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The Power of Motodachi

Hey hey!  It's been a while.  A bit too long for my tastes, but I've had many personal things going on, as I have had this whole year.  First things first - I have a new son!  He was born about four weeks ago and he's been a little bundle of joy, wrapped up in some typical baby antics.  But he's finally here and it's a joy to have him be part of this world and my life.  So while I've still been able to practice pretty regularly, most of my free time has been devoted to him and not to doing things like writing regular blog posts.  But I hope that anyone out there (hello?) that is still reading this can understand.

With that being said, there's something that really struck me last night, as I sat talking with one of my friends and kendo teachers.  That being the importance of being a good motodachi.  It's always been one of my goals to be the best at kendo that I can personally be, and that includes all aspects of it.  One of the roles that we all play, …