Episode 145: Abilities to Go Beyond – How a Top Athlete Challenges Himself

In this episode, I am sharing how a world top athlete challenges himself to fight other world competitors who are a lot stronger than he is. The athlete is Kōji Murofushi (Wikipedia), a former Japanese hammer thrower. 

I read his book, “超える力”, which I translated to “Abilities to Go Beyond“. I was interested in his training methods first and while researching him, I learned he wrote some books. This book is one of them. 

We can learn a lot from his experiences as a world top athlete. I hope you enjoy this podcast.


超える力:https://amzn.to/2SGiKb5 (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases)
Shu Ha Ri: https://www.kendo-guide.com/wisdom_shu_ha_ri.html

Episode 144: Understand the Differences in the Mechanisms

In this episode, I am talking about analyzing and understanding the differences in the mechanisms of the basic and the applied movements through reverse engineering. This is inspired by a couple of questions by Min, a long time member here, about my analysis on how an 8-dan sensei strike.

Episode 143: For Old Dogs to Learn New Tricks

In this episode, I would like to share what I learned how old dogs can learn new tricks. Well, actually it is not only for old dogs, everyone. We want to master the kendo movements, right? Then we all need to know how to do it.

Reference: PEAK by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool. https://amzn.to/2Wap0XQ (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

Episode 142: Kendo One Rank Above

This episode is inspired by Kendo Jidai Magazine, January 2019 issue (No. 560).

I thought I scheduled this podcast to be posted on a certain date but obviously, I didn’t! Sorry about that! Hope you like this new and first podcast episode of 2019.

Episode 141: How to Deal with Those Who Strike Super Hard

In this podcast, I want to share my thoughts on how to deal with those who strike super hard. Recently one of the members here posted some pictures of her fist after training. It was all swollen and purple. People shouldn’t strike kote that hard, and they shouldn’t hit the fist!

People shouldn’t hurt others on purpose. That is just wrong.