Spirit

Heijyoshin vs. Shikai

The four diseases Shikai – is there a cure? Again Geoff inspires me in his article: Shikai, (shi = four, kai = Bereich) the four sicknesses are Kyo-Ku-Gi-Waku, surprise, fear, doubt and hesitation. This drastic term is often heard in kendo. Here the effects of the stress at fighting become …

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Iaido ready

Equipment Before you start training, you should first check the condition of your equipment. Weapons It starts with the Bokken, the simple helper of Iaidokas. Are there initial cracks (risk of breakage) in the wood or wood splints (wear)? I haven’t seen a Bokken break in partner practice yet, but …

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