Published on KENDOJIDAI 2018.8
Yamashita-sensei, who has been very successful in competition since his childhood, encountered his greatest challenge in the form of his hachidan examination. How do you break through this obstacle? He said he took a good look at his own kendo and focussed on his tame. I asked Yamashita sensei how to cultivate tame, starting from the basics.
Yamashita Katsuhisa, kyoshi hachidan.
Born in Miyazaki prefecture in 1967.
Miyazaki Kenritsu Takachiho High School.
Became a middle school teacher after university.
Runner-up in the All Japan Interprefecture Tournament, second place at the All Japan Teachers and Educational Staff Tournament. Currently working at the Ibaraki prefectural office.
- Failing my hachidan exam made me realize that I had improve my tame
- Kamae: Consciously face your opponent
- Learn how to strike with tame using 3 levels of movement