Term 4 starts this Saturday
This term we will be trialling a new warm-up and cool-down format that puts more emphasis on the cool-down. The warm-up will be much quicker and we will get into bogu and be doing kihon much faster. The warm-up and cool down format will use some basic Yoga poses as the starting point, concentrating on correct posture as well as the usual benefits of stretching and balance.
This term we will spend the first hour to hour and a half on shinai kendo, and the second part on Nihon Kendo Kata.
We will also have a look at how our usual training drills tie in with the latest knowledge on High Intensity Interval Training. While it is up on iview, this Catalyst program is well-worth watching. I'd be interested to know your thoughts and experiences in this area.
EDIT: Check out this guy as well.
On a date in October (possibly Sunday 22nd), the VKR will be reinstating the Victorian Junior Kendo Championships as a stand-alone event. However this doesn't affect us as we have no junior members at the moment.
However a competition we can enter is the Mumeishi 3s competition out in Berwick on Saturday 5th December (so we might have to make a day of it instead of training). This is their 25th anniversary celebration as well, so it would be great to have a strong NSK presence. Details to follow.
And the following Saturday after that, 12th December, we will have our annual Shochugeiko, which will also be, as usual, the last training for the year. This will go all day from 9am to 5pm. I wonder how hot it will be this year...