Kendo Basics Series: Sonkyo

In this kendo instruction video, you are learning how to sit it sonkyo. Sonkyo is unique to kendo and also sumo. It is a part of greetings so please do it right. I understand it is hard to do. But just take your time. Some points for you to accomplish sonkyo: ...

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Kendo Basics Series: Introduction of the Basic Feet Positions

  This kendo instructional video shows the basic feet position.This is the start of your footwork so study and keep finding the best position for you. The positions of your feet are very important since that is the point your movement starts. So if you do...

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Kendo Basics Series: Introduction of Kendo Footwork, Ashisabaki

This kendo instructional video introduces the basic kendo footwork or ashisabaki. The ashisabaki or ashi-sabaki is performed by gliding our feet on the floor or what we call, suri-ashi. Now that is the first thing you must be able to accomplish. By suri-ash...

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Kendo Basics Series: The Foundation of the Basic Footwork: Suri ashi and Okuri ashi

This kendo instructional video  introduces 2 types of basic kendo footwork or ashisabaki, that is suriashi and okuriashi. As mentioned in the previous video on the basic footwork, suri-ashi must be performed well by all the kendo practitioners. Then you must ...

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Kendo Basics Series: Okuri Ashi Practice

This kendo instructional video introduces a way to practice okuri-ashi called shiho-ashi-sabaki. Shiho-ashi-sabaki is a combination of 4 okuri ashi to 4 different directions, front, back, right and left. The points you have to pay attention to: Keep the balanc...

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