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Podcast Episode 51: Fight with Healthy Body and Mind

This is a 10th Lesson from Kaida sensei's book about attitudes towards shiai. But it really helps our attitudes in our daily keiko as well.

Now while introducing his thoughts, I am expanding them into our daily keiko so I am sure you can benefit out of this podcast.

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How to maintain a smoked shinai

Just wondering how to properly maintain a smoked shinai. Do I need to oil it? I went through several articles online. Some suggests oiling the smoked

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Some beginner questions.

I just started practicing kendo from your videos. I do not know much about kendo and have some basic questions. I started practicing the Joge buri? (I

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Leg's width in kamae.

I'm not sure about the proper words to explain my doubt today, but let's try. Talking about legs, I've noticed that there are different ways of standing

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Kendo at Promotions

I have just returned from failing my promotional exam. While I know by my performance that I have more to work on, I was frustrated beyond belief to see

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T-shirt Design Contest has Started

Are you a designer or artist? Come and participate in this t-shirt design contest held by Kendo For Life,LLC. Show off your talent to the world!

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Hiro's Review on Nito vs Jodan

[Only for Kendo For Life Club Members] This is a streaming version of Hiro's Reiew on Nito vs Jodan. What did you think? I thought this was a phychological game. Hope you like the review!

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Hiro's Pick: Beautiful Men Kaeshi Do

[Service for Only Patrons (Perl level and up)]Here is a clip from Kyoto Taikai I found on YouTube.The Do was so beautiful! Cannot wait to review this video!Enjoy!

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Podcast Episode 47: Fight with Techniques

In this episode, I would like to introduce Lesson 5 Fight with Techniques from a book written by Akira Kaida sensei. This episode doesn't explain just what techniques you should learn but this indicates what you should be learning at your level. Hope this helps!

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Adjusting Shinai´s Length

I have a question about adjusting on purpose the length of the shinai, specifically cutting short the tsuka part of the shinai. Some people claims that

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Hiro's Review on Dagashira Men

[Patron Kendo For Life Club members Only] Without Kaida sensei's book, I don't think I could analyze it in detail.

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Hiro's Pick: Sakata sensei vs Eto sensei

[Patron Pearl Level and Up Only] Let's learn how difficult it is to strike and also how "fighting for the center" is complex.

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Episode 45: Fight with Footwork

In this episode, I want to share Lesson 3: Fight with Footwork, one of the 12 lessons from the book written by Akira Kaida sensei.

In the next training, please focus on your feet!Hope this helps!

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Bent shinai

I have a short practical question. Is there any way to fix a shinai that is bending? A fellow kenshi realized about it today, my sinai is bending towards

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About Gyaku Do

It's rare to see somebody getting a ippon when striking Gyaku Do in shiai. Besides that, there are many ways of doing zanshin after a Gyaku Do strike.

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