Kangeiko: Training in the Dead of Winter by Kisshomaru Ueshiba

As I practiced kangeiko this year numerous memories of my childhood days came to mind. On my father’s advice I participated in this training starting at the age of eight. I would walk to the Ryobukan Dojo in Kansuki from my home in Sengakuji carrying Kendo gear. This walk left a vivid impression of the severity of this training. On my way home, I cannot forget the pleasure I felt when one one occasion, the street car conductor, who also happened to practice at the dojo, offered me a free ride home.

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