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By Alex Bennett
Kendo World’s Alex Bennett has lately comprehensive a translation of the bushido vintage Hagakure. In his editorial he discusses the relevance of Hagakure to kendo and the teachings which can nonetheless be realized from it.

Obituary: Miyako Tanaka Price
By Kurt Schmucker
Kurt Schmucker appears to be like again on the lifetime of naginata Hanshi Miyako Tanaka cost, who lately handed away.

Hanshi Says
Hanshi Says is a well-liked sequence within which Japan’s best Hanshi lecturers supply tricks of what they're trying to find in grading examinations according to knowledge amassed via a long time of educating. This factor positive factors Taba Norinobu-sensei from Ibaraki prefecture who handed the 8-dan exam in 1990, and was once provided the name of Hanshi in 1998.
“When i'm on an exam panel for 8-dan examinations, the most factor that i'm searching for is whether the candidate demonstrates an knowing of right kendo concept. Are they battling their opponent from an period that turns out as regards to them yet distant for the opponent? Are they seizing the suitable possibilities to strike? Are they attacking with ki-ken-tai-itchi? And, are they demonstrating steadfast zanshin on the finish of every assault? The act of employing strain is largely a conflict of 2 minds, and the major for achievement is how good each one candidate is ready take the initiative within the seme approach and assault and defence. powerful “ki-zeme” ‒ overcoming your opponent along with your spirit and presence ‒ is of the essence.”

Embrace the Failing
By Boris Jansen
Dutch nationwide workforce member displays on passing 6-dan, and the positives to be gleaned from failing.
“I am nonetheless on a excessive after passing my kendo 6-dan in August 2013. The education, failing, mirrored image, suffering and at last passing the examination, grew to become out to be a miles higher adventure than I firstly anticipated. The failing pressured me to take a step again and helped me to rework my kendo into what i think is extra mature and sundry, and on most sensible of it, simply extra enjoyable. listed here, i need to percentage my event concerning my 3 makes an attempt and spotlight a number of the specifications which i believe are key that allows you to pass.”

Grading effectively: half 2
By K8-dan Shigematsu Kimiaki-sensei
In “Grading effectively half 2”, Shigematsu Kimiaki-sensei, a kendo teacher with Chiba Prefectural Police strength, offers a close clarification of the way to strategy a grading. during this, the second one of 3 instalments, he discusses the significance of kihon, the right kind perspective to education, forms of keiko, ki, and kyojitsu. this can be a vital consultant in the event you are approximately to take a grading, quite for the better dan levels.

FIK Anti-Doping Compliance
By Dr. Darryl Tong
As an professional member of SportAccord (formerly referred to as GAISF) the overseas Kendo Federation (FIK) arrange an anti-doping committee to comply to global Anti-Doping organization (WADA) rules bearing on doping. As FIK associates, every one nationwide federation and members in FIK actions needs to abide by way of the FIK Anti-Doping ideas compiled in response to the realm Anti-Doping Code. FIK Anti-Dopin Committee Chairman Dr. Miyasaka Masayuki discusses its influence with Dr. Darryl Tong of the college of Otago, New Zealand.

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