Shinmei Sugawara, 3-dan, said Kendo looked challenging and she likes challenges. Thus she took up the sport in 2008 in Kawaguchi City Junior High and continued training in IGA Kendo Club in 2013 when they moved to the Philippines.
This always-smiling Kendoka is a licensed Medical Technologist but continued to challenge herself by pursuing further studies. She’s an incoming 4th year Medicine student at the Our Lady of Fatima University.
When we say always smiling, we mean it literally. It’s actually fascinating to see her move in the dojo, especially if you are her aite (training partner) . With or without bogu, in the middle of uchikomi, or trying out moves during jigeiko, you can always see her bright smiles. In front of food, those smiles get wider, with higher wattage. With that, let’s carry on reading Shinmei’s memories.
Have you been with Shinmei in any of these? How about sharing with us your memories too? Message us! We’d love to hear your stories.
Next week, it’s the 8th year club anniversary of the lady behind most of IGA-Ken’s promotional campaigns. Stay tuned and keep safe!