Kendo Basics Series: Tandoku Dosa: Kyodo Strikes

This kyodo uchi video introduces a method to practice coordination called kyodo uchi. It is very important for you to coordinate your arms and footwork so you can make your movement smoother and powerful. Kyodo means “movement” and there are 3 type...

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Kendo Basics Series: Tandoku Dosa: Pay Attention Grip

This kendo instructional video introduces how to learn the right grip and to avoid the common mistake in kendo. This is the most common mistake that almost 100% of beginners do! By avoiding this mistake, you do not have to take an extra step to improve your...

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Kendo Basics Series: Tandoku Dosa: Single Cuts: Kote & Do

These videos will introduce single cuts, kote and do. These should be done after learning a men strike as a single cut. As long as you can strike men, it should be easy to learn kote strike and do strike. Both must be learned carefully, of course. There are so...

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Kendo Basics Series: Tandoku Dosa: Naname Joge Buri

This kendo instructional video introduces naname joge buri or sayu joge buri. Naname means diagonal. Sayu means “left and right”. Where I learned the term, naname joge buri, was used but I noticed that some people say “sayu” joge buri s...

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Kendo Basics Series: Tandoku Dosa: Zenshin Kotai Shomen Uchi

These kendo instructional videos introduce zenshin kotai shomen uchi and some important points. Zenshin means “going forward“. Kotai means “going backward“. Shomen means the middle forehead in this case. After learning zenshin kota...

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