Young Kenshi’s thoughts on high quality Kirikaeshi, part 1

2022.2 KENDOJIDAI Translation: Pepijn Boomgaard When repeatedly doing Kihon practice, it is essential to improve the quality of your Keiko. Keiko should not only be done as a force of habit. However, when practicing every day, it is easy to “just practice”. We asked young Kenshi from all over the country to give some tips on how to improve the quality of practice, focussing on Kirikaeshi. Adjust intensity to the level of proficiency. Ushirogi Akihito (Hokkaido)Born in 1984 in Shintotsukawa, Hokkaido prefecture. Went to Tokai University Sapporo Senior High School and International Budo University. After graduation, he went on to join the Hokkaido Prefectural Police. His achievements include participating in the All Japan Championship, All Japan Tozai-Taiko Championship, and the National Sports Festival, and getting third place in the All Japan Police Tournament team competition. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the Hokkaido Police Academy. Kendo Renshi 6th Dan. I have been doing Kendo for 30 years. Currently, I am involved in teaching Kendo to children and leading kendo classes at the police academy. At the beginning and end of each practice session, we, myself included, always do Kirikaeshi. The reason why I place importance on Kirikaeshi is that it … Continue reading Young Kenshi’s thoughts on high quality Kirikaeshi, part 1