Kendo Basics Series: Okuri Ashi Practice with Shinai

This kendo instructional video introduces a way to practice okuri-ashi called shiho-ashi-sabaki with the shinai. Shiho-ashi-sabaki is a combination of 4 okuri ashi to 4 different directions, front, back, right and left. Once this is done with the shinai, you h...

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Kendo Basics Series: Tsugi Ashi

This kendo instructional video introduces footwork called tsugi-ashi. You might learn this at an early stage of your kendo session but remember that is for your knowledge. You do not need this footwork for a long time. Why? Tsugi-ashi is useful when there is a...

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Kendo Basics Series: Hiraki Ashi

This kendo instructional video introduces footwork called hiraki-ashi. This footwork is also advanced like tsugi-ashi but this is good footwork to learn coordination. The points you have to pay attention to: Do not cross your legs after each movement Always co...

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Kendo Basics Series: Introduction to Tandoku Dosa (Solo Training)

This kendo video tells you why those dantoku dosa (solo training movements) are important. Tandoku means single or solo. Dosa means movements. So tandoku dosa means movements that are done by a single person. We have a training method called Sotai Dosa, which ...

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Kendo Basics Series: Joge Buri

This kendo instructional video introduces joge-buri. Joge buri is one of the basics that beginners must know. Jo means up and ge means down. Buri is swing so it is “up and down swinging movement“.   Some points you must pay attention: Do not t...

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