It's getting tight and hot. And you will have muscle pains in your abs. And you keep trying hard then your back muscles will feel some pain. This means you are really tightening your core muscles.
Once your core becomes strong, it will be a lot easier to keep your posture nicely and straight.
Let's look beautiful and become healthy!