Kendo Basics Series: How to Finish up Training

In these┬ákendo instruction videos, you are learning how to finish up training. Once you learned how to begin, it is much easier. The main differences are 1. Bowing order is different. This time you bow to sensei first. 2. We say “arigato-gozaimashita...

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Kendo Basics Series: How to Stand and Shizentai

In this kendo instruction video, you are learning how to stand and take a posture called shizentai. Shizentai means “natural posture” but of course you have to learn it ­čÖé The important points of shizentai are 1. Do not stick out your chest 2.┬áD...

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Kendo Basics Series: How to Get Ready to Draw the Sword Out – Taito

In this kendo instruction video, you are learning how to get ready to draw out your sword. I see people, not few, who skip this part. Whenever I see people like that, I feel sad and worry about the future of kendo. You do taito so you are ready to fight. Do y...

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Kendo Basics Series: How to Draw the Sword Out- Nuketo

In this kendo instruction video, you are learning how to draw out your sword. The movement itself is not so complicated. It is rather easy but you must pay attention to how you draw out your sword. If you remember it is a “sword” not a bamboo stick...

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Kendo Basics Series: How to Take the Basic Stance of Kendo: Chudan

In this kendo instruction video, you are learning how to┬átake the basic stance of kendo, chudan. Chudan means the mid level; “chu” means middle and “dan” means level. It is considered to be the basic stance because you can attack and d...

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