Term 2 classes start this Saturday
- correct procedure for competitors: reiho (etiquette) and basic rules
- yuko datotsu or what makes up a correct scoring point
- competition strategy against different opponents
- introduction to being shinpan (referee)
Matsuoka san is a high school teacher and a member of the Minami Yamamoto Shonen Kendo Kai (Yamamoto South Kids Kendo Club — this is the name Matsuoka san is pointing to on the white taré). They donated most of the kids' armour that we use. It was great to complete the circle with his visit and finally say "arigato gozaimashita" to one of the group's members in person.