Kendo Injuries and Recovery

Kendo Injuries and Recovery

I’ve had my fair share of kendo injuries. Sometimes they’ve been broken bones (one wrist from falling during drills, two toes from playing stupidly), but mostly they’ve been soft-tissue injuries. Think muscle sprains, strains, and tendonitis. Like...
Last Chance to Join for the Summer

Last Chance to Join for the Summer

Just wanted to remind folks that we are approaching the end of May, which means your chance to start your kendo training this summer is slipping away! Registration for the summer session of kendo closes on May 31. If you’re interested in joining after that,...
Memories of Gill Sensei

Memories of Gill Sensei

This is harder to write than I thought it would be. It occurs to me that some point while I’m writing this, Gill Sensei is heading home. When I went to visit him for the last time on Tuesday, he said he was going to hang out with Ip Man and the other masters...
Kendo Equipment for Beginners

Kendo Equipment for Beginners

Starting your kendo journey is easy: just get to the dojo regularly. Just as easy is the equipment you’ll need, because you really don’t need much. Here’s the equipment we suggest for new students. Bokuto Set (wooden swords) – long and short...

CanFitPro Certification

In May 2021 I decided it might be beneficial to have more knowledge about physical training so I enrolled in a course to become a Personal Training Specialist (PTS) through the canfitpro organization. I passed the theory portion in May. In hindsight, I should have...