Thursday, December 24, 2009


At last I turned up at a dojo near where I live/work.

All very relaxed and nothing too hardcore in there. Leader is about 2/3 Dan local. They frequent taikai in HK, and know my sensei.

The most surprising thing is, they have all their commands in CHINESE. It puzzles me for a while, but after a while it makes sense.

Anyway, I need to find the opportunity to pull up my bogu here... That's the challenge if I have to go back to HK every weekend...

Monday, December 14, 2009


It has been 3 weeks since I last practice.

Yeah I am back in kendo again. Probably the 3rd time I showed up in the dojo since my recovery.

I got a clean x-ray for my ankle in Oct, and did a 10km run here in Guangzhou just to celebrate!

Kendo is really one of those things you can't just stop and give up.

We were all at Leo's wedding last night. That's a dojo mate's big day and everyone was crazy and drunk as usual. In between (so many) glasses of wine, I had a good conversation with the girls who are joining the HK Ladies keikokai in Jan. It is encouraging that they are pushing this idea forward, and asking me to join (despite my long absence and record of injuries).

Now it's up for me to manage the limited time I have in HK on the weekends. I know very well that I cannot train at the same level as I used to have, but at least it is something I want to keep doing.

(For the past few weeks I've considered giving kendo a very long break)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Just Sitting Here

Last round of X-ray in Aug shows that although the bones are sealing back up, the tissues inside haven't completely grown back smoothly.


So the only thing keeping me going is the bike ride to work and the gym after work. I guess when I first joined the gym, that 1-hr run on the treadmill just ruin my recovery (few weeks before x-ray).

Really I am not sure when I can get back to the dojo. Loads of people asked me and I have no answer for anyone. All I can do is to catch the 14th WKC on Youtube.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


As you may know, I had a stupid accident last Friday, leaving me with a torn ligament on my right ankle. Now I am not able to walk at home even...

So again, it's a time to give up vigorous exercise for a while. Not sure why the older I get, I had more accidents than when I was a naughty kid...!!

It takes time to heal...


Back from hospital after a week of swelling pain. X ray shows my ankle is FRACTURED...!!

Just a small crack, but enough to send me into sleepless pain.

So I am now at home with a big plaster cast. Well done!!