Lived in Japan, now back in Australia. Currently training for my firefighting exams in December!! Off to the WKC in 2015! Aussie Aussie Aussie!! Most exciting things in my life; kendo and firefighting. <3 Thank you for visiting!
Thursday night was an awesome training. We had heaps of people turn up after the tournament on Sunday got everyone excited about training again.
Sensei compared my Thursday night fight with him afterwards to a bottle of Coke!
He said that during seme it’s like I’m a fizzing bottle of Coke with the pressure increasing. Once I attack though, the ‘lid’ pops off and i fizzle out quite quickly.
He said I need to work on that fizzing coming to a bigger explosion that continues (so more zanshin).
I was amused, and he was laughing haha
But seriously, nice one!
We have the Cairns Cup this Sunday, which I’m really pumped for! Also the Aus team coach reckons there is a chance he might fly up for it.
Probably not though because I haven’t heard anything yet.
Training last Thursday was awesome! We have been doing shiai practice in preparation for the cup, and at the end I was asked to demonstrate shiai with two other senior members.
I end up winning, and I think we put on a good show for the juniors.
Now I have a chest infection and a cold which happens EVERY time i do too much too soon.
Last week I smashed myself at the gym, was sore for 3 days later, but still did my cardio and kendo sessions all days - and now I’m sick. The pressure is there though.
Need to visit a physiotherapist I think.
That’s it for now!!
You perform a cut, and you follow through with zanshin. However, you turn around with one hand on the shinai raised above your head in case your opponent is coming at you.
Good or bad? I have been mulling this one over for a few days. It would be interesting to hear from a shinpan’s perspective.
I assume that if the cut is worthy of ippon, then the flags should be raised by the time your zanshin is finished, but still. I’m a bit hmmm on this one.