kendo girl tying her bogu do.

Mokuso is the act of preparing your mind and body for battle at the beginning of kendo class, a method of stress reduction. While in the sitting seiza position place your right hand on your left hand thumbs lightly touching. Take a few short deep breaths, extending your stomach to breathe in and pushing in your stomach to exhale. Your eyes are partially open, and alert.

I loved kendo.

Maybe I should start again.