Kendo Enthusiast Harrison

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April 27, 2017 – David Harrison ,63 , practiced Japanese Martial Arts, Kendo, swing using bamboo sword in the big gym in Amos A. Lawrence School, Brookline, MA. He shouted “men!” Photo by Hidefumi Nogami
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April 27, 2017 – David Harrison walked towards the entrance of Amos A. Lawrence School, Brookline, MA. In his bags, there were bamboo swords and protective gears of Kendo. He comes to practice every Monday and Thursday. Photo by Hidefumi Nogami
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April 27, 2017 – David Harrison (right) talked with a Kendo friend Oleg Stakhanov (left), changing their clothes to Kendo uniform in the locker room in Amos A. Lawrence School, Brookline, MA. “Tonight’s practice is for Dan holder’s practice.” Dan is the rank that is referred to in the Western world as a black belt. Harrison has 5th Dan and Stakhanov has 4th Dan. Photo by Hidefumi Nogami
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April 27, 2017 – Boston Kendo Kyokai members sat on one’s heels and meditated in the big gym in Amos A. Lawrence School, Brookline, MA. David Harrison (front right) took a seat of honor where the farthest from the entrance because he had 5th Dan, the highest rank in this association. Photo by Hidefumi Nogami
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April 27, 2017 – David Harrison (front right) received Men-Uchi, the straight cut to the forehead in the big gym in Amos A. Lawrence School, Brookline, MA. All of members were putting Kendo equipment, the armor (bogu) which consists of a face mask (men), a chest protector (do), a hip and waist protector (tare), and a pair of gloves (kote). Photo by Hidefumi Nogami
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April 28, 2017 – David Harrison (center), team leader of Enterprise Data Warehouse, had a meeting with his colleagues, Ying Zhong (left) and Earl Gray (right) in his office in Quincy, MA. He is responsible for allocating resources to IT projects and production support activities, providing technical leadership and resource management, communicating project status to staff and senior management, and advising senior management on the feasibility and cost estimates for IT projects. Photo by Hidefumi Nogami
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April 28, 2017 – David Harrison, NTT Data Services, Senior Advisor, manages a team of database software developers and data modelers in two locations, Massachusetts and India. In his desk in Quincy, MA, he exercised his grip strength. “I sometimes spend time alone with my thoughts like this.”
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April 28, 2017 – David Harrison has lots of books with regard to Japanese martial arts in his house in Brookline, MA. The aging book “Fundamental KENDO” is as a bible for him. He said “to become more humble, more compassionate, more patient, more persevering. I like to say that Kendo is the art of cultivating the human character.”
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April 28, 2017 – David Harrison (right) hugged his wife Mayumi to his side and smiled on the backyard of his house, Brookline, MA. In 1980, his girlfriend, now his wife, took him to see a Kendo demonstration in Boston. He thought, “wow, the two performers are tough!” After that he started practicing Kendo.
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May 1, 2017 – David Harrison (left) was teaching Kendo to two beginners who came to the practice for the first time in the big gym in Amos A. Lawrence School, Brookline, MA. “It’s important to practice Kendo as a way to challenge yourself, both physically and mentally. Not so much to gain strength and skill as develop your potential as a human being.”
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May 1, 2017 – After two hours practice, David Harrison bowed in the entrance of the big gym in Amos A. Lawrence School, Brookline, MA, and walked away.
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