November 14 training

Todays training was about all Bo-Shuriken waza, all stances and distances from 1 to 2 ken. Gyaku uchi is difficult from 2 ken. After that, I started to train Shomenuchi with the left hand from 1 ken. This was very interesting and forced me to really focus on the hand grip as left is my non-dominant hand. Then I followed up with Shomenuchi with two shuriken, one from the left hand and one from the right hand, thrown at the same time from Heiko-dachi and Fuko-dachi. I ended the training with throwing two shuriken at the same time from the right hand, trying to keep them within a 15cm grouping.

I also experimented with the new style bo-shuriken that arrived yesterday. The Shingetsu-ryu bo-shuriken are so strong that they almost penetrate two puzzle mats. I could not practice with the MSR Hanten-daho shuriken as I did not have enough room to move beyond 3 ken.

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  1. Chris Defeijter
    Chris Defeijter says:

    This session is much more than about cool training. I am left-eye dominant and right-hand dominant. Therefore, I have started to create neural network connections to improve either the left-hand technique, or become right-eye dominant. Training the left-hand is easier than training my right eye. In addition, I believe all techniques need to be equally developed left and right to provide balance, as referenced in the Shin 真 and Kage 影.

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