Registration Has started for Youth Classes!!, 19 Sep 2020 – Mike Chinadi. Kancho Seito Bugei Juku

Oneigaishimasu Parents! I have sent emails out to get your children registered. I have received two responses. Due to COVID there are limited spaces, at this time there are 4 spaces left. The other two taken spaces have not actually registered but have spoken for two of the spots. At this time more then one … Continue reading Registration Has started for Youth Classes!!, 19 Sep 2020 – Mike Chinadi. Kancho Seito Bugei Juku

Readying for the Fall, 30 Aug 2020 – Mike Chinadi, Kancho Seito Bugei Juku

29 Aug 2020 Dojo Final Setup - Laying the Mats down - Andy Dobie, Paul Fox, and Mike Chinadi This Fall the on the 1 Oct 2020 the Juku will reopen. The Juku Instructors and Students will be doing best practices to keep everyone as safe as possible!! The three Martial Arts Schools will be … Continue reading Readying for the Fall, 30 Aug 2020 – Mike Chinadi, Kancho Seito Bugei Juku

Fall Classes – 21 Aug 2020 – Mike Chinadi Kancho Seito Bugei Juku

This Fall will be interesting! Thru the Summer, I navigated like others the Zoom Keiko. It was a success with some difficulties. There were many positives including the lecture style instructing. Zoom allowed sharing video, white boards and pictures/diagrams. The negative were Renshu and fitness is at the discretion of the student. The Fall is … Continue reading Fall Classes – 21 Aug 2020 – Mike Chinadi Kancho Seito Bugei Juku

Don’t Bore Me – Kim Taylor, Renshi, CI Sei Do Kai Guelph ON, Nanadan Iaido Renshi and Roukudan Jodo Renshi

For the last several classes of Seitei Gata I have been telling the students not to bore me. I mean it. I've seen those kata thousands of times and I'm really not interested in watching you robot your way through the check points. Ohmi sensei has been saying this for years, and lately he put … Continue reading Don’t Bore Me – Kim Taylor, Renshi, CI Sei Do Kai Guelph ON, Nanadan Iaido Renshi and Roukudan Jodo Renshi

Seitei Iai – Uke Nagashi – Kim Taylor, Renshi, CI Sei Do Kai Guelph ON, Nanadan Iaido Renshi and Roukudan Jodo Renshi

Ah Seitei Iai, we were working on Uke Nagashi and I was reminded once more of the reasons I like Seitei Iai (lots of detail) and the reasons it drives me insane (lots of opinions on those details). With a standardized kata, you can work more and more on the fine structure while being kept … Continue reading Seitei Iai – Uke Nagashi – Kim Taylor, Renshi, CI Sei Do Kai Guelph ON, Nanadan Iaido Renshi and Roukudan Jodo Renshi

Chiru no Chan Chan – γƒγƒ«γƒŽγƒγƒ£γƒ³γƒγƒ£γƒ³ – Fast “springy” movement. – Mike Chinadi – Yodan Essay

Chiru no Chan Chan - γƒγƒ«γƒŽγƒγƒ£γƒ³γƒγƒ£γƒ³ - Fast "springy" movement.  The body’s muscles are as strong as steel, yet flexible in this condition.  The feeling is cat-like. The best example of this is seen in Kururunfa (δΉ…η•™ι “η ΄) when dropping into Koshi Dachi (腰立け) and then immediately spring up into Zenkutsu Dachi (ε‰ε±ˆη«‹γ‘).  Development of fast … Continue reading Chiru no Chan Chan – γƒγƒ«γƒŽγƒγƒ£γƒ³γƒγƒ£γƒ³ – Fast “springy” movement. – Mike Chinadi – Yodan Essay