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Andy
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Germany
I just love to share the things I create.

My last Showreel: vimeo.com/user45636911
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So last week the time had come.
Training time - and I was ranked highest in the dojo.
(Which is quite a feat, as I´m really far down the pecking order!)

It wasn´t my first time leading. For years on end I practiced
Karate and did my fair share of training others.
But it was the first time since I started practicing Kendo.
And it still makes me smile.

The feeling you get once your ego inflates...
Airborne 
Well, I hope they liked my style.

And there are even more things comming up this year.
What a ride.

Fear the katana!  
  • Watching: the stars
Eisvogel
I made this using Photoshop.
It took forever to get it just like how I envisioned it.

I feel it is the next step, after the wolverine I made some time ago.

Constantly evolving and refining my style.

I think this is my style.
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Deep, deep down I am a very simple person.
There is only one thing that I truly strife for.

And that thing is beauty.
Not in looks or any such shallow thing.
I strife for beauty in action. All my friends say I have it
completely backwards. But for me, it is important do do
things the right way.
From walking down a flight of stairs to jumping headfirst into water.

And that is why I chose to practice kendo. I love the importance
of everything. From the way you hold your sword to the moment
you finish your cut.
For me, the essence of this pracice is beauty.

But it does not stop there.
For me there are two things, that are the epitome of beauty in kendo.

The first one is debana - waza.
I find it exhilarating to wait for your opponent to act, only to cut him down.
It empties my mind. I lay in wait.

Now, of course I am still struggling to make a straight cut.
And my opponents are way faster then I am. But it is the idea, the picture I have of myself
while trying it. It is awesome.

The second is nito - ryu.
After all it is 60% of the reason I startet training in this dojo.
I just adore it. It looks so beautiful.

Well, it will take ages to get where I want to be, but I just wantet to share these thoughts.

Take care!


  • Playing: life
This year started pretty good.
Awesome seminar, great teachers, everything was as good as it gets.
After that, it just trailed off.

There are not many people practicing kendo around here.
Most of the time we are happy to have 4 people.
Sometimes there are as many as 20...
And then, there are times noone shows up.

It started with one training being canceled.
Then life got in my way and I had to skip again.
So another one starts taking the evening off training.
It is a vicious cycle.

And it´s allways hard to go back to training.
But one thing: I have the most amazing teachers possible.
Our last session was just the two of us.
After 4 weeks of nothing but training with children.
It was brutal, and I loved every second.

And I cannot say how happy I am, that he decided to
train, even though it was just the two of us.

Ninja Versus Alien - Who will win? 
  • Listening to: the rain
Next in my Kendo year: the new years seminar.

Organized by my Dojo in Deggendorf.
It was awesome!
Best part is, I even got to train once.   Ashamed 
Organizing sure is though.

On the second day it started to snow. Snow is something I surely
missed the last year. And it was not just snow. Right now we have
45 cm snow outside. (I only live about 200 Meters aways from
city center!)
I love winter and I love the snow.
For me it is even worth all the work that comes with it.

Training Kendo in a winter wonderland is just awesome.
And Sensai Ohsawa was awesome too.

I learned alot and I hope the others enjoyed our seminar too.
  • Watching: The snow fall
Ueber den Wolken..
I love hiking. I love the mountains.
Whenever I can spare some time I try to get on going, visiting some place high up.

The last week we had great weather, and I was able to shoot awesome pictures.
This is one of them.
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So last week the time had come.
Training time - and I was ranked highest in the dojo.
(Which is quite a feat, as I´m really far down the pecking order!)

It wasn´t my first time leading. For years on end I practiced
Karate and did my fair share of training others.
But it was the first time since I started practicing Kendo.
And it still makes me smile.

The feeling you get once your ego inflates...
Airborne 
Well, I hope they liked my style.

And there are even more things comming up this year.
What a ride.

Fear the katana!  
  • Watching: the stars

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katapult26 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
Hey! Thanks for adding my piece to your collection!
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IttoOgamy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Thanks for the fav
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inwardly Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the fave!! <3 it means a lot =)
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PeterSzmer Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Thanks so much for all the favourites!
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