My Four Quadrants of Full Devotion

by Hans Quiazon I know that there are a good amount of people who find devoting themselves to Kendo challenging. Even I experience that difficulty once in a while. I could quit and never come back like in Karate, but I don’t! How do I deal with it? Let me …

Breathing and the Brace

by Chenney Navarro Breathing is the underlying rhythm that dictates your flow in combat. Generally, breathing in is considered as a moment of weakness when you are just gathering your strength, while holding your breath in up to the moment when you exhale into your strike are your moments of …

A Frail Girl’s Journey Into Learning Kendo

by Samantha Cruz In the Philippines, there’s this “inside joke” about how Pinoy moms would blame everything on using a computer: “kaka-kompyuter mo ‘yan!”, which indirectly translates to “it’s because you’re using the computer too much!” – that’s why you’re feeling bad right now, be it a fever, headache, toothache, …

Begin with Mobility

by Chenney Navarro This article is reposted from Chenney’s December 2016 blog post. This article aims to bring to light the humble role of mobility in the development of basic and correct form in Kendo. It attempts to educate people on its importance, benefits, and how you can develop it gradually …

The Kendo in Me

by Patricia Talavera “Bakit ka nagkendo? Sa dinamidami ng martial arts, bakit yan pa?” (“Why kendo? Of all the martial arts, why that one?”) I’d say instinct or impulse. I wanted to find a physical activity that will balance my work- home pattern. I had a list, but in the …