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Welcome to IGA-Kendo Club’s blog.
We are a new Kendo club under the tutelage of Sensei Koji Igarashi.
“A passionate Kendo practitioner, Igarashi saw the chance to keep the centuries-old martial arts alive and impart its many benefits.”
Initially, he taught exclusively to children. Since then, the informal Saturday sessions with the three boys have now become organized into regular classes, composed of people of all ages.
“Martial arts, like all sports, act as platform for child-parent relationships. They have something to talk about apart from the usual banter that goes on between them.
It also teaches children how to handle conflict inside themselves, as well as conflict they may face outside of the home. Most of all, it teaches a child other ways to express himself other than through violence. Kendo molds the mind, heart and body while cultivating a strong spirit.
Despite having a sports-like atmosphere, Kendo remains steeped in tradition kept active and alive by associations, groups and people like Koji Igarashi who will carry it far into the future.”
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excerpts taken from:
How kendo strengthens a child’s body and mind By Glenna Aquino
Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/20/2010