Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Kendo: UCL Kendo Club


Did Kiri-Kaeshi, the staple of Kendo practice. Involves hitting another person, which was a first for me. Only did basic solo practice swings before this. Felt weird at first, but I got into the swing of things (groan) towards the end.
Kiri-kaeshi: Basic strike to the head, followed by alternate left/right strikes to the head while moving (4 strikes forward, 5 strikes back).



"Relax your shoulders!"
"Shout louder!"
"Control with your left arm!"
"Footwork! Footwork! Footwork!"
All this and more on Day 1, and I think this was one of the lighter days. Looks like some tough classes coming up, but that can only be a good thing :)

10 comments:

Wati said...

So u've started ur classes? Ambik gambar ngan that helmet and armour tu nanti kay heheh...
Good luck dude!!

Imran said...

Hi Wati! Yeah classes started. Still without armour, but we'll be training with armour, bit by bit soon, up to the point where we wear the helmet :)

So much to improve on at the moment, so concentrating on the basics for now.

Farouk said...

iPhone is out get me one...

Ahmad Imran said...

iPhone announced only, not out yet. June in US, end of the year Europe, 2008 Asia. Means end of the year for us, we can use the European ones. I want one too.

dramareina said...

yeah. i wanna see some pics of you in your kendo outfit ;)

Imran said...

Hehehe. Soon dramareina, we're going to start training in them soon. Can't wait!

dramareina said...

okay then. i wanna snap some pics of you in your kendo outfit ;)

Anonymous said...

The video looks damn vicious lah!

Chichi

Imran said...

dramareina

:)

Chichi

It's not that violent. In any case, that's what the armour's for. I love it!

Anonymous said...

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