Beginner’s Perspective (Part 2) – Of the Importance of Practice

This is part of an ongoing series to get insight on what our beginners think about training. The first part was actually this article, which was not labelled properly. Anyway this is the second contribution of Annabs to this effort, and I suppose it helps that she actively posts about her Kendo experiences. Thank you Read more about Beginner’s Perspective (Part 2) – Of the Importance of Practice[…]

March Madness for IGA-Ken!

March was certainly a busy month for IGA-Ken! The month literally started off with the club’s successful campaign in the 14th Hong Kong Asian Kendo Open. However, upon returning to the Philippines there was no rest for us as there were many commitments for IGA-Ken in March. Here’s a rundown on what happened. Barely a Read more about March Madness for IGA-Ken![…]

Schedule Note for March 9, 2013

By Kristopher Inting For those who are planning to join the March Beginners’ Class in Arena IGA-Ken, please be informed that there will be no practice in Arena on March 9, 2013. This is due to the Hong Kong trip of most of the senior members that weekend. In lieu of regular practice, a joint Read more about Schedule Note for March 9, 2013[…]

Arena Dojo March Recruitment

Arena IGA-Kendo Club will be accepting new beginners starting March 2, 2013. Interested applicants are strongly urged to pass by at least once before March 2,  in order to watch a session, and or participate in a free trial session. Please see the Introductory Course section for more details on how to join the club. Read more about Arena Dojo March Recruitment[…]

Kendo Reflections: A Rei to Our Little Senseis

The concept of the “beginners mind” is something very important for those involved in Zen cultivation practices like myself.  With my decision to take-up kendo as a sport [I am a beginner at the Dasmarinas IGA-Kendo dojo] it is now more urgent for me to live out this ideal. This is not my first attempt to Read more about Kendo Reflections: A Rei to Our Little Senseis[…]

From The Eyes of a Beginner

By Kristopher Inting   I have been practicing Kendo for more than ten years now. While I am no expert at this by any stretch of the imagination, it is easy to forget how new people see and experience practice for the first time. So I always like to pick the brains of beginners to Read more about From The Eyes of a Beginner[…]