Well done to Craig and Aidan who went to their first grading last weekend and came home with ikkyu certificates. Great work guys!
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Godo Keiko Kai
Ko En Kendo Kai are hosting a godo keiko kai! This keiko is a chance to meet and train with people from other dojos in a friendly setting. Key Details: In the spirit of sharing knowledge between different clubs, we are also looking for volunteers to lead a 45-minute segment of the session. In returnContinue reading “Godo Keiko Kai”
When we’re learning a new technique or a new approach to a waza we already know, I don’t like to just jump straight in and start practising it. I prefer a “problem-first” approach, where we start by taking some time to identify and understand the “problem” we’re trying to solve. For example if we’re learningContinue reading “Problem-First Training”
What actually is “skill”?
It has been almost a year since we’ve been able to train “normally”. Last summer we trained in the park, and we briefly managed to run some distanced indoor sessions in October last year, but regular sessions are starting to become a distant memory. In the meantime I’ve been using my time learning more aboutContinue reading “What actually is “skill”?”
It’s official – we’re back! You may have seen us training outdoor in the sun, wind, and rain over the last 6 months but Autumn is here and so it’s time to go indoors once more. This is one more step towards resuming normal training, and a very welcome one! We’re shaking up the wayContinue reading “Doors Opening”