Ways to Calm the Mind and Body for Shinsa and Shiai (Part 1)

Many members of the dojo where I practice are preparing for shinsa.  A common challenge for them, myself and perhaps many on the day of a shinsa or shiai is the Continue reading

Shinsa Preparation – a List of Things to Work on and Keep in Mind

Here is a list of things to consider in preparing for the keiko portion (実技 jitsugi) of a shinsa (promotion examination).   It includes steps that I have followed for past shinsa Continue reading