This is a translation of an article by Nakamura Sensei, 7th Dan – on the topic of seme. It is based on a relaxed and efficient approach to kendo – that he refers to as “Healing Kendo” – developed to counter a diminished confidence in his physical strength associated with aging. The link to the original article in Japanese is: http://www.geocities.jp/gazo_asidachi/kumagro_niki/iyashino_kendo/iyashi_01.htm. Incidentally, he also has a YouTube channel “nakayuki1952” with many helpful instructional videos among others.
My translation is presented in seven parts with links to each part below and also viewable in a PDF version.
Here is a PDF version (4 pages) of the entire translated article put together by Ted Imoto Sensei which differs slightly from my translation.
I thank Nakamura Sensei for his kind permission to post this translation. Translated by KendoNotes.