"One thing that I see that maybe different (from all other martial arts) is this: when we fight in Kendo, once we attack... we go through. We keep constant pressure and keep hitting even beyond the point of contact. This action teaches that no matter what, even if we get hit... we need to keep going after our goal. Focus on the target and don't let anything stop you. Don't give up chasing your goals. That is something that is unique to the art of Kendo." - Masashi Shikai
Above is my favorite part of the interview given by Masashi Shikai, Head Master of Chuo Kendo Dojo (7th Dan and one of the last students of the legendary Kendo master, Torao Mori Sensei) to Masters Martial Arts Magazine about the art of Kendo and how the USA Team he led made history defeating the Japanese Team during the 13 World Championship in Taipei, Taiwan. Yes, I'm proud to have him as my Master.
2G2E // ΑΩ 40D A40 Aerial Armin van Buuren Atlanta B/W Baseball Beach BeBe Bike Birthdays BK BlackBerry Blog Bomi Bon Voyage Book C'est la Vie Canon 10D Canon 30D Canon 40D Canon G2 Canon IXUS Charlotte Chicago Christmas Contax Aria Creative Dallas Diana Krall DMC Dodgers DORA Doraemon Drawing Family Flowers France Fremont Friends Gear Germany Golf Google Graduation Grand Canyon Guatemala Half Moon Bay Halloween Home Houston Hymn iPad iPhone Jacksonville JaClub Japan Kendo/Kumdo Kids Korea LaLaDang Las Vegas Leica R3 Lomo Los Angeles Lupin Mac/Tech/Gadget Macro Mexico Mix Moleskine Movie Music New York Nikon Coolpix Nikon D40 Nikon D70 OAL Olympus u-10 OZ Panasonic Lumix Paris Phoenix Photo 2002 Photo 2003 Photo 2004 Photo 2005 Photo 2006 Photo 2007 Photo 2008 Photo 2009 Photoblog Photography Powder PSD Rain Rainbow Redondo Ryu Salt Lake City San Diego San Francisco San Jose Screenshot Seattle Singapore SKY june Sofitel Solvang Sony DSC-W100 Spain Tiesto Twitter UK Untitled Vancouver via Flickr Video Wedding Wine World Cup XOXO Yosemite