Iaido – Each evening we focused on a small selection of techniques in detail throughout the evening. This allows us as students to identify what we need to do to improve upon our techniques and also have the time to put what we have learned into practice.
Some students also went through the etiquette required before and after grading.
Kenbu: we continued to practice both Waga Waka Mune No and Sengakuji.
Iaido – Senior students went through a selection of kneeling techniques of all levels. A small number of senior grade standing techniques were focused on – the physical actions necessary and the alertness required to make them effective.
Kenbu – Four of our members have been rehearsing for a kata called Waga Waka Mune No – a kata about a person’s resolve after their request for help is refused. A kata called Nihonto was also rehearsed – about the making of a samurai sword. Sensei Joe taught a kata called Sengakuji – about the Sengakuji temple and the shine to the 47 Ronin.