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    Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Satoshi on Fri May 03, 2013 11:07 pm

    My friend wanted to spar with me; I decided it would be good training, so I shrugged and simply replied, "sure, why not?" We made our way into the extremely large training room and changed into Hakamas. We walked casually towards the non-lethal weapons; she picked up one as I picked up two. As we stood in front of each other, yet still a decent ways away, we bowed and held up our weapons.

    She stepped forward swiftly as her weapon was thrust at me. With a sidestep, I dodged the sword and tried an overhead slash at her; her free left hand shot out and grabbed my wrist. Being the strongest out of our group of friends, she effortlessly flipped me over onto my back. As I exhaled a large amount of air, she thrust her sword down, barely missing my face. "Sorry, you lose." She made an innocent smile.

    I chuckled. "Nice match..." I quickly balanced and put all my weight on my hands as I lifted my lower half and did a sweeping kick to trip her. "Too bad it isn't over though!" She got up with incredible speed and made a horizontal slash, which was blocked by both of my swords. I quickly jumped back many times to create a large distance. I looked down at her feet, seeing a slight motion.

    I immediately looked up to see her trying to hit me from above. I quickly put my swords up in an 'X' formation, catching her weapon between the gap. We struggled for many seconds, trying to win the outcome. I eventually put pressure on my right foot, which was in the front. Her stance was staggered as her attack was deflected.

    I rushed forward, expanding my mind to clear all clouds. I swiftly slashed with my right hand, which was blocked. My left hand swung at her as the blade hit her in the side. After the hit, she winced slightly due to having no protective gear. She kept thrusting her sword, which I kept dodging by moving slightly to the right or left randomly and moving backwards steadily.

    Eventually, I hit a hard surface, and instinctively looked back. The wall was right behind me and she was still on the offensive. She unleashed a strong attack, which I managed to dodge with a well timed somersault. The recoil from hitting the wall gave me a swift moment to attack. I tried thrusting with both swords at once, but she managed to use her sword to split my arms apart.

    She quickly kneed me in the gut, which made me let go of the weapon in my right hand, a perfectly timed strike made the weapon fly towards the other wall. She made a thrust, hitting me in the sternum extremely hard. Pain exploded from the strike and I staggered for quite some time. As I regained my senses, she managed to get behind me and hit me in the popliteal fossa and I quickly fell to my knees.

    She immediately stomped on my back as I put my hands on the ground to keep myself from falling, but it was futile. I was flat on my stomach as she decided to sit on my back, taunting me. "Oh, what's wrong?" She asked innocently.

    I slammed my right fist to the ground. In a wave of fury, I managed to get her off and sprinted towards my other blade. As I grabbed it, I yelled, "fight me for real!" My blood surged with anger. "I want you to go all out!"

    She laughed, "if you say so..." She was also the fastest out of us, so she covered the distance of the room in an instant. I quickly put up my blades in defense, but her horizontal swing was a feign. She quickly changed direction and swung multiple times at different directions, hitting me every time.

    I coughed many times as I tried to regain awareness. I looked back up, to be greeted by her blade. It hit me dead center in the forehead. I quickly staggered, but managed to block the next few hits...barely, my techniques were getting weaker each second. Eventually, after many strikes to the arms, both swords were on the ground, and my arms were useless.

    I thanked God that I learned to fight when I was younger. If I hadn't learned how, I would have just probably headbutted her. She swung her sword to my left side, which was blocked by my already numb arm. I quickly swung my foot in the air, and brought it down as hard as I could, making an axe kick. Her head was slammed downwards as I quickly used a front kick and staggered her. She recovered and quickly launched an extremely fast overhead attack, which struck me on the top of the head.

    Everything went black there and my thoughts became nothing. I fell unconscious at that hit and I didn't know what happened until hours later, when I woke up in her bed, wearing a kimono. She just looked down and smiled at me. "So, how are you?" I quickly put my hand to my head, I felt some sticky stuff followed by cloth. "Sorry I hurt you."

