Kendo Basics Series: How to Line-up at the Dojo in Kendo

This is how we line up at the dojo at the beginning and end of the training. I am not sure if you have a dojo to go to or you do not have one because there is no dojo in your city. Either case, it is very important for you to learn what happens […] ...

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Kendo Basics Series: How to Sit in kendo- Sitting in Seiza

We sit in certain way that is called seiza in kendo. In this video, you are going to learn how to sit in seiza in kendo. By the way, in kendo we sit in certainly way so please learn this properly. We call it Saza Uki (左座右起). Some points for you when s...

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Kendo Basics Series: Seiza and Mokuso (meditation)

Once you sit in seiza you will meditate quietly. This meditation is called mokuso. In mokuso, it is very important to know how you breathe. Many tell you to “empty” your mind but it is not THAT easy. Learn how to breathe first in mokuso. Some poin...

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Kendo Basics Series: How to Bow in the Sitting Position (zarei)

In this kendo instruction video, you learn how to bow in the sitting position (zarei). If you just lower your head, you might be doing it wrong. There are certain points you should pay attention to. For example, you should know where your hands should be place...

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Kendo Basics Series: Beginning of Training at a Glance

In this kendo instruction video, you are putting everything you have learned together. So far we have gone through individual movement/etiquette and now we have to do it smoothly. It is time for “dots to become a line“. Each dots must be done prop...

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