28 September 2004

12 September 2004

congratulations to all new 5 kyu Nanseikan kendoka!

Well done and congratulations to all those Nanseikan members
who successfully attempted 6th and 5th kyu gradings over the last two
weeks! Daniel and Cy both received their 6th kyu, while Steph, Amelia,
Jordan, Rory and Thomas all passed 5th kyu.

I was very happy with those that I saw, especially how carefully
everyone concentrated on the basics of correct dressing, correct
rei and sonkyo, and correct posture at all times. Very well done!

Next week we are back at training as usual, and the week after I
should have the brand new zekken (name covers for tare) for all those
currently in armour.

b

10 September 2004

Congratulations to new 6-kyu kendoka!

I'd like to say well done to Daniel and Cy who received their 6 kyu last weekend at the VKR grading. Omedeto gozaimasu! Both of you have trained regularly and given a lot of effort to begin mastering the basics of kendo. Please keep it up -- ganbatte kudasai!

b