Tag: Kendo Lessons

3 Simple Steps to Steal Techniques

Have you heard that you should not be learning techniques but you should be stealing them? I tell my students to steal the movements. There are many things that we cannot just “teach”. But do you really know what “stealing techniques”...

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3 Phases of Human Development in Kendo

I think kendo has three phases of human development and these phases are really similar or the same as our human development in the society. You are Selfish!! The first phase is a selfish phase. When you start kendo you have to learn rules, etiquettes and the...

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Don’t be obsessed with fumikomi

I have been telling my students that fumikomi is not necessary. And recently I have read an article by Geoff Salmon sensei, the author of Kendo. It is called Fumikomi-ashi – not the only way. You should read this if you have not. And many people think t...

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5 Steps to Control Your Own Body to Gain More Control Over Your Sword

This is not only about kendō so if you learn this you can use those for something else too. These 5 steps are what I learned through more than 20 years of instructing kendō and being a student of kendō for more than 34 years. The core of these steps is… ...

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Do You Know the Difference Between Tsuyoi and Umai?

The kendō I have been wanting or searching is that tsuyoi kendo. What is tsuyoi kendō? One day when I was 12 years old, at my dōjō back in Japan, the late Tsurumaru sensei called me and asked me, out of nowhere, this question. Which One Is Better, Tsuyoi K...

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