    I waved my hand weakly. "It's no problem." I looked at my fingertips, seeing red. "Oh, you really are strong!" I chuckled. We both had some fun talking. We eventually settled over some tea and I went for more rest. I woke up some time later, and I felt much better, I still haven't taken off my bandages yet.

    I then went on the computer to post about this event today. It was a crazy ride, but I feel that we both developed our skills better than we had when we started, which was still quite early in our life.
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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Hatsune Miku on Fri May 03, 2013 11:10 pm

    Cool story bro!
    That was entertaining.


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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Fri May 03, 2013 11:15 pm

    That....was sounded like the best fight I ever read. I do hope you feel better of course but man I am stunned. This probably because the U.S.A school I go to will never have an interest in this. Though from the description your bogu did a good job protecting you. I thought kendo did not teach dual fighting?


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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Satoshi on Fri May 03, 2013 11:17 pm

    Soris Ice Goldwing wrote:That....was sounded like the best fight I ever read. I do hope you feel better of course but man I am stunned. This probably because the U.S.A school I go to will never have an interest in this. Though from the description your bogu did a good job protecting you. I thought kendo did not teach dual fighting?

    Thank you. Living in Japan has many perks...We were wearing hakama, nothing else, no protective gear. I was using Nitōjutsu, it's the fighting style I use the most.
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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Dibsville on Fri May 03, 2013 11:18 pm

    Now that.
    Is amazing.


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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Satoshi on Fri May 03, 2013 11:19 pm

    Dibsville wrote:Now that.
    Is amazing.

    Thanks! Oh...I accidentally scratched my head, and now blood got on my face. I got to clean it off.
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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Hatsune Miku on Fri May 03, 2013 11:20 pm

    By the way, what country are you originally from?
    I hear that if you live some where most of your life, then move to another country; you get sick alot.
    Just wondering.


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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Satoshi on Fri May 03, 2013 11:22 pm

    Vinyl Scratch wrote:By the way, what country are you originally from?
    I hear that if you live some where most of your life, then move to another country; you get sick alot.
    Just wondering.

    Born in Missouri, I was raised there for years, until I met the girl that now lives with me. We recently moved to Japan, maybe temporarily, maybe permanently. Getting sick is only from being introduced to region-locked bacteria or becoming homesick that will make psychological problems that can imitate real medical conditions.

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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Fri May 03, 2013 11:25 pm

    No bogu? Wow I count yourself lucky. I don't know the strength of bamboo but I am sure that shinais hurt a lot. Wait did you say Nitojustu? As in the exponent of Miyamoto Musashi?


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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Latitoast on Fri May 03, 2013 11:25 pm

    Why doesn't interesting stuff like this happen to me?

    Ah well.

    Sounded like a lot of fun, wish I could've watched.


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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Fri May 03, 2013 11:26 pm

    I wish I could learn this. But you have start Kendo when you are young right?


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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Hatsune Miku on Fri May 03, 2013 11:27 pm

    Ah. I see.
    I haven't read anything like your op in a long azz time. Very entertain.
    Makes me wonder. Do you write?


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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Latitoast on Fri May 03, 2013 11:28 pm

    I've got a wooden sword, but nobody to fight with it. Or the athletic ability to fight with it.


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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Fri May 03, 2013 11:30 pm

    I don't have a shinai but I do have a cherry wood katana I practice on a rare basis. No room in this place for horizontal swings.


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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Latitoast on Fri May 03, 2013 11:31 pm

    My room is the size of a common bathroom.

    I don't have room for stabs.


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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Satoshi on Fri May 03, 2013 11:33 pm

    Soris Ice Goldwing wrote:No bogu? Wow I count yourself lucky. I don't know the strength of bamboo but I am sure that shinais hurt a lot. Wait did you say Nitojustu? As in the exponent of Miyamoto Musashi?

    She STILL went easy on me, when she tries her hardest, she broke one of my bones by sheer power. I DID say Nitōjutsu, Miyamoto Musashi is a person I look up to.

