Art · drawing · illustration · Kendo

[Kendo Journal] Me, age 11, taking off 호면, 面, Men

[Kendo Journal] Me, age 11, taking off 호면, 面, Men.

I started practicing Kendo when I was 10 years old. It has been such a long time.
At that time, there was no cell phone or digital camera. Video camera wasn’t that common as well.
Because of those reasons, I don’t have many pictures of me wearing kendo uniform or bogu.
I only have few pictures that my mom took at home. Recently I get to see many pictures and videos of little kids practicing kendo online. I wished I could have that too but I changed my mind because knowing the analogue is pretty awesome, too.

I’ve left Korea for a while now, meaning I stopped practicing Kendo once again.
I’m still recovering from ligament injury that I got in Korea because of the hard practice, so I don’t think I will go back to Kendo anytime soon. It makes me sad but I should fully recover so I can practice again in the long run.
I’m going to swim instead, which is my second favorite sports until I go back to my first favorite! :)
I’ll also try to continue my Kendo journal as often as possible. So stay tuned! :-D

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Art · drawing · illustration · Kendo

[Kendo Journal] 제12회 전일본 8단 선수권 대회, 第12回全日本選抜剣道八段優勝大会, The 12th All Japan Kendo 8th Dan Championship

[Kendo Journal] 제12회 전일본 8단 선수권 대회, 第12回全日本選抜剣道八段優勝大会, The 12th All Japan Kendo 8th Dan Championship
[Final] Masahiro INADOMI (1st) vs Yoshimi HIGASHI (2nd)

The 12th All Japan Kendo 8th Dan Championship took place in Nagoya Japan on Apr 20.
I wasn’t in Japan but due to the All Japan Kendo Federation streaming the championship live I could watch it from the beginning to the end. As the title says, all the participants were 8th dan. It was quite different than other championships where most participants are much younger. It was very calm but tense. When they strike it was very powerful too. I was impressed by how they read each other before striking. I tired to draw while I was watching and it wasn’t easy, but it was fun.
I hope I can go see The 16th World Kendo Championship next year which will be at The Nippon Budokan in Tokyo!

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Art · drawing · illustration · Kendo

[Kendo Journal] 묵상, 黙想, Mokuso (Meditation)

[Kendo Journal] 묵상, 黙想, Mokuso (Meditation)

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Art · drawing · illustration · Kendo

[Kendo Journal] 나오는 손목 치기, 出ばな 小手, Debana Kote

[Kendo Journal] 나오는 손목 치기, 出ばな 小手, Debana Kote

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Art · drawing · illustration · Kendo

[Kendo Journal] 머리치기, 面打ち, Men-Uchi

[Kendo Journal] 머리치기, 面打ち, Men-Uchi

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kendojournal04042014

Art · drawing · illustration · Kendo

[Kendo Journal] 몸 받음, 体当たり, Tai-atari (Colliding)

[Kendo Journal] 몸 받음, 体当たり, Tai-atari (Colliding).

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Art · drawing · illustration · Kendo

[Kendo Journal] Wearing 호면, 面, Men.

[Kendo Journal] Wearing 호면, 面, Men.

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kendojournal03282014

Art · drawing · illustration · Kendo

[Kendo Journal] 소도본1본, 小太刀の形 一本目, Kodachi no Kata Ippon-me

[Kendo Journal] 소도본1본, 小太刀の形 一本目, Kodachi no Kata Ippon-me

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Art · drawing · illustration · Kendo

[Kendo Journal] 연격, 切返し, Kirikaeshi

[Kendo Journal] 연격, 切返し, Kirikaeshi

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Kendojournal03252014

Art · illustration · Kendo

[Kendo Journal] 손목, 小手, Kote

[Kendo Journal] 손목, 小手, Kote

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Art · drawing · illustration · Kendo

[Kendo Journal] 정면(큰)머리 치기, 正面打ち , Shomen Uchi

[Kendo Journal] 정면(큰)머리 치기, 正面打ち , Shomen Uchi

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Art · drawing · illustration · Kendo

[Kendo Journal] 대도본 1본, 太刀の形 一本目, Tachi no Kata Ippon-me

[Kendo Journal] 대도본 1본, 太刀の形 一本目, Tachi no Kata Ippon-me

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