Cutting Edge Issue 2 - Page 74

British Kendo Association’s 2013 Iaido Summer Seminar Stevenage, 5th-7th August By Gary Williamson It should have been held in Bath, but the sports hall floor was damaged and the event was moved to Stevenage. Attended by around one hundred and sixty people representing countries including Great Britain, Holland, Bulgaria, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Brazil, Taiwan, Australia and Japan The first day was for the practice of ZNKR iaido, concentrating on getting the angles and footwork correct. The afternoon concentrated on ensuring that the kata were performed incorporating all the points relevant for grading. After an hours practice on the second day the grading ??\?H[ ?B?Y?\?????\??]?[??\??HZZ?ZB?[?\?H[?\?Y??HZZ?ZK?[?Y???\?X?\][???X\??????]?]?[??Y??H?]?[??X]?\?H[??XX??YK[?B??[??\???XX??YH??\]Y[??H?[?[ ??]?\????H?\?\??[\?0?[ ?Y?Y ?????H?[?[??\??[???]\?????Y[???Y?X][??]?\???\??\?[?H?[?[??[?[ ?\?]?\?[?B??]?Y[KH[Y\??Y\?B??X\??]??\?]K?\?XZY??\?[[???Y\?Y\?X?]?[?Y??]?[??\???[?[?\?^Y\??\?H?]??X???H\??Y[??X?\?[?????[?HYX\???[?H?[??\??[]?H\??[YB??H?X?????\?YX\???[?\??Y??HH?\?YXZY?H?[\H?ZY??'????\?H???8?'B?H?[?\?[??[?H]?Z[X?H?B???H?X??]K?]H????[???\?B???Y??]Y[??Y?[???\?]?[???\[?????[??\????[??\??????ZXY??????US??Q?B??H?[??ZH[?H?? Y???Y? B?[??[]\?H?[?X?H [??[??JN???]HX\?Z?^?H [??[??JN?\?Y??^?Y?[ZB?[?[??JN?[?]HYZZ?? [??[??JN???H?ZZX?H ?[??[??JB???Y[??\?]Z?H?[XN?[?[??\?[??[??]H?Y?[???\?]?]?\???[???[[?H?\????[???\?[??\???[????Y[??\?[?B??]???]]?H??[??[??B?]?[?H?[??[??H?Y?[???\?]?]?\??[?XX?]?\?[??\?X?]?[K????Y??][H?X?X?HB??\[?\?H?[??ZH]Y[?H?]?B?[???X?[?[?[???\?Y?[Y[? ??Z]\?][??H?[??]?\?H?Z[???Z[Y ?^H?\?HZYY?HH]?B???[?[?R??[??ZK??YH?\?B??[??ZH?\?H?]?[??X?X[HXYH[????[??X\??]^HY?]?[?? YX\???\??X?H?\??X?[??Z\????XZY?[?[?[?\?XX?[??[?[???\?Y?[???\??H]?\??\?HXYH??X?????[??X[?[????\?X[??Y[[??\?H?\?[?Y??H\????Z?K?Z\?X[??H??K??[?\?H?[??ZH]?[???]?[?[??HY?][YH?[?H?\?\? [?]??\?[???\?Y?[????XZ???\???X?\??\?\??[\?0?[ [??[ZB????K?????H[?\?X\?H???H?]\?K??H?[?[^H?\??]?[??B?XX?[??[??X?X?H???]K?B??[Z[?\??\?H?X??\??[???[???]?H?Y[????]?]H?[??ZB????H?\[?[?]\??K[?B?X[?H?\?????]?HZ\?[YH???[?\??\?K????[\?0?[??H?[??\???