Sunday, April 08, 2007

Back to Kendo- North South Takai 2007

After almost a yearlong leave from Kendo, I returned a week from the North South Takai in San Jose.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Eiga Sensei

Seminar with Naoki Eiga Sensei at Sho Tokyo Dojo.

What an Experience!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Jin Kote Arrives

My Jin Kote Finally arrives after nearly 7 weeks of wait. Here are some pics. Full review to follow.

Saturday, November 19, 2005


I led the practice last night.
I was nervous and kept forgetting my words
but was exciting.

Want to do it again.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

10/11 Oct 05

training post Tournament.

I want to take it easy this week after practicing almost daily for the tournament. I was hoping that the tape, taken by Steven, would be available but only the second tape (w/out my match) was at the dojo.

Spars with Mr Young and Jessie as well as training with a new kid, Bryan.

Came early Tues to join group warm up finishing early by 8:30pm. Plan to contact OSULA Dojo to plan visit. Rika called from Eguchi to confirm my order of Jin Kote. I requested for my name embroidered in Katakana (in silver). She said that it will take
4 weeks to get. that in November!!! Can't wait.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

09 Oct Tournament Day

D Day. My First Shodan Match

Met at 7am at the Dojo. Rode with Jessie, Van, Steven. Line up and Roll call at 9am. Kata Demonstration was great.
Ikkyu Matches: Tammy and Steven. Adult Kyu matches: Van (2nd round), Jason. 1-2 Dan Matches: Me, Won, Mr. Young, Jessie, Ji Su.

everyone Came out ! Mom, Len and Kids, Jay/Nhi and Kids!

Lost in first round to Keith Kawagishi/Costa Mesa. I was very happy with the match. Though lost, I was comfortable and not nervous, got some good swings. Sabumnim was satisfied.

alot of work put in 2 months/34 lbs.
1000 suburis in 1000 days
I can only get better.

07/08 Oct 2005

07 Oct

Short practice. still resting out the wrist for this weekend. Found with JB. Van.

08 Oct

Saturday last practice before tournament. Won. Ryan. Michael came in at 10:30 am.
Jason came along to practice.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

05 Oct 05

A bit fatigued from daily practice. Will rest tomorrow to recover.

1-0 today. Fought against Mr. Won.