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Hiro's Pick: Furukawa sensei vs Yamada sensei

This is from All Japan Kendo Champ in 1979 when Furukawa sensei was 23 and 5-dan. Furukawa sensei is in white. You can see the differences between the current kendo and then-kendo.

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[PL] Hiro's Review: Furukawa sensei vs Matsuda sensei

Both are fabulous and strong kendoists of the era. Their kendo is categorized as hardness or gou. Juu is softness. Obviously their kendo is not soft :) Usually gou and gou fight, the fight ends up with striking each other powerfully but this wasn't.

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Hiro's Pick: Furukawa sensei vs Matsuda sensei

Very unusual shiai for 8-dan level. What do you think is going on between them?

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[PL] Hiro's Review: Who Passed and Why in this 8-dan Exam?

I did my best! Very very hard to know why and why not some passed and others didn't. Why? Simply I am not an 8-dan! So I did my best to analyse it and share my conclusion with you.

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Podcast 70: Good Keiko and Bad Keiko by Okada Morimasa sensei Part I

Okada sensei talks about what motodachi traditionally means and what his/job is. This one will be two or more episodes. Very deep story.

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[GLD] Hiro's Review: Arima sensei vs Miyagawa sensei

Did you enjoy watching the video? I did! We can learn techniques, seme, tame and postures. Very nice video. Hope you watch my review for more detail!

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Hiro's Pick: 8-dan Exam. Who and why passed?

This video clip shows some 8-dan shinsa and tells us who passed. Even though it is very hard to analyse, I would like to try why some passed and others didn't.

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[PL] Hiro's Review: Arima sensei vs Miyagawa sensei

Did you enjoy watching the video? I did! We can learn techniques, seme, tame and postures. Very nice video. Hope you watch my review for more detail!

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My Sensei refuses to train me like everyone else.

I’ve been doing kendo for years now. However, recently there was an incident involving my father and my sensei and a fair bit of money being taken, after

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Podcast 69: Good Keiko Bad Keiko by Miyazaki Fumihiro sensei

In this episode, I would like to share what Miyazaki sensei does as good keiko. The word I could not pronounce well in the episode is "Centrifugal Force".

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Tips to Overcome the Differences in Kendo

Do you think you need to be big and strong to learn kendo? Do you think the youth has more advantages than the elders? Not in kendo.

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Learn Seme by a Successful Nitō Kendoist: Kyo and Jitsu

How to learn seme by applying nito technique to one sword technique. Learning the concept of kyo and jitsu by a successful nito kendoist.

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[GLD] Hiro's Review: Eto sensei vs Eiga sensei

[Patron Gold and up Only] These sensei are very young 8-dan and they used to be in the All Japan Kendo Championships very often. Both of them are good at men strikes.

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Hiro's Pick: Arima sensei vs Miyagawa sensei

Arima sensei is one of traditional sensei with variety of techniques. He was influenced by the late Koshikawa sensei (9-dan) who was also shorter than the most of kenshi back then and he was also a technician.

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[PL] Hiro's Review: Eto sensei vs Eiga sensei

[Patron Platinum Only] These sensei are very young 8-dan and they used to be in the All Japan Kendo Championships very often. Both of them are good at men strikes.

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