So I recently joined a Kendo club in order to fill that Sword shaped hole in my chest that has been there ever since I quit fencing a few years ago. After attending a few practices, I can safely say that I have found a small home away from home :3
In other sports or martial arts, I would get blisters or small injuries, and feel like a wimp whenever it would happen. But what I like about Kendo is that every time you do get "hurt" you just want to get right back up and keep going. The senseis are not afraid to tell you when you're doing something wrong, why it's wrong, and what you should do to correct it, which is another thing that I absolutely love.
Another great thing about it is that there is a very beautiful complexity to its simple techniques. Even after half a month of non-stop Men, Dou and Kote practices (I'm still not ready to do the neck strike yet), I'm still messing up my strikes because I'm too busy making them more complicated than they need to be. I've quickly learned that learning to do something simple properly is also paradoxically one of the hardest things you will ever learn.
Is there anyone else on here that practices Kendo?