Kendo Basics Series: Introduction of Kendo Footwork, Ashisabaki

Introduction of Kendo FootworkThis 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-ashi, there are 4 types of ashi-sabaki in kendo.


  • okuri-ashi,
  • tsugi-ashi,
  • ayumi-ashi,
  • hiraki-ashi.

The footwork is more important than learning how to cut in kendo. Find out why by watching the video.

Introduction of Kendo Footwork, Ashisabaki


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