Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Maestro Kendo demuestra como la fuerza no lo es todo

Roughly translated: “Kendo master demonstrates how strength isn’t everything.”
Notice how the lower ranking kendoka/iaidoka rely heavily on upper body movement (which results in imbalance and wasted energy) and pure force as opposed to the top ranking kendoka/iaidoka near the end, who exercises “ki ken tai ichi” or “mind, body, sword, as one.” When all three elements are harmonized, working as one unified force, everything flows freely and the cut is true.
Notice how their left legs bend. The swing needs to continue the momentum without resistance after going through the target. That last guy? He understood that.

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