Month: March 2013

重要决定!

开车去加州!

正式决定,暑假毕业了自驾去加州.  现在可以有空开始研究路线图了,计划旅行时间一个礼拜,平均每天可以开5-8个小时的车。

准备工作:

第一当然是锻炼身体,不然开那么长的车会累趴下。

第二,上路前换2个车胎,检查车子其他问题。预计花费300-400刀。

第三,出发前2个月有空多上上高速。

第三,买个微单用来拍照片。

第四,准备好音乐

第五,准备好必备品,比如药 (optional),洗浴用品

想到再写!

剑道感想(二)

周六去cleveland kendo association练习了6个小时,从下午3点到晚上9点,然后和大家一起去number one pho吃了晚饭,一群饥肠辘辘的剑友一等食物上来以后就安静的只剩下吃饭的声音了,而我居然成了桌子上第一个吃完的人。

今天练习又有几点收获。

1。今天居然学习了kata的前3个movement。一起练习的以色列交换生已经练习了4个月了好像以前也就看过别人练。所以感觉特别兴奋

2。今天还知道了右脚在站立的时候原来也需要微微抬起,这样就右脚就随时处于可以往前slide的状态,站在那里要有bounce的感觉。这是一个higher ranked 的sensei纠正的。左脚不需要抬起太高。

3。把剑往上挥的时候,是一个半圆,往上挥的角度是tip of the shinai顺着对方的men的角度,然后再收回至左手离额头一个拳头的距离。

4。注意men的声音要和men strike、左脚收回同时发生。

附kata 的英文介绍

http://www.eanet.com/norwalk/ref/kata.htm

Kata
Nihon kendo kata consists of predefined sets of attacking and defending movements, performed with metal or wooden swords (katana or bokken, respectively). In practicing kendo kata, one gains a better appreciation of handling and reacting to “real” swords, as opposed to shinai kendo.There are 7 long sword (tachi, or daito) forms, and 3 short sword (kodachi, or shoto) forms.

The following must be performed for shinsa (promotional examination) according to International Kendo Federation (FIK) regulations:

  • 1 kyu: tachi forms 1 – 3
  • 1 dan: tachi forms 1 – 5
  • 2 dan: all tachi forms (1 – 7)
  • 3 dan and above: all tachi forms (1 – 7) and all kodachi forms (8 – 10)

At Norwalk Dojo, kenshi must learn kata at least one level above the FIK regulations. 

Kamae
There are 5 basic kamae used in kendo kata, 6 if you count the two jodan forms separately. Unless otherwise specified, step forward to assume the kamae, the hands and tip of the sword are aligned with the centerline of the body, and the body faces straight forward. The back heel is always slightly raised.

  • chudan no kamae. Middle kamae, basic kamae with the tip pointing to the opponent’s throat.
  • migi-jodan no kamae. Overhead kamae, right foot forward, sword at 45degree angle, left hand one fist from the forehead.
  • hidari-jodan no kamae. Overhead kamae, left foot forward, sword at 45 degree angle, left hand one fist from the forehead. The left hand is positioned above the left eye, so the tip is slightly to the right, behind the head.
  • gedan no kamae. Lowered kamae, tip slightly lower than the opponent’s knee.
  • hasso no kamae. Similar in form to hidari-jodan, but the kamae is slightly above the right shoulder instead of overhead. The right hand is even with and about one fist away from the mouth, the left hand is aligned with the centerline of the body, sword at 45 degree angle.
  • waki gamae. Behind the body kamae. Step back with the right foot, and position the sword so that it angles down with the tip hidden from the opponent, with the left hand near the right hip. The body turns to the right.

 

Uchidachi and Shidachi Roles
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Rei-ho
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Tachi no Kata (Long Sword Forms)
The following list briefly summarizes the starting kamae and primary (“ya” / “to”) cuts for the uchidachi / shidachi roles. Click on the numbered link for a video clip of the kata.

  • 1 hidari-jodan / migi-jodan; men (through torso) / nuki-men
  • 2 chudan / chudan; kote / nuki-kote
  • 3 gedan / gedan; tsuki / tsuki
  • 4 hasso / waki; tsuki / men
  • 5 hidari-jodan / chudan; men / suriage-men
  • 6 chudan / gedan; kote / suriage-kote
  • 7 chudan / chudan; men (through torso) / do

 

Kodachi no Kata (Short Sword Forms)
  • 8 hidari-jodan / chudan; men / men
  • 9 gedan / chudan; men / men
  • 10 chudan / gedan; men (do) / tsuba

 

Kata tests
  • primary kamae: chudan, migi-jodan, hidari-jodan, gedan
  • tachi reiho, 5 steps back, 3 steps forward 
  • 1 ippon me
  • 2 nihon me
  • 3 sanbon me 
  • secondary kamae: hasso no kamae, wakigamae
  • 4 yonhon me
  • 5 gohon me 
  • 6 roppon me
  • 7 nanahon me 
  • kodachi no kamae: vs jodan, vs gedan, gedan
  • 8 kodachi ippon me
  • 9 kodachi nihon me
  • 10 kodachi sanbon me

剑道感想(一)

第一次去kendo club的practice是在3月8号,之后12, 19, 20, 23号各参加了一次。一共有5次了。学到现在有颇多感想。每次到了practice的日子,就非常的高兴,期待时间的到来。非常喜欢剑道里对于礼仪的严格要求,据说是因为旧时比武结果往往会有一死,所以对对手尊重也是对生命的尊重。也喜欢那种忽静忽动的典雅的感觉。如果说刚开始只是抱着好奇的态度去练习剑道,现在慢慢开始内心真正喜欢上了剑道.

现在我存在的几个最大的问题。

1。右手参与用力太多,导致挥剑时,往上挥和下挥路线都是弯曲的

2。左手不够稳,在练习左右平移的时候,shinai看着就离开中线了。中线在剑道中是非常重要的,中线守不好,非常容易被对手攻击。左手稳的一个关键是要左手臂和身体夹紧。

3。没有体会用身体出力,甚至前进有时候没有用左脚推动,而是右脚直接迈向前。丹田应该用力,这样才能保持身体直。身体不直非常容易被对手看出破绽,也不利于  快速移动。平时走路可以多体会丹田用力的感觉

4。剑挥上去的时候要注意保持45度角,tip of the shinai can not be lower than the shoulder. 如果不能做到这个,就说明手臂或者手腕动作做错了,会影响挥下时候的发力。

5。左手掌和中、食、小指的力量需要继续训练。

How to style actionbar in android

I have been trying to adjust the text size of my app. However, it is not apparent how to customize the style of actionbar, as it is to set the text size of texts in other elements.

Only now I start looking at the style that is being applied now. Open the manifest file in my HRA project, @android:style/Theme.Holo.Light.DarkActionBar is found under <application >. 

 

so what I need to do is to create a customized style, and then replace the style above with my customized style.

 

After creating the customized style, I am curious about what is defined for the @android:style/Theme.Holo.Light.DarkActionBar

differences between gravity and layout_gravity in android

android:layout_gravity is the Outside gravity of the View. That means, to specify the direction in which the View should touch it’s parent’s border.

android:gravity is the Inside gravity of that View. This means, in which direction it’s contents should align.

HTML/CSS Equivalents:

android:layout_gravity = float in CSS

android:gravity = text-align in CSS

Easy trick to remember: Take “layout-gravity” as “Lay-outside-gravity”