Oolong's Art & Design
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I’ve always been really interested in kendo, but I didn’t live near enough a dojo growing up and I didn’t have time in college. Which is unfortunate cuz I lived so close to the Buddhist temple where they had lessons.
So yesterday, I finally took the initiative to go to the kendo dojo in San Francisco after work. They require you to observe 2 classes prior to signing up so that you know what you’re getting into. At first, my attitude was, “Ugh, I have to sit through this for 2 hours? I have things to do.” But as I sat there silently, I realized that living in a booming area all my life, I don’t take the time to just empty my mind of all thoughts and stress.
I sketched the kendo students and teachers as they were practicing to get a sense of their movement. One of the students saw and complimented the drawing.
Come October, I will be enrolled in kendo!
Time: 15 min
Media: Ballpoint pen, blue fine point marker