Sött mail från Masahiro Imafuji-san, 5th dan:
How are you doing?
I just wanted to explain something in terms of learning kendo through our videos.
As we all know, just watching these videos will not improve our kendo skills.
We must train all the time. The movements in the videos are practiced in almost every single training if you are at a dojo.
* you have to have shizentai,
* You have to bow,
* you have to wear your shinai,
* you have to draw your shinai,
* you have to sit in seiza and so on.
If you skip these and go straight into just striking, you are not practicing kendo.Especially if you do not train on a daily basis, please practice every single movement before you practice striking.
Remember. Kendo, without all sorts of etiquette, is a brutal stick fight.
Start with bow, end with bow. Please remember to do so before and after you practice kendo.
The Cyber Dojo -Dojo to Go-