Sensei’s Blog

COVID 19 Protocols!! Reasons to Come! Mike Chinadi, Kancho Seito Bugei Juku – 27 Nov 2020

With the current situation with Covid, the School has a safety plan and follows physical distancing of three meters (or three puzzle mats). Only immediate family can train on the same Mat area.  Everyone has to wear masks. The Juku also does contact tracing as well. There are Five Mat spaces students can train. The … Continue reading COVID 19 Protocols!! Reasons to Come! Mike Chinadi, Kancho Seito Bugei Juku – 27 Nov 2020

Reposted from Facebook – 12 Nov 2020 – Kim Taylor Kancho Sei Do kai

How do I become a better teacher I hear. This is an interesting question, because I don't know, beyond saying "go get some adult learning training. Teaching is teaching. But in the Budo, I've never really... no I lie... it's been years since I was worried about teaching, about shoving information into students. I am … Continue reading Reposted from Facebook – 12 Nov 2020 – Kim Taylor Kancho Sei Do kai

Too much information Snake style: Reposted – 11 Nov 2020 Kim Taylor Kancho Sei Do Kai

Too much information Snake style: When I started my iaido and jodo training we had limited sources of information, our training with senior sensei came in short bursts during a seminar. At that time the sensei would generally do a core dump of information, or to put it more crudely, he'd throw up a giant … Continue reading Too much information Snake style: Reposted – 11 Nov 2020 Kim Taylor Kancho Sei Do Kai

Reposted – 31 Oct 2021 – Off In the Wilderness – Kim Taylor Oct 31, 2014

One of my long-time internet acquaintances is from South America and has expressed some concerns about his own zen ken ren iai (seitei) practice (is he up to date) what he's teaching his students (are they learning correctly) and his own conservatism (demanding more from his junior students) which might be mirroring the Japanese-led creep … Continue reading Reposted – 31 Oct 2021 – Off In the Wilderness – Kim Taylor Oct 31, 2014