Friday, September 30, 2005

Practice 28/29 Sept

28: total are all practice matches preparing for the tournament. My match was with Jisu. I felt fine going into the match
with a quick Men score and a push out of boundaries. He countered with 2 successive Do strikes and took the win.

Lesson: bring arm down and protect Do as fast as possible.

29: Started with Mike then JB then Mr. young.

Felt really comfortable with the swings today. Arms still wrapped from the mishits of sparrs 2 days ago. Prepare for practice with Sensei from Cypress on Mon.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Practice 27 Sept 05

3 rounds of practice with IlKyu students. A missed hack on forearm left a mean bruise. Must come daily for the next week to prepare for the tournament. Dojo Matches will start tomorrow.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Pratice 22Sept05

Almost a week w/out practice but was back today. Started around 7:30p missing pratice going straight to spar w/ Van, Won, unknown 1Dan guy. Then did a second set w/ Ji Su and Jason. Felt comfortable with my Kote hits though immediately out of breathe. Won paid for the SCKO registration so I paid him back for $15.

We all had to stay to assemble new Bogu racks since the Dojo is growing leaps and bounds! out at 10pm.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Practice 16 Sept 05

In at 7:45pm. Sparred with a new 3dan visitor. then on to VAN. He has improved much on his blocking. Then fought with Jason. It seems that I lasted a bit longer tonight which is great.

Sabumnim reminded me to make sure to extend amd finish my strokes and step out up to 3 steps to ensure that I get the point.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Practice 12 Sept 05

Last day of vacation so I wanted to make sure that I get a practice in. I was a bit late during group practice. Had a round w/ Mika, Mr. Young and Jason--He is a new kendoka but is quick and has some raw talent.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Practice 09 Sept 05

Day off from work. Joined 5:30pm intermediate class. Practice is much easier w/ mostly 6 reps. Feeling still winded really early. Must slow down on yunggyungs. breathe better and more evenly. Keep arm leveled when doing men. correct follow-through on all swings- keep arms raised. step out more.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Practice 08 Sept 05

Back to practice after a day off. In by 6:30 pm. Visiting 3dan Lee from WLA leading so for sure this will be a rough practice. Kuwahara from Sho Tokyo is visiting as well.

Brutal 1hr workout starting with long streches then successive yunggyoungs and Mori's. Sparred with Mr. Won then Jason.
Feet all blistered but felt ok in general.

1000 suburis 1000 days.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Group practice at 7pm w/ Sabonim leading> I was paired with a newcomer. Then spars with Scott, Mr. Young, Jessie. Finished
at 8:30pm. Heard that Ryan may be leaving Dojo. He is one of the last remaining attendees from last year (except for Mr. Young). Everyone else is new.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Practice photos/

Master Young Kim

7th Dan
founder of YunKumJae Dojo

A constant inspiration.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Fri 03 Sept

Missed Practice for 2 days and feeling sluggish. Got to the Dojo at 7:30 not knowing that practice is set to finish at 8pm because everyone is going out for dinner tonight.

Got suited and ready by 7:45pm and fought briefly with Michael and Ji Su. Afterwards Won drove with me to the restaurant and I sat down w/ Jessie, Ji su and Scott.

Had a great time during the dinner which made everyone feel more comfortable with each other.

Looking forward to going to Mammoth. I brought the swords to practice my daily suburis

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Kids Kendo Club-Japan