On the attitude during keiko

From a kendo documentary…

Before going into training with your aite you bow, and you look into your aite’s eyes and say, “onegai shimasu,” which literally means, “[I] ask for your favor.” You say this with the deference and with the utmost sincerity. There is a saying, ‘have a time of self-reflection after striking, and be grateful after you get hit.’ It’s more important to identify one’s own weakness and cultivate a stronger mind that can overcome than the result of a match.

Published by

Michael Han

Keiko, keiko, and more keiko.

Leave a Reply