Tying tsuru to sakigawa

last practice i noticed the leather on the tip of my shinai was wearing out…most likely due to hitting the mengane.IMAG1013

so i had to learn how to replace the sakigawa and tsuru.

i studied this diagram:

from kenshi247.

and this video:

starts about 2:49.

Kendo watercolor

two weeks ago butokuden had their annual xmas party and tournament and i was fortunate enough to win one of the divisions that i was participating in (adult kyu).


part of the 1st prize package (the perpetual trophy, 1st place certificate and the 3G tozan bag from ebogu.com…our house tournaments are the best) included a watercolor print by Okazaki sensei. you can find his artwork @ galleryhiro.com.