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Jul 19th, 2004, 11:03 PM
I started this tonight. Coupled with my skills in fencing, I'm going to be the bestest swordsman EVAR. But they said it'd be a long time before they actually let me duel and wear the kinky body armor. :(
Still... I got to swing around a shinai. Woo.
Jul 19th, 2004, 11:05 PM
wanna hang out some time seth thomas?
Jul 19th, 2004, 11:07 PM
you can show me all your high class things and then i can teach you about normal person stuff like baseball and you'll be all "whaaaaaaaaaaaaa? basesball?" and our friendship will be like the best of both worlds!
Jul 19th, 2004, 11:13 PM
I don't know why my parents made me play baseball in elementary school. I sucked at it, at least.
Jul 19th, 2004, 11:19 PM
well there goes that plan!
Jul 19th, 2004, 11:20 PM
heh. wasn't it you who claimed someone else was from "pretentia"?
Jul 19th, 2004, 11:25 PM
I thought the body armor sucked. It's really hot, the helmet squeezes your ears down and makes everything sound like loud muffled yelps. The first thing you practice when you get the helmet on is how to smack each other on the head and the hands over and over and over while pacing forward and backward across the room (the "Men" and "Kote" strokes). I felt pretty much deaf after each class.
That having been said, have a good time, kid. I'm glad that you are learning the art of sword fighting in a really uncomfortable get-up that could only have been invented by a nation of people who design washing-machine pants and fake pets that live in plastic eggs.
Jul 20th, 2004, 11:51 AM
I like the noise A Kendo Stick makes when you wack someone over the head with it :)
I was in Judo. it ws fun.
Jul 20th, 2004, 12:32 PM
Hey Seth, here's a neat trick you can try at home:
If you crack the shinai at the right point, you'll crack the bamboo and create a razor-sharp edge all the way up the sword. It slices, but it fails to dice.
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