Thursday, June 3, 2010

Our very first kendo tournament

The boys took part in their first kendo tournament last weekend. It was a practice tournament, to show all the newcomers (like us) how to do it. It was good fun. Taiga was a bit overwhelmed by it all and had a breakdown after his first match - overdose of adrenalin, I think. He bounced back though, and was great for the rest of the day. (Taiga is the one wearing dark blue on top and bottom)

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Kai was a star, and although he didn't score any points, he looked good and often kept his opponents at bay. You can tell that this is his first tournament, and that he doesn't really know how to get a scoring hit in - it doesn't show that he's only been doing kendo for 3 months though! (says proud mom!) By the way, Kai is the dark one. The opponent in white is a girl, I think. In the primary years, the teams are co-ed. From junior high, I think they separate the girls from the boys.

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