Two things from o-daiko class last night.
Thing one: I realized partway through our right-right-left-left slow-fast repeat-repeat-repeat-faster drill that the secret to hitting hard isn’t just a full backswing and a throw-and-extend into the drum face. It’s using our core.
Have I not been playing sports my entire life? How do I not know to start with this in everything I do?
Thing two: I finally bought my own set of o-daiko bachi. They feel solid and powerful! After hitting with it for less than an hour, I cracked the tip.
It’s not quite as spectacular as the one I split in two at my first class, but I can at least claim full responsibility for this one.
I’m quite enjoying my giant bachi smashing track record right now.