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Episode 59: Kendo for Overweight, Older and….

In this episode, I would like to share answers to most common questions, “Can I do kendo because I am …”. I have received many questions that concern their weight, age (young and old) and other stuff. Do you think overweight and age will be disadvantages to improve kendo?

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Hiro's Pick: Toda sensei vs Suzuki sensei

This video clip is from 2011 Kyoto Taikai. What kind of kendo you think the late Toda sensei was after?

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Hiro's Review: Kamei sensei Kirikaeshi [PL]

[For Platinum Patrons] The Ultimate Kihon. How many of us can do this right? There are things newcomers don't know too. This is so important for all of us. Enjoy.

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Hiro's Pick: Kamei sensei Kirikaeshi

[Pearl and up patrons]This is a great video of Kamei sensei explaining how kirikaeshi was.

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Podcast Episode 58: Having Fun in Kendo

Is it wrong to have a fun in kendo? Can we use balloons, balls and some other tools in kendo? What is your thought?

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Hiro's Review: Shimano sensei vs Hamasaki sensei

[Gold Patrons and Above] You can learn how to execute good seme from this video. And how good attitude comes out :) I hope you enjoy!

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Hiro's Pick: Kamei sensei Kirikaeshi

[Patron Pearl and Above] This is a great video of Kamei sensei explaining how kirikaeshi was.

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Episode 57: Naikan…What Kendo Gives Us?

In this episode, I would like to share what we call Naikan. I think after all this is the point we seem to come back to. I also notice that this is not something everyone wants. The funny thing is kendo has multiple dimensions and we might not necessarily be able to see all of them 🙂 The next episode will be done with a totally different tone. It is about fun and kendo.

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Being overweight in kendo

I have a few questions about being overweight in kendo. As you know I'm a rather large man and have a hard time sitting in seiza. Do you think size

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Hiro's Pick: Shimano sensei vs Hamasaki sensei

This is a tachiai between Shimano sensei vs Hamasaki sensei at Kyoto Taikai. Both 8-dan. I thought this is something you should watch too. Enjoy!

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Hiro's Review: Makes You Wanna Do Kendo

[Patron Gold and Platinum Members] This is a review video of a video that makes you wanna do kendo. There are 11 techniques I made comments on. And it became a long video. So no need to watch at once. 5 minutes at a time is good :)

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Redeem Your Discount Code to Buy Fundraising Apparel

Buy kendo fundraising apparels to support Kendo For Life activities.

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Ai Men and Debana Men, the difference.

As far as I know, Ai Men is simultaneous Men attack from both players and Debana Men is when one reacts intuitively and attack Men before the other starts

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Episode 56: Why Do People Quit Kendo?

In this episode, I would like to talk about why people quit kendo. Is it because they realise that kendo was not for them? Is it because of instructors? Have you ever thought quitting kendo? Please share your thoughts.

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Fumikomi, two different ways to start

I have seen two different ways to initiate the movement when doing Fumikomi: One is when you raise up your arms up until the top of the head, at this point,

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