For all the beginners, you may have noticed that each week we may have stressed the importance of footwork. In actual fact we may not have stressed it enough! Footwork, your stance and how you move about the dojo without losing balance is the fundamental key to improving your kendo.
If you're struggling to come to terms with this unique way of moving, help is at hand. Geoff Salmon Sensei has a blog and the latest post is specifically 'Kendo footwork for beginners'. Go check it out and subscribe to the blog. Salmon Sensei is one of the highest graded kendoka in the country and previously Chairman of the BKA. His posts are always interesting and insightful and I look forward to every opportunity to practice with him at seminars since my first opportunity back in 1994! He knows what he's talking about so read, understand, implement.