This article is on an issue that I pay close attention to for myself (as described later) and for others at the
dojo where I practice at: a “tight” right arm. I see it often among the Continue reading
Drawing and edamame dumbbells by Ophie and Tomoe, Jan 2020.
A lecture video by Takumi Chikamoto (Kyoshi 7th dan)
[Chikamoto Lecture], forwarded to me by a sensei, prompted this article. I found the video very informative and helpful Continue reading
A common pitfall in kendo is the under-use of the left hand and over-use of the right hand
[KendoInfo LeftHand] [KendoInfo RightHand]. You may have heard many sensei‘s Continue reading
This is a brief summary of teachings and recommendations on the relative grip strengths for the hands and digits.
This is a detailed survey of teachings on the relative grip strengths of the hands and digits. A measurement analysis of grip pressure over time during a strike by a
kenshi is Continue reading
Zau sensei doing suburi on the Potato Chip Rock at Mt. Woodson in San Diego. Probably a first ever on that ledge.
I list a few exercises below to help improve
shinai control – focusing on the left hand and digits. A firm understanding of the ideal grips described in Part 2 (in brief) and Continue reading