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[PL] Hiro's Review: Yamanaka sensei vs Yamamoto sensei

No ippon was earned by either of them but this was exciting to me. Hope you can learn from this video too!

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Kendo Study: Suburi for Fumikomi

This is a method to get fumikomi. This might help you or your kendo mates or might not. But hope this leads you and your mates to the next step.

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[GLD] Hiro's Review: Ishida sensei vs Masago sensei

This is a great video for us to see how one strike changes the flow of the tachiai. Also we can learn a lot about seme and tame. Enjoy!

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Open Your Letters with A Ninja Sword: Mini Ninja Sword Letter Opener

Have you ever thought to give a gift that makes your friend smile and actually it is useful? Give a made-in-Japan handcrafted ninja sword letter opener as a gift.

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[PRL] Hiro's Pick: Yamamoto sensei vs Yamanaka sensei

No valid cuts in this tachiai but I wanted you to see the video for some reasons. Why do you think?

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Don't Learn Kendo At the Dojo

What are you learning at the dojo? if you think you are learning kendo at the dojo you are going to have a hard time to improve. Stop learning kendo. Change your perspectives.

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[PL] Hiro's Review: Ishida sensei vs Masago sensei

This is a great video for us to see how one strike changes the flow of the tachiai. Also we can learn a lot about seme and tame. Enjoy!

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Podcast 79: Kendo Now and Then by Kawakami sensei

Kawakami sensei is the main instructor at Kansai University where Alex Bennett sensei works. He trained many 8-dan sensei when they were at PL high school. He is one of the sensei who can share what kendo sued to be with us. Enjoy.

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[GLD] Hiro's Review: Yamanaka sensei vs Ishida sensei

I hope you enjoyed as much as I did. Yamanaka sensei was very calm all through the fight. You can see he was not fighting in the Ishida sensei's timing and distance. We can learn a lot from his fight.

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[PRL] Hiro's Pick: Ishida sensei vs Masago sensei

The tachiai of Ishida sensei and Masago sensei is the second one starting around 3m28s. You can see who is in charge of the tachiai.

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[PL] Hiro's Review: Yamanaka sensei vs Ishida sensei

I hope you enjoyed as much as I did. Yamanaka sensei was very calm all through the fight. You can see he was not fighting in the Ishida sensei's timing and distance. We can learn a lot from his fight.

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Kendo Study: Suburi - Getting Ready for More Actions

More Striking with Suburi with Seme. Single Cuts to Multiple Cuts and Ready for Fumikomi.

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Podcast 78: 3 Positions to Put Pressure

How do you put pressure without actually doing something to your opponent’s shinai? Where is the most effective point to put pressure? Again it is from the book, Tsuyokunaru Jissenteki Kendo Gakushuho (p.67)

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[GLD] Hiro's Review: Hayashi sensei vs Endo sensei

It is very hard to say but the differences are obvious. Hayahsi sensei is more linear, faster and smaller with the further distance compare to Endo sensei. Endo sensei, on the other hand, strikes from the closer distance, bigger and involves more side movements.

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[PRL] Hiro's Pick: Ishida sensei vs Yamanaka sensei

Famous 8-dan sensei's tachiai. I think Yamanaka sensei was being patient a lot. What do you think he was doing there?

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