Exposures and Mindsets: Robbi Sanchez
Robbi Sanchez joined Manila Kendo Club in January 2012 and has been an avid supporter of the club over the years. Read more of what he loves about Kendo.
Robbi assisting during Yamanishi 2016' s match.
Why kendo? I remember Osuga sensei asking us this on our very first day of training.
My answer was: Bushido. Maybe it was all that exposure of knights and samurais from when I was a kid that inspired this and from what little I read and understood of Bushido, It was always almost similar to The Code of Chivalry. From Shintaro of old, to that Last Samurai movie (not Tom's), honor has always been portrayed.
When you do Kendo, your personality shows, both yours and your opponent's: Calmness, Confidence, Overthinking, Frustration, Arrogance and whatnot. Perhaps that is why as you attain higher ranks, you develop a better understanding of yourself, and thus a better you.
It is not a sport per se, but a martial art. And as with every martial art. It is a journey.
Kendo is a journey for life.
Manila Kendo Club demonstrates Kendo at a Chinese New Year Party
(L to R) Robbi (2nd from left), MKC 2015 visit to Davao Kendo Club, HK grading 2017