Suburi essentials

2020.7 KENDOJIDAI Iwatate Saburo, Hanshi 8th Dan Born in 1939 in Chiba Prefecture. After graduating from Chiba Prefecture Narita High School, he got a job at Chiba Prefecture Police. Upon retirement from the Tokuren, Iwatate sensei served as a Kanto District Police School Instructor and Chiba Prefectural Police kendo head teacher. Starting in 1978, Iwatate began teaching at the Shofukan Dojo and a number of swordsmen from Japan as well as overseas have gathered to ask for the guidance of Iwatate Saburo. Currently, he is the director of Shofukan, Shobi Gakuen University kendo head teacher, the All-Japan Kendo Federation councilor, All Japan Kendo Federation vice-president and the All Japan Senior-Kenyukai chairman. Building a foundation with one-man practice Solo Keiko is one of the most important types of Keiko to develop Kendo skills. Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, tournaments and seminars have been cancelled and examinations have been postponed. At Shofukan too, Keiko has been cancelled until further notice. I believe, this is a good opportunity to review your Kendo. It is difficult to improve your ability by doing exclusively solo Keiko, but it can help you prepare for the coming regular Keiko. The quality of your training should … Continue reading Suburi essentials