Τρίτη, 29 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

Sasaki Hirotsugu wise words

Traditional Kendo is not a sport, but rather a mental discipline conditioning one's self to face a life or death confrontation. Kendo is a martial art; in order to defeat an apponent (who is also a disciplined swordsman) one must concentrate and focus their mind to defend an attack with innate skills that have been developed through daily practice.

Musashi-kai kendo was started in 1600 by Miyamoto Musashi, however, is still taught and practiced today. Kendo is not merely the knowledge of swordsmanship but it is how we should develop ourselves to be more human in our hearts, spirits and mental attitude in our every-day living.

A lapse in concentration, fear, or a moment of doubt can bring a swift defeat. A true swordsman is one who does not think of survival but rather has prepared themselves for death. If the swordsman's thoughts were of self-preservation, then they will be distracted. Therefore, kendo or the art of swordsmanship, is not a physical activity, but rather it is a mental discipline.

Sasaki Hirotsugu

Κυριακή, 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

4 Days keiko with sensei Ishikubo



One week before Renma dojo open keiko, we had the honor to host for 4 days (18-21/09/09) sensei Ishikubo Shinichi 5th dan kendo. Sensei Ishikubo came from Romania where he lives the last 6 years. He is the coach of the Romania national kendo team. We learnt many interesting things about kendo and we lost many kilos from training :) ... that was our purpose when we invited him in Greece... We hope to see sensei Ishikubo again among us and we wish him to take the 6th Dan in Japan...
Domo Arigato sensei...

Σάββατο, 26 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

Open season keiko...a big success

The time finally came and passed with a big success for Renma open season keiko...18 kendoka's gathered and practiced all together... a short time with kihon waza and later (1 hour around) jigeiko...i want to thank all my friends that came yesterday and practiced with me...also i want to thank the Furyu Dojo rom Athens and the Atrapos dojo from Thessaloniki...i am waiting to see them again...Domo arigato my friends

Παρασκευή, 25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

Renma Dojo


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Renma Dojo Open Season Keiko 2009




The time has come...today at 20.30 in Renma Dojo (O.A.K.A. Stadium) we have our open Season Keiko for all the Renma members and ofcourse for all kendoka friends....so dont waste your time...follow us.....