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The Kendo Grind

Lately I've been wanting to write a new post, but I just have had no real inspiration.  Since the last time I wrote, about the Kent Taikai, I've pretty much just had my nose down to the grindstone at my local dojo.  So, why not write about that?  So here we go.  Apologies in advance to anyone else reading this, I might start rambling.

Ever since I passed sandan last year, I've been thinking "what's next?"  I'm always trying to look forward and see what I have to improve, what I have to do, to get to the next level.  I believe that kendo is a lifelong journey; one that never ends.  So I try to reflect that in my training.  I can find small victories in breakthroughs I make, or fixing problems that I had, but I always want to keep looking forward and looking how to improve even more.  My thoughts since the sandan shinsa have revolved around "what do I need for yondan," or, more specifically, "What do I need to be the best yondan I can be, so…