Kendo Basics Series: Okuri Ashi Practice

19-yoiutube-okuriashi-practiceThis 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 balance: especially upper body.
  • Maintain the good stance (many change the width between their feet)
  • Do it slowly until you get the hang of it.

The footwork is more important than learning how to cut in kendo.

Footwork: Okuri Ashi Practice

 

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