We hope you all had a good Christmas and have managed to get the shrink wrap off new shinais, hakama and keiko-gi. If you need advice on how to prep your shinai Kodokan Kendo Club has a nice guide. Meanwhile be terrified, I finally got a set of refereeing flags!
The Egg is shut on Wednesday 22nd December so Kendo practice is cancelled. PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED! Next practice should be Wednesday 5th January - Winter Training, bring your tracksuits, T-shirts, and suburi bokuto's. Bogu not necessary.
No doubt more will be said tonight. As this is the last practice of the year make sure you make this last lesson count and put in as much effort as possible.
Apparently there is some confusion about training over the festive period. In particular Mark some think there will be practices on Christmas and New Years Eve. I'm not entirely sure where this is coming from but aside from it being a chronological impossibility - those dates are Fridays, if you recall we practice on Wednesdays, the calendar currently has training thus:
Wednesday, 15 December
Wednesday, 22 December
Monday, 21 December - kata
Wednesday, 29 December
Wednesday, 5 January 2011 - Winter training
Monday, 18 January 2011 - kata
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 - Winter training
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 - Beginner's Night
Some of these dates may change and as yet need to be confirmed but this is the current potential schedule. On top of this we have the current weather conditions that may or may not affect training, it did last year, so the only way to keep up-to-date is to subscribe to the Liverpool Kendo Calendar RSS feed. I will try my very best to keep it accurate, failing that you can check on the forum for contact details and email/message/ring one of us.