On the 10th of March 2018, Kaida Akira Sensei, 8th Hanshi, visited Penang with a delegation of kenshi from his native Kagoshima Prefecture. This was sensei’s 3rd visit to Penang. This year, a seminar was held at the Uplands School’s sports hall and was participated by kenshi from all over Malaysia. It was an enjoyable and educational experience, and we all benefitted from Kaida sensei’s instruction.
The following day, a special godou keiko was held at our regular training hall, where we applied the knowledge we gained from the previous day’s seminar.
The Penang Kendo Club is truly to grateful to Kaida sensei and his companions for taking the time to come all the way to Penang to teach us. See you again next year!
Morning registration outside the Uplands School’s Sports Hall
The lineup of motodachis for the day.
The adorable children from the Penang Japanese School performing suburi
Kaida sensei demonstrating some basic concepts using a simple handshake
PKC’s Morimitsu-sensei translating Kaida-sensei’s explanation to the participants.
From Left to Right: PKC’s Kawaguchi sensei, Kaida-sensei, and MKA’s Masuda sensei
Members of the Penang Kendo Club together with Kaida sensei
One of the most valuable aspects of Kaida-sensei’s teaching methods is to encourage constant, mutual feedback. That way everyone can improve quickly!
The start of the basic drills
Godou keiko on the 2nd day!
See you next year!