The Kendo Mind: A Guide to Grading Successfully
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Those who study kendo regard promotion examinations and matches as vehicles for cultivating self-discipline. Preparing to take a grading is especially motivating in comparison to regular training. It is, alternatively, also a tremendous disappointment when you fail. There are those who have the ability to pass each examination without ever failing, and others who reach an impasse. So, what’s the difference between these two groups? If you’ll be able to figure this out, even just a bit, you are one step closer to finding success. There are lots of things needed for success in an examination, not least of which is impressing the judges with resonating strikes. There is not any way to reach your goal without knowing how to accomplish this. The content of this book is based on lessons I learned from my sensei, my personal experiences in the dojo, and what I read in books and instruction manuals along the way. I hope that you are going to find the information in this small volume useful reference material as you tread down the path of kendo.