Aya please go back to the dojo no matter how many months passed since you last attended. Im a beginner kendoka too. I began training in kendo last January 2014 at IGA kendo club. As a beginner I feel Im the worst, Im the class goat, Im the kulelat. I made several mistakes and earned a "palo" from my sensei. I took it as a challenge and motivation for me to do the kendo form correctly. I made a lot of mistakes and learned from it. Most importantly DO NOT EVER GIVE UP even you feel worse at kendo!
Aaahhh, yo anon, thank you so much for the message! I was surprised to see this pop up in my inbox, as I haven’t updated this blog in a while* (*a while =
two years a year).
I’ll definitely be back! This sounds so vague, I know, but I’m certain that I wouldn’t be giving up kendo so easily. Hope you kick some ass @ IgaKen and have a lot of fun during your training!
Monday, September 3, 2012
Hey, I think you mentioned that you live in Manila before. With the flooding and all, I hope you and your family are all right. Best wishes to you all.
My family and I are fine, and no shinais have been soaked in the flood I can assure you, anon. :’) I don’t want to complain much of how the flood affected my family and my surroundings, as I know there are far too many people who have had it worse than me. If anyone wants to help out the flood-affected families, you can donate to the Philippine Red Cross.
Congratulations! You just endured 12 months of hard training! Happy anniversary! :)
Thank you so much! :) Let’s hope I can endure years of sore muscles and missed kote bruises!
Less of this,
And more of this,
Am I right? :)