Tips to improve your kendo skills
Kendo is one of the most popular martial arts in the world. Also known as the ‘sword way’, Kendo is a modern form of martial arts that originated in Japan where two people will face each other using two bamboo swords.
It was inspired by Kenjutus and Shinai. Participants can also wear a protective armour called a Bogu. What makes kendo popular is that it’s an activity that marries concepts of martial arts along with movements that are beneficial to the body.
Kendo began in Japan when swordsmen established kenjutsu schools. For years, this form of swords activity has been used as the basis of modern kendo. However, there were a few modifications as the years passed.
Kendo may seem like an easy activity but it requires a lot of patience, determination, and practise before you master the craft. So, if you’re curious to know more about kendo and how you can master it, here are a few tips we can give you.
Practise your moves
Just like with any craft, you need to practise your skills in kendo to be able to master it. After taking your kendo class, make time for it when you go home and go back to the moves you learned.
Even if it’s just for 30 minutes, practising a ritual is a good way to exercise your kendo nerves. You may not notice the changes right away, but over time you will see how swift your movements have become over time.
Focus on your movements
Mastering kendo means you need to focus on all the movements being taught to you.
While practising your moves, give all your attention to your movements and the movements of your opponents. Always anticipate your rival’s movements and so you won’t be caught off guard.
Learning kendo means you have to be disciplined with your movements, routine, and how you accept the techniques being taught to you. Practise discipline early on so you can easily adjust and apply it to your kendo.
Don’t restrict your practice inside the dojo
One of the most common mistakes of kendo learners is that they leave their learning behind once they leave the dojo. Always remember that kendo is an art you need to learn by practising it on a regular basis.
Make time for your kendo outside the classroom and you’ll be surprised at how fast you will pick up your techniques.
Enrol in our kendo classes now
If you’re interested in learning kendo, we offer a wide range of classes that you can enrol in. Just submit to us an application form that we’ve provided on our website. Once you filled out the information needed, submit it to the email address below and wait for a confirmation. After receiving the verification email, check the requirements you need to fulfil for your kendo classes.