Methods to improve your kendo mindset

Yano Hiromitsu: Methods to improve your kendo mindset vol.2 Confidence boosts achievements


What I was aiming for in this writing was not just to show the knowledge and topic of difficult psychological research, but also to point out what different generations of swordsmen and athletes have been feeling, thinking and doing in their daily lives while being as specific and as easy-to-understand as possible based on psychological theory and methodology. Each article is based on developing a story that links a psychological theme with kendo and everyday situations. Even if you end up keeping in mind only one of these phrases, it will be a great pleasure for me as an author if that becomes the foundation of your kendo tomorrow.

Yano Hiromitsu, Ph.D.
Born in Yuzawa City, Akita Prefecture in 1968.
Graduated from Tokai University’s Faculty of Physical Education in kendo followed by the Tokai University Graduate School of Physical Education (Sports Psychology). Graduated from Nagoya University Graduate School of Education and Development Science (Psychology). Ph.D.(Psychology).
Currently a professor at the Kochi University Department of Education. As a sports psychology specialist, he worked on support for various competitions and at the same time directed the Kendo Club at Kochi university. He is also active internationally, including the position of Swedish National Kendo Team Director (2006). He has consistently developed research activities focusing on the connection between mind and body. Participated in the All Japan East-West Kendo Tournament receiving the Excellent Match Award. Kendo 7th Dan Kyoshi.

Confidence boosts achievements

Do you remember that day when you were riding a bicycle for the first time? When I was a child, being able to ride a bicycle was a step into a completely different and new world.
I wanted to be able to ride a bicycle as soon as possible and I remember continuing to practice desperately until dark. After struggling and falling many times, there was a moment of surprise and revelation, and the beginnings of being able to ride a bicycle took shape. While sensing these beginnings, I repeated the challenge several times and the bicycle moved forward as if the struggles were just a dream. This is the moment of achievement and the experience of success.

The process of learning kendo is very similar to this bicycle experience.

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