Sunday, September 14, 2008

good day

Yes, I'm finally having a good day!

My wrist is on my side for the whole session, lifting the shinai up and down rather solid.

I notice that actually using MORE of the joint can help cutting, instead of relying on the right hand to do the job.

So it's good to know I'm progressing somehow and am still on track.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Lately we're doing a lot of hypoactive keiko. Very very controlled training with predictable mechanism:-

Pressure at centre > opponent gets off centre > hit men


Pressure at centre > opponent pushes back > hit kote


Pressure at centre > opponent pushes back > hit kote-men


Pressure as you wish, and react as you like (base on the above)

It's a relatively pattern-ed practice, but happens to be difficult, especially facing someone of a similar or higher level. I guess when both sides know the importance of gaining the centre, nothing is easy. Gives me all the sweat just by staying in kamae.

Good thing is, people are coming back to the dojo more often.

Monday, September 08, 2008


This is a totally relaxing Sat with the adults here focusing more on taking the centre by feeling the kensen. Difficult to do and takes time to make it work.

My wrist is letting me down though, after spending 2 hours in the morning riding the bike. The way I pull in the clutch makes my wrist so inflexible afterward. Strange that it triggers the pain after 2 months' break...