Bottled Rice – a Home-Made Bokuto to Help Develop Tenouchi

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A compact home-made bokuto.

A beginner asked for suggestions on exercises he could do between practices some time ago.  Given the current COVID-19 situation and the shelter-at-home order in many places worldwide, I thought an article on this could be useful. Continue reading

Teaching Kids – Boundaries, Models and the Child Whisperer

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Drawing by Ophie, Jan 2020.

At a local community center, I came across a sports teacher who seems to have a way with little kids (pre-kindergarten usually).  I call him the “Child Whisperer.”*  Whenever Continue reading