Showing posts from June, 2017

Kangeiko 2017

And so another term comes to an end. This time with somewhat of a bang thanks to Cho and Wright senseis' energetic training at Tora Dojo. This was the first time Nanseikan has done degeiko , other than the Kenshikan and it was a great success. I was very proud of the standard of Kendo shown by our members, partrticularly as there were so many sensei present. Fudoshin and MUKEN were represented by Maksay sensei, Sugimoto sensei and Chin sensei. The drills that Cho sensei had the juniors doing looked fun, but I couldn't watch because I was too busy keeping up with Wright sensei's relentless waza practice! The Tora Dojo tradition of the second dojo was great too. Pity the pub had already been taken over by hundreds of Rugby fans to watch the match between England and NZ! We'll definitely come again, but I think next time it should be us hosting Tora Dojo to our Shochugeiko on 16 December. Below are a selection, in no particular order, of some grea

Next week training at Tora Dojo - Kangeiko

Wesley College, 577 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne Next 24th June will be our last training for term two. We will recommence training on the 22nd July. In place of our usual all-day kangeiko , for our final training of term 2 we will be doing something new: 出稽古 degeiko . We will train at Nanseikan in the morning as usual. Then we will be travelling to Tora Dojo to join in their training from 2pm to 4pm . They train at Wesley College, in the gymnasium (see pin in the map above). Cho sensei tells me that you can park inside the college for free with no problems. Enter from Punt Rd. People who use club armour will need to take it with them and return it next term. In terms of lunch, I suggest that we should keep it light, given that we will be training again soon after. People can either make their own arrangements and we'll see you at the gymnasium at 1.45pm. Or if you want to be social you can meet us at the College Lawn Hotel in Greville street, (just because pu

No Wednesday night training 21 June

...but there will be training the following Wednesday 28 June. On that night we will be focusing on kendo kata, so bring your bokuto. Wednesday 28th is the one after our final Saturday training for the term.

Hayashi Kunio sensei

Hayashi Kunio (Aichi Pref., Kendo Hanshi 8 dan) is a sensei whom I have never met but from whatI've seen he has wonderful Kendo (as you would expect) and there are a lot of videos of him. Including this one, which is an excerpt from one of Kendo Jidai magazine's free DVDs. I linked this video video on the NSK Facebook page previously, of Hayashi sensei vs a Kyoshi 8 dan sensei. When you go on Youtube you'll see lots of related videos of him, you just have to recognise the kanji for his name: 林   邦夫  範士  八段 Hayashi      Kunio       Hanshi           8 dan This video above has an interesting drill that combines kirikaeshi format with suriage waza practice. We tried it last Wednesday at training and it was interesting but tricky. I think we'll try it again but a bit slower. Have a look at the video and see what you can glean from it.