    Latitoast wrote:Why doesn't interesting stuff like this happen to me?

    Ah well.

    Sounded like a lot of fun, wish I could've watched.

    Well, you can pay lots and lots of money to come to us...or you can get with your friends and spar. Oh, and thank you, you might not have wanted to watch if you really like seeing someone get beat down.

    Vinyl Scratch wrote:Ah. I see.
    I haven't read anything like your op in a long azz time. Very entertain.
    Makes me wonder. Do you write?

    I do write.

    Latitoast wrote:I've got a wooden sword, but nobody to fight with it. Or the athletic ability to fight with it.

    It's rare nowadays.

    Soris Ice Goldwing wrote: I don't have a shinai but I do have a cherry wood katana I practice on a rare basis. No room in this place for horizontal swings.

    Try going outside, that's what I did before I moved to Japan.

    Latitoast wrote:
    My room is the size of a common bathroom.

    I don't have room for stabs.

    Try outside.
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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Hatsune Miku on Fri May 03, 2013 11:34 pm

    I've got a sword, but never used it.
    If you know what I meam.


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    Post by Satoshi on Fri May 03, 2013 11:35 pm

    Vinyl Scratch wrote:I've got a sword, but never used it.
    If you know what I meam.

    Double entendre, wooden sword, or a real, but blunt sword?
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    Post by Dibsville on Fri May 03, 2013 11:36 pm

    Plastic Samurai Sword.
    'Cus Yolo


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    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Fri May 03, 2013 11:38 pm

    I knew it was Musashi! I once read his book in a Latin class and have been rereading it again. The Earth book goes a long way in life and I apply it to my build in Dark Souls. Also what grade are you in Kendo?

    The problem with using the sword outside is that the snooping people here will think I am insane and be likely to call the police. An 18 with a wooden sword is not considered normal where I am.


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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Hatsune Miku on Fri May 03, 2013 11:42 pm

    Satoshi wrote:
    Vinyl Scratch wrote:I've got a sword, but never used it.
    If you know what I meam.

    Double entendre, wooden sword, or a real, but blunt sword?
    Actually, I was refering to something else. It's the fact that I'm not going to have sex until I get married. That's my choice.
    But I love cracking sexual puns everywhere.
    Derailing the thread was not intended though. Just trying to keep this thread moving.


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    Post by Satoshi on Fri May 03, 2013 11:42 pm

    Dibsville wrote:Plastic Samurai Sword.
    'Cus Yolo

    C'mon! Get a REAL sword. I legally had a sword smith make me a few Shinken, sure it costed A LOT, but still, it was worth it. I keep it in top condition, whether I use it or not.

    Soris Ice Goldwing wrote: I knew it was Musashi! I once read his book in a Latin class and have been rereading it again. The Earth book goes a long way in life and I apply it to my build in Dark Souls. Also what grade are you in Kendo?

    The problem with using the sword outside is that the snooping people here will think I am insane and be likely to call the police. An 18 with a wooden sword is not considered normal where I am.

    I do not participate in organized Kendo. We just do it for the sake of having fun, and well...training. We personally believe that close-combat weapons are superior to weapons like bows and guns. Yet we use bows occasionally, we never use guns due to their noise and the fact that they just...suck in our opinion.
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    Post by Dibsville on Fri May 03, 2013 11:43 pm

    But I like my sword.
    I got it at the store for $2 USD.
    It's held up for the last 2 weeks that I've had it.


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    Post by Satoshi on Fri May 03, 2013 11:45 pm

    Dibsville wrote:But I like my sword.
    I got it at the store for $2 USD.
    It's held up for the last 2 weeks that I've had it.

    If I was in America (And near you) I would be able to give you one of my Shinai, they really work!
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    Re: Minor Kendo Injury

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Fri May 03, 2013 11:45 pm

    I am near sided in my right eye and being right handed means I have to hold a gun with my right hand and shoot with my left eye. A reason why I prefer close combat. I need a sparring partner.


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