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    Female Kenshi

    Hello, this is Asuka.

    It was a great opportunity for me to meet these highly skilled for female Senseis. What was common among them was that they were all very humble. Watanabe Sensei told us that the secret to improve Kendo skills is that we should listen to what our Senseis say and try the lessons as they teach us.

    Also, their postures were very good too. They don’t have speed or power as the male Kenshis but they looks like a big mountain.

    One Sensei in Simi Valley said we have three types of Seme; Kiai, Kensen, Posture. When I do Seme, it is easy for me to rely on Kiai or Kensen. But from next Keiko, I have to consider more posture.

    We had a very busy weekend. Watanabe Sensei, who is a female 7 Dan Kenshi from Saitama prefecture, came to our Dojo on Saturday.  She started Kendo when she was 38 years old and got 7 Dan. The next day, on Sunday, we had practice at Chuo Dojo II located in Simi Valley. I also met two high ranking female Kenshi at Chuo Dojo. So, totally I met three strong female Kenshis during this weekend.

    Watanabe Sensei

    This is the picture of Watanabe Sensei.

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